With the shift in how users consume information, digital libraries with web-based access are gaining preference over conventional libraries.
Libraries have played a vital role in academic and social lives for a very long time. They have been the place where one would go to find an organized collection of information resources made accessible to its members. The information is found in various formats like books, journals, research papers, CDs, etc.
With the internet becoming more accessible and technology advancing, users get their information online. While a lot of information is present online and accessible, a lot of it still exists in the printed format. The library is yet to transform digitally and faces quite a few challenges to achieve so.
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In the US alone, 40% of patrons whose library use has declined say they can get information online more easily, and 6% of these patrons prefer e-books
Access on Demand
Digital versions of books allow users to read the content anytime and anywhere. Unline conventional libraries, users have access across locations and devices
While conventional libraries have an opening and closing time, digital libraries provide access to their users 24 hours a day.
Through automation of repetitive tasks, librarians are no longer required to organize and manage the library resources
With repeated usage by readers, physical resources undergo deterioration, leading to a cost of preservation
A conventional library does not allow a particular book to be accessed by multiple users at the same time. That is not true for a digital library
Limited storage space limits traditional libraries. Digital libraries have endless storage on the cloud and require very little space on servers