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The aim of this study to find out the awareness, use of discovery tool among library professionals. The study preferred the survey method and a structured questionnaire tool for gathering data. Finding of the study that library professionals need to aware of the new technology related to the library activities using federated searching, discovery tool, next-generation catalog and web-scale discovery tool. In this paper analysed and found that the awareness of ICT and knowledge management required to the library professionals. The library professionals (more than 98%) aware of the library software terminology and they do not know the other new terminology, i.e. Discovery Tool, Federated Search, Facet Search, Web-Scale Discovery and Next-Generation Catalog.



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