The extraordinary spread of Information and Communication Technology has led to a positive change in every sector of the economy. These include cashless transactions and replacing patient ID cards with microchips. Library responsibilities have changed with the rapid development of technology. These changes have created challenges and rivals for libraries, as well as new opportunities. Due to technological advances, the necessity of reconfiguring libraries was made. Customers’ preferences changed which required a reorganization. For those who feel technology threatens the survival and growth of libraries, this has been a challenge. However, digitization will reduce the cost and size of traditional libraries as well as increase accessibility to books and other papers.
IT technology has made it easier to access resources by creating new methods of retrieval. A library can be described as a carefully curated collection that includes books and other materials. The digitization of books and other materials can be done electronically using technology. It allows for the translation of text into electronic format. This facilitates information reuse and reuse. It also makes it easier to retrieve data and provides answers to all queries. The rise of digital libraries has facilitated connectivity in education, as professors can exchange academic papers and books via email with their students. The sharing of information has been made possible by the World Wide Web (www), which in turn has allowed for increased human interaction through digital libraries (Bansode and Manohar 281). Digitization of libraries has made it possible to distribute information and get information from anywhere. Data can be easily transferred to other parts of the world if resources such as music, video, and pictures are digitalized.
The education sector is reliant on libraries. Libraries can be described as structured resources which combine media with community service (interactive, video and text). Digital libraries are used to offer instructors and students access to expensive academic materials, human resources and physical objects when they’re needed. Technology is crucial in the preservation of cultural artifacts and ideas (Bansode, Manohar 282). The World Wide Web, audios and articles have made it possible to share cultural information with many nations, races, and ethnicities. Students and teachers can also use digital libraries to improve their intellectual and socio-cultural skills. The use of technology can allow us to encounter cultures, art, cuisines, and other forms of culture around the world, which will enhance our empathy and understanding. It is possible to learn more about cultures around the world through digital libraries. They also reduce the monotony associated with traditional classrooms.