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Excellence in library services

Syed Azamthullah, Syed Salim Agha (2009) Excellence in library services. In: IIUM at 25: The path travelled and the way forward. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 179-220. ISBN 9789675272103

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Abstract

Introduction : As a "doorway to a lifetime of learning" the library is the heart of the university community. The social responsibility and dynamic role of the library as a critical community service go beyond just providing access to information. It "maximizes the utilization of bibliographic records for the benefit of society'; serves as a mediator between man and graphic and/or digital records; tames the "chaotic world of information"; organizes and preserves "the written record of civilization"; provides service with a high sense of purpose and dedication; is an agency of communication that enables the transfer of information; holds within its midst 'knowledge needed to craft a creative solution to any problem'; prevents societies from "reinventing the wheel"; is a well organized joy where people go "to seek sanctuary and quiet"; enables browsing and serendipitous learning, and above alt is the "oldest continuing institution in existence," The establishment of the nUM library in 1983 and the investment in it ever since was and has always been viewed as a strategic investment in the University's future.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2170/1313 (LG173G56I61S 2009)
Uncontrolled Keywords: library services, libraries
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology

Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Library & Information Science
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2011 08:34
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 14:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1313

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