Multimedia Applications in Digital Environments of College Libraries

  • V Vanankamudi College Librarian, Arulmigu Palaniandavar, College of Arts and Culture, Palani
  • P Padma Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Keywords: Text, Multimedia, Digital Library technology, books, journals, periodical


Multimedia is a combination of text, graphics, audio, animation and video, converted from different formats into a single digital media and hypertext is non-sequential writing or reading. Library is heart of any educational institutions. College libraries are traditionally holding with printed and hand written manuscripts, their collections are books, journals and periodical etc. Now, most of the college libraries has digital environment and also provide their services are reached all types of their users. They provide personalized assistance to library users in accessing suitable information resources to meet their needs. This paper gives a vivid picture about how the multimedia applications are help to develop and manage digital environment of college libraries. This paper also concludes that how the multimedia technology uses to build the best Digital Library and closes with some current trends and open research issues in Digital Library technology.

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