Emerging Trends & Technologies in Library & Information Services (ETTLIS)

By Dr. Nabi Hasan   |   Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Libraries are universally recognized as important social institutions and no community is considered complete without a library system. However, libraries are facing change due to impact of ICT, changing patron needs, changing information environment or Web/Google that is trying to replace Reference Librarians. Use of Disruptive technologies is resulting in transition from Print to Digital, Changes takes place from Forms to Formats, Delivery systems, and it is inevitable.

There is a transformation in the need of library users and due to ICT, there is a change in the resources, services and products of the libraries. Every institution is now trying to compete in the national and international rankings and with the changed roles and services; the libraries and librarians are playing key role.

So the purpose of this ARPIT course is to impart knowledge regarding emerging trends and technologies in library and information services like Library Automation, Digitalization, Institutional Repository and Digital Library Services, Consortia based Services, QR Code, EM and RFID implementation, Open Access, Outreach programs, Reference Management, Open Science, Virtual/Digital Reference Services, Ask the Librarian, Content Management, CAS/SDI services, Profiling System, Discovery Services, Web 2.0 and 3.0 based Services, Use of Social Media, Green Library Concept, to help in Ranking/Accreditation, Remote Login, Cloud computing, Mobile based Library Services, Use of Expert Systems and Robotics, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality Tools and Virtual Reality Tools, Semantics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning and How to be a Smart Librarian by Smart Involvements etc.

People are thinking that the role and future prospects of library professionals are decreasing rather we can say that they are becoming more important provided they are keeping pace with emerging trends & technologies in LIS and willing to go out of box.

Intended Audience: Research Scholars; Faculty; Library and Information Professionals.

Masters in Library and Information Science or Equivalent.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives:
This course will be helpful in keeping abreast of with new trends and technologies arising in libraries. It is just an effort to assist:

  • to enhance professional competence and skills;
  • to engage in collaborative team work;
  • in taking library and information services beyond the four-walls of the libraries;
  • to use ICT tools for effective user services;
  • to produce need-based instructional materials for the users;
  • to discover new areas of research and enquiry in the field of library and information science.
  • to explore application of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and other technologies to serve the library community.
  • To identify New Roles for LIS Professionals to Survive in the Changed LIS Environment.

Learners enrolled: 3078


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Start Date : 01 Sep 2019
End Date : 31 Dec 2019
Exam Date : 16 Feb 2020
Enrollment Ends : 15 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT)
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

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    It is a course of 40 hours, i.e. 20 hours of e-content and 20 hours of video content.  At your time, place and convenience. You need to devote just about an hour a day for five days in a week. It is flexible course. We need to complete 40 hours in about four months’ time.  It will be a blend of e-text, self-check exercises, tasks, activities, audio and video content, assignments with continuous and term end evaluation. The most important parts of the course, is, Discussion Forum, here we all can discuss, comment, suggest and empower ourselves with the help of the discussion forum.  There will be a list of resources for further studies. There is a group of enthusiastic techno-savvy experts invited from across the country to support the course.

    Week 1: Library and Information Science Profession: Trends & Issues
    Transformation of Library and Information Science: Resources, Services and Products
    Library and Information Science Profession: Opportunities and Challenges
    Week 2: Preparing for Transformed Libraries in 21st Century: Changing Landscape, Challenges and Opportunities (Part-1)
    Preparing for Transformed Libraries in 21st Century: New Roles, Skills and Strategies (Part-2)
    Week 3: E-Resources and Consortia Management
    E-Resource Management & Licensing Issues
    Week 4: E-Resource Management (ERM)
    Collection Development with special reference to eBooks 
    Week 5: QR Code and Useful applications in Libraries 
    Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 and its  Applications in Library Services  
    Week 6: Single Search to Library Resources: Federated Search and Web Scale Discovery Services
    Enhancing  Access to Library Resources: A Critical Discussion, Examination and Evaluation of Web-Scale Discovery Services
    Designing the Intelligent Library Search Service (Additional)
    Week 7: RFID Implementation in Libraries
    Remote Access to E-Resources Anywhere, Anytime
    Week 8: Internet of Things for Libraries
    Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding with Special Reference to Libraries
    Week 9: Big data and Data Visualization 
    Research Data Management in Higher Educational Institutions 
    Content Management System
    Week 10: Social Network Analysis and Big Scholarly Data
    Knowledge Management and its Application in Libraries
    Development of a Digital Library Using DSpace on Windows
    Week 11: Open Educational Resources: Issues and Contexts
    Open Access to Scholarly Communications & Open Licensing
    Enhancing Quality of Higher Education: Role of INFLIBNET Centre
    Week 12: Artificial Intelligence Representation of Knowledge & Beyond (Part-1)
    Artificial Intelligence Representation of Knowledge & Beyond (Part-2)
    Application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Library Operations and Services
    Week 13: Academic Integrity and Plagiarism in Research
    Library and Information Science Research: Trends & Issues
    Predatory Publishing: Issues and Challenges 
    Week 14: Understanding the Structure and Dynamics of Research Activity through Publication Based Indicators
    Scientometrics and Altmetrics: Trends & Issues
    Exploring Altmetrics
    Indian Research Information Network System (Additional)
    Week 15: Mobile Based Library Services
    Reference Management
    E-learning and MOOCs: Role of Libraries
    Week 16: Human Resources in Library Profession in the Digital Era
    Marketing of Library Products and Services
    Market Your Library (Additional)
    Makerspaces in Libraries (Additional)


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    Dr. NABI HASAN is the Librarian & Head, Central Library, IIT Delhi. Earlier, he has served as the University Librarian of Aligarh Muslim University. He is the "FIRST NORMAN E. BORLAUG FELLOW FROM INDIA (PDF)" in Library Information Systems (PDF), trained in Electronic Library Resources Management at Cornell University, New York, USA. Winner of many awards, recently he has won the SLA’s BONNIE HILDITCH INTERNATIONAL LIBRARIAN AWARD 2018 the USA and also been conferred with the SLP-SLA Asian Fellow Award 2019. He is Member of many reputed external committees including National Steering and National Advisory Committees of E-ShodhSindu (eSS) Consortia, Govt. of India, etc. He has an experience of about 25 years of active library services and postgraduate teaching and has published 15 Books/composite Books and 130 papers/articles. He has successfully implemented many innovative library projects, including three World Bank/ICAR assisted Library Information Systems Projects and currently is the PI of the Project on “Strengthening of Central Library.” Dr. Hasan is currently the President-Elect 2019 of SLA Asian Chapter, Vice-President – IASLIC, Joint Secretary - ASIALA, and Executive Committee Member of Delhi Library Association. More details about him are available at http://web.iitd.ac.in/~hasan