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

By Dr. Nabi Hasan   |   Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Learners enrolled: 3187
Libraries are universally recognized as an 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 as well. 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 MOOCs (ETTLIS) 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, Disruptive technologies, Use of Social Media, Green Library Concept, Ranking/Accreditation, Remote Login, 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.

Some people might be thinking that the role and future prospects of library professionals are diminishing, 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: The Target Audience of this course is all the Learners who wish to understand and make use of the emerging trends and technologies in library and information services, be it the Teachers or Researchers or Students or Library and IT Professionals, etc.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives: This course will be helpful in keeping abreast of with new trends and technologies arising in libraries. This course is also equivalent to One Full Refresher Course as per the UGC Notification D.O.No. F.2-16/2002(PS)/Pt.fl.II, dated 03/12/2018.The course is an effort to help in the following:

  • 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.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 16 weeks
Category :
  • Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT)
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 01 Dec 2020
End Date : 31 Mar 2021
Enrollment Ends : 31 Dec 2020
Exam Date : 21 Aug 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

ETTLIS is a course of 40 hours, i.e. about 20 hours of e-content/text/PPTs and about 20 hours of video content at per your pace 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, videos, assessments/assignments and term end evaluations by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The most important part of the course is, Discussion Forum. Here we all can discuss, comment, suggest and empower ourselves with the help of this discussion forum.  There will be a list of resources for further studies. There is a group of enthusiastic techno-savvy most reputed domain experts, who provided content and delivered lectures from across the country to support the course, ETTLIS. The contents are subject to change without any notification as per the requirements of this course.

Week 1: Transformation of Library and Information Science: Resources, Services and Products
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 2: Library and Information Science Profession: Trends & Issues
Library and Information Science Research: Trends & Issues
Week 3: E-Resources and Consortia Management
E-Resource Management (ERM)
Collection Development with Special Reference to eBooks
Week 4: E-learning and MOOCs: Role of Libraries
Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding with Special Reference to Libraries 
Week 5: RFID Implementation in Libraries 
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
Remote Access to E-Resources Anywhere, Anytime
Week 7: 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 8: Internet of Things for Libraries
Mobile Based Library Services
Week 9: Knowledge Management (KM) with Special Reference to Libraries
Content Management System
Development of a Digital Library Using DSpace on Windows 
Week 10: Big data and Data Visualization
Research Data Management in Higher Educational Institutions 
Week 11: Understanding the Structure and Dynamics of Research Activity through Publication Based Indicators
Scientometrics and Altmetrics: Trends & Issues
Exploring Altmetrics
Week 12: Open Educational Resources: Issues and Contexts
Open Access to Scholarly Communications & Open Licensing
Week 13: Academic Integrity and Plagiarism in Research
Predatory Publishing: Issues and Challenges
Reference Management 
Week 14: Indian Research Information Network System
Enhancing Quality of Higher Education: Role of INFLIBNET Centre
Week 15: Human Resources Management for Libraries in the Digital Era
Human Library: Every One has a Story to Share
Market Your Library 
Week 16: Cloud Computing and Its Application in Libraries
Blockchain Technology and Its Application in Libraries

Books and references

Baba, Abdul Majid; Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar; Dhaka, S.S.; Ashraf, Tariq & Hasan, Nabi (Eds.). (2018). Developing Smart Libraries: Changes, Challenges, Issues & Strategies: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Asian Libraries (ICAL-2018). (pp. xix, 688). New Delhi: Asian Library Association.

Hasan; Nabi; Chaurasia, Neeraj K.; Chavan, Shankar B.; Verma, Vijay K. and Khanchandani, Vanita (Eds.). (2020). Library Handbook: IIT Delhi (revised and enlarged edition). (pp. 66). New Delhi: IIT Delhi. (ISBN – 978-93-5382-346-7): http://library.iitd.ac.in/pdf/LibraryHandbook.pdf 

Hasan, N., & Naskar, D. (2020). ARPIT Online Course on Emerging Trends & Technologies in Library & Information Services (ETTLIS): A Case Study. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 40(3), 160168. (ISSN- 0976-4568) (DOI: 10.14429/djlit.40.3.15488): https://publications.drdo.gov.in/ojs/index.php/djlit/article/view/15488/7306.

Hasan, N. (2020). Excellence in Library Services: A case study of IIT Delhi. Reinventing Library Services in the Digital Age (Virtual), 27-30 August 2020, LIS Academy, Bangalore, 6-6.

