مجتمع المعلومات وأثره في المكتبات الجامعية
بن السبتي عبد المالك
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Today information belongs to our environment; it has, in fact, become a raw material in our present society. It is omnipresent in any human activity. The emergence of new information and communication technologies has generated a radical change in the work of the documentary institutions and precisely that of the university libraries. The information explosion and the emergence of computer science have led to an access to knowledge more and more orientated toward electronic supports. To be able to play their part fully, the university libraries must work out strategic plans aiming at establishing new working methods and placing new efficient services at the disposal of the user. In order to fulfill the requirements of the information society, a considerable support must be granted to new technologies, training, and to the implementation of new services. This research task which relates to “the information society and its impact on the university libraries: the case of the city of Constantine” attempts to clarify the present state of our university libraries as regards the application of new technologies and the challenges which they must raise so that they can adapt themselves to the requirements of the information society. For this purpose, this thesis includes in its totality seven chapters. Three of them deal with the information society, the university libraries, as well as the library profession under a purely theoretical aspect. The four other chapters, are devoted exclusively to the survey. On the methodological basis, we called upon a questionnaire to collect the necessary data. The study is enclosed by recommendations in the following fields: - Joint actions for the adoption of a national information policy. - An increase in financing allowing the university libraries to engage towards the implementation of new services. - Reinforcement and support of the application of information and communication technologies in the Algerian university libraries. - The launching of digitalization projects. - Need for working out a specific statute being able to revalorize the library profession. - Development of collaboration between the university libraries on the basis of work shared in networks on the national and international levels.