Library and Information Science from the Perspective of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the 21st Century


Library and Information Science, Radio Frequency Identification, Auto Identification, Data collection technology, Radio waves


This paper discusses the evolution of library and information science from the perspective of information communication technology (ICT) in the 21st century. It sheds light on the development of a modern and technologically adequate library as a universal solution to the information needs of the 21st library users who exhibit much dexterity in using new technologies. Technology has changed the expectations of library patrons; people today expect to be able to find and access information from wherever they are. The emergence of ICT in library has opened up new ways of accumulating, regulating and disseminating information. This paper provided an in-depth knowledge on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), a new generation of Auto Identification and Data collection technology which allows
identification of large number of tagged objects like books, using radio waves. The Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of
Technology (UTAUT) served as the theoretical basis of this paper.