Hasan, N. (2020). Marketing of Library Resources, Services and Products. Swayam Prabha Channel, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India: https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in

Hasan, N. (2019). Retrieving Information from E-Resources and Online Databases. Swayam Prabha Channel, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India: https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in

Hasan, N. (2019). Search Engines and Meta Search Engines. Swayam Prabha Channel, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India: https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in

Hasan, N. (2019). Need and Purpose of Library Automation. Swayam Prabha Channel, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India: https://www.swayamprabha.gov.in

Hussain, A., & Fatima , N. (2017). Emerging Trends in Information Technology in Modern Libraries. Manakin Press.

Joiner, I. A. (2018). Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks. Chandos Publishing.

Kaushik, A. (2018). Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs. USA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5146-1

Kataria, Sanjay et al. (Ed.) (2018). Proceedings of 5th International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services. Available at https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=8467458

Instructor bio

Dr. Nabi Hasan

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Dr. NABI HASAN is the Librarian & Head, Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, one of the top ranked Indian Universities. Earlier, he has served as the University Librarian of Aligarh Muslim University, one of India's leading multi-disciplinary institutions, whose library system has been ranked second largest in Asia and the largest in India. He is the First Norman E. Borlaug Fellow from India (PDF) in Library Information Systems/ Electronic Resources Management, Cornell University, New York, USA. 

He has won the Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award 2018 USA and has also been conferred with the SLP-SLA Asian Fellow Award 2019. He has also won the Best Poster Overall Award of the SLA USA, Oct. 2020. Dr. Hasan has been conferred with the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Librarians’ Choice Award for Dynamic Librarian (Biennial) 2019. He is also the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor Appreciation Award 2003 for Exemplary Work and Conduct at HP Agricultural University, Palampur, Appreciation from the Chairman-Board of Governors and Director-IIT Delhi, and has also received Appreciations from the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University during his tenure as the University Librarian of the AMU. Dr. Hasan won the Life-Time Achievement Award 2015, Appreciation Certificate from IEEE twice and other such recognitions from reputed organizations.

Dr. Hasan is the Member of many reputed external committees including National Steering and National Advisory Committees of E-ShodhSindu: Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources (eSS), Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. He is also serving as the Member of Project Approval Board (PAB) of the National Digital Library of India, Govt. of India (as nominated by Director, IIT Delhi). Dr. Hasan is the Member of a couple of the Committees of the AICTE. He is the 2020 President – Special Libraries Association (SLA-USA), Asian Chapter, Founder Joint Secretary of the Asian Library Association, Executive Committee Member of Delhi Library Association, Joint Secretary-Information and Communication Society of India (ICSI), etc. He has also served as the Vice-President- Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres, 2017-19 (IASLIC). Dr. Hasan has successfully implemented many innovative library projects, including three World Bank/ICAR assisted Library Projects. Currently, he is heading the National Resource Centre in Library And Information Sciences of The Ministry of Education, Govt. of India as its Coordinator under its ARPIT MOOCs Program since 2019. He has organized one of the biggest and most successful library events at IIT Delhi, KEDL 2019: NDLI-UNESCO International Symposium on Knowledge Engineering in Digital Library Design during December 9-11, 2019 as its Organizing Chair.

Dr. Hasan has an experience of 26 years of active library services and postgraduate teaching and has published over 16 Books/composite Books and 150 papers/articles. He is also on the Editorial Board of 13 reputed Journals in the domain and delivered over 250 talks as Invited Speaker apart from hosting over 125 successful events. Dr. Hasan has successfully implemented many innovative library projects, and so far has been associated with 17 projects in the domain and has facilitated 26 projects/proposals of other institutions as Domain Expert/Administrator. He has executed three World Bank/ICAR assisted Library Projects and also currently running a couple of high-value library projects as Principal Investigator/PI. Earlier, he has served as the 2016-17 Director, SLA Asian Chapter and also Secretary - Delhi Library Association during 2013-16. Dr. Hasan has successfully implemented the ISO Standards in the University Library, H.P. Agricultural University, Palampur (HP) 2007 and was also responsible for making H.P. Agricultural University Library as One of the First Best Rated Automated Library amongst the State Agricultural University libraries (SAUs) and ICAR institutes/labs in 2003 which later also won the Best Library of the Year Award at India International Centre, New Delhi. He also has created a wonderful Library Museum for the Manuscripts/Artefacts of Maulana Azad Central Library as the University Librarian of AMU in 2017. He is a Visiting Faculty and BoS Member of Jamia Millia Islamia Central University, New Delhi for its MLIS program and also the Prominent Member of Board of Control in Library and Information Science of the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Dr. Hasan is an eminent Resource Person in the domain and a regular Invited Speaker to major LIS platforms including SLA-USA, CILIP (LA)-UK, etc.

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