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Fadaie G. Invasion of waves, invasion of thoughts. Research on Information Science & Public Libraries. 2021; 27 (1) :9-16
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Department of KIS, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran , ghfadaie@ut.ac.ir
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Nowadays, as accepted as the era of information or digital, time has changed and has invited all people to a new world in which everybody must define himself. Avoiding from getting benefit from this human progress is useless; Rather, we must know this great technology best and adapt ourselves with its consequences. In fact, in many countries and among many nations there had been people who at first denied a new technology but afterwards they had to accept it. Those people who predict new comings in science and technology, and plan to use them are more broad-minded. The first step in knowing a new technology is to recognize its challenges. Indeed, there is no scientific progress that has no side effect in using it properly. The motivation for new technology which has changed the picture of the world has been for real progress, amusement, adventure seeking, getting rid from the disasters, benefit making, or other purposes even human depopulation.
However, we can divide the challenges of information technology into several subjective areas, but broadly we can divide them into two sections: invasion of waves, and invasion of thoughts.
Invasion of waves has been much discussed in these days, especially after the appearance of Corona virus. Many clips were delivered and read out as a consequence of 5G. It is obvious and undeniable that waves affect our cells. I do not want to discuss it more. But what is more important is the invasion of thoughts.
When I talk about invasion of thoughts I do not mean the obscene literature about corruption and disbeliefs, but I mean fake news and knowledge on social, cultural and political subjects claimed to be science but they are not. Content production is very important, and if a content is not identical, its owner may self-deceive in such a way that he may boast that he is a man of knowledge. Some of the impacts of such Pseudoscientific information are as follows:
It gives false knowledge, increases hesitation, adds to confusion, reduces the ability to make decisions, and complicates decision-making, and increases suspect and enmity. In such case, one who has plotted will gain.
In this situation what is very important is the need for consultation. Men and organization should find some persons or places to receive guidance from them. Although internet is a source of consultations, individuals still need persons or places for help.
Public libraries are one of these places for consultation. If we regard them as places for only reading, internet and mobile and other media are rivals for them. Therefore, libraries have to take on other duties in order to be alive. Some of duties that may be taken on by libraries are as follows: Culture and economic education and training for family, community and country, job finding and skill increasing, education and consultation, preparing forum for philosophical debates, hygiene, psychology and psychotherapy and how to use drags, consultation for social disabilities and disorders, creation of useful social networks, partnership in information and knowledge plans, creation of cultural and social contents, outsourcing the tasks of librarians to communities, and mass media especially radio & television, and mainly considering and investigating the conduct and demeanor of library members and others in order to attract them to the libraries.
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Type of Study: quantitative | Subject: Libraries Services for Promoting Families and Culture
Received: 2021/06/12 | Accepted: 2021/05/31 | Published: 2021/05/31 | ePublished: 2021/05/31

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