2.1 BRINGS INFORMATION TO THE USERS All the libraries are responsible to give information to their users whether through in printed or non-printed materials. From the huge of library collection, the users will be easy to choose and get the information when doing their task. Same like physical library, the digital library also brings information for their users but in digital formats. According to Govinda and Sudatta (2003), digital libraries can be used and access from anywhere, anytime and many people at the same time. Other than that, digital libraries brings information to users in real-time too when they need it and cannot go directly to the library.
5. Benefits of Digitization of Library Resources These can be summarized as access, support of preservation activities, collection development, institutional and strategies benefits, research and education. The obvious benefit of digitization is that it enables greater access to collections of all types. All manner of material can be digitized and delivered in electronic form. Digital materials can be made available to a broader audience than those who have the resources or ability to travel to see the analogue collections, and access can be expanded to non – traditional audiences such as lifelong learners.
Challenges of sharing digital information The growth and advances in information system technology nowadays have lead to the sharing of data and information in variety of digital or electronic form such as newspaper online, e-journal, video, images and many more. This happens because of the existence internet and technology that used by almost everyone around the world. The technology makes it possible for people to access valuable information through millions of websites that have been produced by people who are willing or intend to share the knowledge. The technology also allows people to communicate with one another by sharing the digital information through email, instant messaging or in social networking medium. According to the Diane H. Sonnenwald, information sharing includes providing information, confirming the information has been received, and confirming that the information is equally understood.
Learning is an eternal process of acquiring knowledge. The present globalized world offers wide variety of opportunities to quench the thirst for mastering various skills. The modes of learning can be broadly classified into two categories, namely, traditional and online. The first type refers to an act of studying through hubs like schools, colleges, universities and research centers. On contrary, online learning facilities are generally independent of dedicated infrastructures and are based on gaining knowledge through computer or mobile like gadgets.
Universities and other large institutions have a vested interest in being able to share their holdings of unique and rare materials from their various archives, museums, and special collections in a unified way with their community of researchers and learners. Integrated access to collections is just one example of how libraries, archives and museums can maximize their efficiency and impact by working more closely together. Therefore, shared data, services, technological infrastructure, staff, and expertise can unlock greater productivity within institutions, as well as create online research environments more aligned with user’s expectations. The evolution of technology has undoubtedly increased the variety of resources available in libraries today; it is no longer a case of going to the library to borrow a particular book for your research but rather an opportunity to explore books, journals, DVDs and websites
Although the library expands itself and promotes management of its holdings, the rapid growth of holdings and long-term preservation of resource still make the libraries facing tremendous pressure in space and development. In recent years, the rise of cooperative storage library greatly eases the library storage space of library main hall. (Wang, 2013) According to Gako (2015) physical facilities refers to adequate space and appropriate facilities which are accessible to the students, faculty and other users. It shall be designed to allow for future rearrangement and expansion. Faculty accreditors revealed very functional except for facilities for people with disabilities (PWD) shall be provided.
Even though widely used digital library, hybrid library has just appeared in the digital library research in the UK. Hybrid library is a library that uses digital information and printed it up together and can be brought together in a single integrated information services that are
• The library management should strive for total application of ICT into their services while providing more books for the library users. • The libraries should create their own official web site. As it will aid the display and exchange of information resources of books in a wide variety of formats, which will make it easy for librarians and library user to read, copy, download and print information resources of interest to them. • Libraries should utilize web (www) technology to host and manage electronic information resources for knowledge sharing. • Librarians should acquire technical skills, IT skills, managerial skills and communication skills to work in digital environment.
Computer system is a combination of electronic hardware and software. It takes data as input and processes, it to supply us with an output, such as information or a physical action. But it can only follow the instructions that we give it. Computer systems used in everywhere in the world. By using computer systems we can do our tasks very easily and quickly.