Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS)
Rural Library as Community Information Service Centres at the VillagesAuthor : Niti Mollah
Volume 3 No.1 January-June 2013 pp 7-12
The role of knowledge and information as inputs to development has been recognized and accepted beyond debate. In the age of Information Technology (IT) Revolution, information centres could prove to be the propellers of development in IT powered which fruits of development may take shape. Thus they may function as womb of developmental activities. Trickledown effect may certainly start from these information centres. It is thus quite obvious that rural libraries may play vital role to boost development by disseminating information related to agriculture, marketing, and health and hygiene etc. The rural libraries in West Bengal that are lying almost defunct in many cases may be reshaped as village information centre to meet the need of country men in west Bengal and other parts of India too.
Information Service Centre, Rural Library, IT Revolution, Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), and Trainers’ Training Centers (TTC)