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Audio-Visual Libraries at Doordarshan Centres of Gujarat: A Study

Library Herald

Year : 2023, Volume : 61, Issue : 2

First page : ( 116) Last page : ( 129)

Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469.

Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2023.00018.0

Audio-Visual Libraries at Doordarshan Centres of Gujarat: A Study

Parekh Rashmi A.1,2, Kanadiya Prayatkar K.3,4

1A Research Scholar, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad

2Library and information Assistant, Rajkot., Rajkot-360004., Email:

3Associate professor, HOD, LIS Department, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad

4Associate professor, HOD, LIS Department, Mahadev Desai Samajsewa Sankul, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad-380014., Email:


Public Service broadcasting is an important instrument for any country for total development of society. The developing countries like India have a special vision to utilize the capabilities of two main entities of public broadcasting i.e. all India radioand Doordarshan (Television). Doordarshan is one of the most popular instruments for the development of the nation.

The network of DD centres is established throughout the nation to cover maximum population at a time. All DD stations with studio centres are producing programmes for telecast. The programmes are preserved in libraries at particular centre. DoordarshanLibraries have a rich collection ofAudio Visualmaterials. Gujarat isone of the mostdeveloped states of India with a national heritage ofArt and culture. The Tape Libraries with audio-visual materials at Doordarshan Centres of Gujarat are observed here. Audio-Visual materials need a special treatment, physically and content wise. Extra care is required for maintaining the materials in these libraries. The materials, the content and the users of these libraries are special. The content management system and the information retrieval system of the libraries are different from other audio-visual libraries and also from other telecast media libraries. How the tape Libraries are managed in DD Centres of Gujarat is explored in this study and the working system of audiovisual libraries is discussed in detail.


Audio-Visual Material, Doordarshan, Gujarat, Library, Library Management, Tape Library.



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