JLIS abstracts



LIM (HT). New Technology and the University Library in A Developing Country. The Malaysian Experience. 10,2;1985;122-37

Deals with all the aspects of modern technology and discusses computer technology in particular. Gives reasons for the use of new technology in university libraries in the developing countries and points out that the library of the University Sains Malaysia is taking lead in the use of new technology in Malaysia . Discusses many activities of the library that are and can be automated effectively mainly house-keeping functions; information storage and retrieval; content processing and management functions. Concludes with the major problems faced by this university library like lack of experienced staff; lack of computer resources; lack of technical support; user resistance.