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Digital Library - An Inevitable Resource for Modern Day Research in Developing Countries

M. Tariq Banday
University of Kashmir, India
Jameel A. Qadri
BC College of North West London, UK
Nisar A. Shah
University of Kashmir, India


Abstract
Research in any area requires an extensive collection and study of relevant literature. The research literature may be found in different libraries dispersed at different geographical locations. The conventional library systems pose some potential difficulties in acquiring timely information and therefore impede the research activity. This paper presents use of digital libraries in carrying out cost-effective and quality research. With technology innovations, a commensurate progress is required in the development and maintenance of the knowledge base. Statistics have shown that the research activity has increased with the digitization of the information and its easy availability to the researchers especially in developing countries. The digital library has thus become an inevitable source of information for researchers around the globe especially in developing countries to maintain the pace of research in a highly competitive world.

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Reference:Banday, M.T. , Qadri, J.A., Shah, N.A. (2009). "Digital Library - An Inevitable Resource for Modern Day Research in Developing Countries," . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 9(23). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/9-23
Keywords:Digital Library, Open Access, Institutional Repository, Open Access Journals
Item Type:Article - Volume 9 Article 23 (2009)
Language:English
Email: M. Tariq Banday (sgrmtb@yahoo.com)
Jameel A. Qadri (scorpiojameel@yahoo.com)
Nisar A. Shah (nassgr@yahoo.com)

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