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Provision of Information Communication Technology in National Libraries of ASEAN Countries

Xia Lixin and Kay Thi Aye
College of Information Management, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China

Abstract—Libraries are starting of using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for library automation and then introducing digital library services. In the developing countries, such as ASEAN countries, except Singapore, other countries are still trying and developing the digital library application. With the invention of ICT, libraries now use various types of technologies to aid the services they render. Everyday new technologies advances affect the way information is handled in libraries and information centers. With regard the present conditions of using ICT based library services and activities by the national libraries in ASEAN countries and ICTs to the development of digital library environment are revealed that according to the topics of interest and need identified by the institution or library level.

Index Terms—ASEAN, national library, Information Communication Technology (ICT), digital library

Cite: Xia Lixin and Kay Thi Aye, "Provision of Information Communication Technology in National Libraries of ASEAN Countries," Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 220-231, November, 2016. doi: 10.12720/jait.7.4.220-231