Application of internet in
library work and services
• Internet provides instant access to billions of information source
which includes books, reports, journals, video films, sound recordings
and other informations.
• Internet has become another alternative for library and information
• Internet facilitates quick document retrieval services from libraries
around the world.
• Information in any form located anywhere in the world can be
accessed by any usres at the touch of a button and at negligible cost.
Internet services beneficial to library
• Access to various internet resources
• Access to online catalogue of libraries.
• Access to various LIS networks.
• Downloading bibliographical records.
• Access to e-books/journals/databases.
• Online acquisition /ordering of library materials
• Online reservation of library materials
• Resourse sharing through union catalogue
E-mail and document transfer
• Most popular and widely used.
• Fastest and most economical and convenient method of
• E mail can be used not only to exchange messages with friends but to
transfer documents, obtain electronic copies, subscribe to electronic
news services or to journals, and to obtain information about any
thing that is stored on a computer.
• As librarian we can keep in touch with other librarians worldwide for
exchange of informatons and documents.
TELNET and electronic libraries
• Telnet is a protocol or set of rules that enables one computer connect
to another.( process is known as remote login)
• The users computer which initiate the connection is reffered to as local
computer and machine being connected to which accepts the
connection is referred as remote or host computer.
• The remote computer can be physically located in the next room, next
town, or in another country.
• Once connection to remote computer made instruction or menus may
• a variety of resources are available through telnet.
• Eg: library catalogue, databases, other internet tools such as FTP,
gopher, and world wide web.
FTP and document acquisition
• It provides a way to connect to another computer on internet and put
files on other computer or get files back to our computer.
• We can transfer any type of file using FTP
• Electronic texts, books, journal issues, reports, archive of mailing list,
graphic image, audio, video can transfer them.
• To use FTP to retrieve a file or book the name and location of the file
or book we want should be known to us.
Gopher for information search
• Gopher is a protocol designed to search, retrieve and display
document from remote sites on the site on the internet.
• Information accessible via gopher is stored on many computers all
over the internet. These computer are called gopher servers.
• Information stored in many kinds of non gopher server is also
available via special gopher server that acts as gateways.
• Campus wide area information system (cwais) and general audience
www & multimedia library access
• www is the most popular part of internet. It is perhaps known aspect
of the internet.
• It is the graphical internet service that provides a network of
interactive document and software to access them
• It is interactive , easy to use, it combines graphics, text, sound.
• rich communication medium
WAIS for catalogue search
• Wide area information system provides a method for indexing and
accessing specific bodies of knowledge.
• It covers every thing that we obtain from internet like mail, text,
electronic books, image, sound files and graphic files.
• It allows the users to search text, sound, or image from a single
interface located anywhere on the internet.
• It provide scored list of documents which are relevant to the query.
• WAIS client program enables the user’s computer to contact a WAIS
server, submit a search query and receive a response to the query.
• When you request a search from a WAIS client, it contact the server
that handles the libraries/ databases you suggested.
LISTSERV for information dissemination
• We can contact other librarian, scientists, publishers and authors
through e-mail. E-mail can also help us to join discussion groups.
• LISTSERV are also known as list processors, mail reflectors or mailing
• Catalogue is one of several information seeking device and only one part of
the total integrated management system.
• OPAC was a major development in the early eightees which have been
designed to be the principle means of catalogue access to library collection.
• In the early nineties web opac have appeared in the west as an improvement
over OPACs by exploiting the facilities of internet.
• Web opac allows users to interact with documents stored on computers all
over the world. It is a powerful tool that links all electronic resources.
• It offers the libraries the oppurtunities to access various resources of other
libraries on the web.
Online journals and resources
• With the advent of on line access, full text journals may be available
• It provides various journals relating to all subject fields.
• Electronic library also providing access to online resources like
encyclopaedia, dictionaries, newspapers and magazines .
Internet relay chat
• IRC is the most popular tool on the internet used by the people to talk
to each other using computers.
• It is used by the people sitting at their homes anywhere in the world
to talk to each other electronically using computer.
• It is generally called chatting.
• This tool is very useful in the libraries to access information from
another person anywhere in the world through chatting.