S.S. Chandel
19Information is a powerful tool for the development of society. It is a valuable commodity required for the planning, directing, controlling, decision-making, motivating, forecasting, research and development activities to ensure productive and gainful operation. Today, the information is available in digital form like electronic books and periodicals, CD-ROMs and other non-book materials as well as traditional forms like books, periodicals etc.
For the development of the nation, research in social sciences is extremely essential. A well-equipped library is a must for any social science research institutes. This book assesses the state of information services in the libraries of ICSSR institutes across India. History, aims and objectives, infrastructure and services of the libraries of ICSSR institutes find place in this book. It will provide invaluable guidelines to the policy makers, NGOs, planners, researchers, and to all those who are concerned with this field.