Towards a future digital library: A study of the importance of the digital library and ways to switch to it

Abstract

The last century and the beginning of the current century witnessed a great development in the field of information and communication technologies and the entry of computers in various fields of scientific, economic and commercial life until the world became - despite its greatness and the spacing of its lands - more like a small village, as the century witnessed a huge revolution in information and its flow due to the increasing intellectual output of books and research Conferences, symposia, and the increase of printed periodicals, until storage and traditional treatment have become means of not being able to absorb this huge flow on the one hand, and are unable to meet the modern need of the beneficiary on the other hand. Therefore, it was necessary for specialists in the field of libraries to strive to develop libraries and information centers in a way that suits the needs of the times.