and Information science Issues|
Issue-III, July-September 2012 |
(An International Multi Disciplinary Journal)
DIGITIZATION OF MANUSCRIPT
AND ITS ACCESSIBILITY CENTRAL LIBRARY, BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY : CLICK HERE TO
paper enlightens how to preserve the manuscript collections in digital environment.
Considering the importance of manuscript as a source of historical & cultural
information it is
important to initiate projects aimed to preserving them
and making them accessible in ICT environment to information seekers. Information
technology has stretched new possibilities in preserving manuscripts when we were
scared of the end of those traditional reading materials. Internet has emerged
the best medium for this purpose and through the provision of web; manuscripts
may be made available to the outside world without compromising o their safety.Manuscripts
are rare publications they play an important role in human scholarship. Library
professionals need to have knowledge about the new technological advancements
and how to provide information effectively to the users at right time. Digital
preservation, or the archiving of manuscripts for preservation and access, is
an issue that must be resolved to ensure the retention of human heritage in perpetuity.
'.Digital information occupies a vast portion of the collections of all libraries
in the 21st century. The need to access and use digitized information is tremendously.