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University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh

Information Literacy Program (IL Program) and Library

IL Program

IL Program

Information Literacy Program (IL Program) and Library

Information Literacy Program (IL Program) is means when and why a student/user needs information, where to find information and how to use information in an accurate and proper manner. Information literacy includes Library User Education (LUE), information skills training, education & development, or includes ‘Key Skills’ which are related to the use and management of information in area of higher education for learning, teaching and research.

 

IL Program & Library

Information Literacy (IL) is also defined and known by different names, such as:  Library Orientation, User Education, Bibliographic Instruction, Library user skills training and training etc. Library orientation concentrates on how to use Library’s holdings and resources (print and online & digital) for providing an easy access to the students/users to its reading materials and resources. Librarians/Information Professionals can help (formal/informal) students/users in developing/enhancing their use of library services and facilities. Main purpose of Information Literacy is to enable students/users to seek information independently and use information appropriately.  

 

Digital Library

Digital Reading Device (IMG1570A)

Digital Library

Digital Library

Digital Library

A Digital Library is a Library in which collection is stored and managed in digital format. Digital Library is contrary to Traditional Library (as opposed to keeping print books, journals, periodicals, company reports, magazines, monograph, maps, atlas etc in physically on shelf) and can be accessed by computers.

Digital Library contents can be stored locally and can be accessed remotely from anywhere of the world via computer network with internet. A Digital Library is one kind of information retrieval system and technique. Term Digital Library can be applied for a wide range of collections and organizations and that needs to be considered a Digital Library and its Online Collections will be accessible to community of user.

Academic Library and other type of Library are building Institutional Repository of the institution’s print books, journals, maps, papers, theses, monographs, and other intellectual works which can be digitized and make accessible to the general public with rules, regulations and some restrictions. Accessing and using of a Digital Library and its online content are dependent on the steady and strong Information Technology Infrastructure, such as computer, communication links, power, etc.

 

 

Library and Its Usage

Book Stock

Book Stock

 

Library and Its Usage

Library

Library is a collection of books and other reading resources (e.g. journal, film in cd/dvd format, periodical, magazine, monograph etc) on various subjects. Library means a house or buildings or some floors of a building where books and other reading resources are kept systematically and orderly on the shelf for using/reading by users or readers. Libraries are of 2 (two) kinds, namely 1) Private or Personal Library and 2) Public Library in sense of funding and maintenance. A Personal Library is an individual affair and is maintained by a person’s own fund/money for his/her own use. The collection of such Library is built according to his/her interest, taste and requirement. On the contrary, Public Library is funded and maintained by Government/Government body/Authorities and collection of this type Library is made according to their various requirements. Public Libraries are attached to educational institutions like School, College and University and these Libraries are financed & maintained by the Authority or donation and subscription.

There is also National Library such as Public Library in each country. Rare books are found in National Library. National Library has great value for researchers and it is managed and financed by Government.

Usage of Library

Library is essential for people who boast of culture. Great minds speak to us through books. A Library is capable to make us familiar with culture of all ages. It gives us easy and open entry to wisdom and knowledge of ages. Library is the “Life Center” of a nation. People come to Library for learning as well as mind’s relaxation.

Library helps to spread and foster of knowledge and culture in the society. Library is an indispensable part of human civilization. Progress and prosperity of a country can be judged by number of Libraries that the country owns and maintains. Library leads to intellectual progress of a Nation.   

 

Cycling

Cylcing and Technology

Kid rides on cycle

Cycling

Cycling is called bicycling or biking and it is the use of bicycles for transports, recreations or for sports. Person who is engaged in cycling is Cyclist or Bicyclist.

Benefits of Cycling

Cycling is an effective mode of transportation and it has abundant benefits in comparing to motor operated vehicle which are as follow:

1) Cycling is one of the easiest ways to exercise 2) Cycling has no fuel consumption 3) Cycling has no air pollution 4) Cycling has easier parking and has access to both road and path 5) Cycling reduces stress 6) Cycling eats up calories  7) Cycling improves heart health 8) Cycling builds stamina 9) Cycling improves health coordination 10) Cycling increases muscle tone 11) Cycling improves cardio-vascular fitness etc.

Cycling Apparels& Wears

There are different types and brands of cycling cloths like as follows: 1) Cycling jerseys 2) Cycling shorts 3) Cycling shoes

Cycling/bicycling is the inexpensive mode of transport and it has various benefits to human beings as well as human society.

 

Library is Knowledge Center and It Needs Access to Online Resources

Library & Online Resource

Library & Online Resource

Library is Knowledge Center and It Needs Access to Online Resources

Library is as Knowledge Center and is Needed for Accessing Online Resources

Modern Library is treated as Knowledge Center of all kinds and we know from where we can find information.
This is justified by the quotation:

Knowledge is of two kind:we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.

-Samuel Johnson

Internet is a computer-based worldwide information network.World Wide Web or WWW(W3)is a set programs and rules that fix how files are created and shown on the Internet.If we want to see information offered at a particular site,we can enter the site’s address on the computer screen and be connected there.We can access certain Online Resources/Online Reference Resource Sources (such as Online Journal, Book, Magazine, Periodical,Serial, Case Study etc.).Some of these resources are free and to gain access to others, we have to subscribe and pay a fee for the cost of Online Resources/Services.

If we don’t have a certain address in our mind, we can search by KEYWORD with the assistance of a search engine like GOOGLE(www.google.com).

Search Engine is a type of software that uses our KEYWORD to compile lists of related Websites.There are many kinds of search engines are available and they offer in some what different services. Among these, GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE(www.google.com) is one of the search engine that is being used widely worldwide.

Online Knowledge means- Know how to find our desired information on the web. We can use websites to find out more Online Resources on the Web about World for our applications.