Library Science: Science of Sciences

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The aim of this study is to analyze and compare the impact of Computer Science, Social Science, Management Science and other sciences on Library Science. Digitization, Automation, Radio Frequency Identification, Barcode Readers, Scanners , Printers, and other digital devices, Online Public Access Catalogue, Electronic Resources, Web Portals & MARC (Machine Readable Catalogue) are purely related to Computer Science but at most of the times maintain , controlled and accessed by the library professionals. Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing, Coordinating, Reporting, Budgeting are purely related to Management Science but Library professional must have all these skills.Library Professionals serves to society so he or she mush has all the skills of a Social Scientist. Library Science is an interdisciplinary Science of Social Science, Computer Science as well as Management Science.


Keywords: Education and Social Welfare, Technology and Applied Sciences
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Hussain Ashfaq

Library Management Solutions Consultant, Synegy Computers (Pvt.) Ltd
Islamabad, Pakistan

Ashfaq Hussain having master degree in Library & Information Science, currently working as Library Management Solutions Consultant. Previously I have worked with LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and OPSTec(Overseas Pkistanies Science & Technologies City). I am the writer of the thesis "Perception of LIS professionals regarding digital libraries in Pakistan". It was the first ever publication about the digital library in Pakistan.

Ref: I08P0887