Library Automation and Digitisation

By Professor Uma Kanjilal   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Innovations in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has brought about drastic changes in the day to day functioning of libraries. Technological aids have been used in libraries to facilitate and enhance the library services as and when they are introduced. In the late 1800s the typewriters revolutionalised the working of the of the libraries. Introduction of the microcomputers brought about a transition from manual systems to automated systems in housekeeping operations of the libraries. The library collections have also changed over the years. More and more multimedia resources are getting added in the library collection. Another major trend is towards digitisation of the collection and building digital repositories. 
This course introduces you to the concepts of library automation and digitisation.

Objectives of the Course:

The objective of the course is to provide an understanding of the following aspects:

automation of housekeeping operations with special reference to open source library automation software Koha;
rendering of computerized services;
different types of media resources and their preservation and maintenance;
need and purpose of digitization;
processes, methods and equipments used for digitizing; and
developing digital library using open source DSpace software.

Learners enrolled: 1390


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 01 Jun 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 14 Oct 2020
Category :
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Level : Diploma


    Week 1

    Module 1: Library Automation: An Introduction

    Module 2: Evolution of Library Automation: A  Saga of Five Decades

    Module 3: ILSs in India: Categories and Evaluation

    e-Text- 1

    e-Text- 2

    e-Text- 3

    Quiz 1

    Quiz 2

    Quiz 3

    Week 2

    Module 4: Procedural Model of Library Automation

    Module 5: Library Automation: Functional and System-Level Requirements

    Module 6: Library Automation: Global Recommendations and RFP

    e-Text- 4

    e-Text- 5

    e-Text- 6

    Quiz 4

    Week 3

    Module 7: ILS: Open Source and Open Standards

    Module 8: Introduction to Koha ILS

    Module 9: MARC 21 Based Cataloguing: An Introduction

    e-Text- 7

    e-Text- 8

    e-Text- 9
    Quiz 5

    Quiz 6

    Quiz 7

    Week 4

    Module 10: MARC 21 Cataloguing in Practice: Bibliographic and Authority Data Management

    Module 11: Library Automation work-flow: Acquisition and Serials Control

    Module 12: Library Automation work-flow: Circulation and MIS
    e-Text- 10
    e-Text- 11

    e-Text- 12
    Quiz 8

    Quiz 9

    Week 5

    Module 13: OPAC and Enhanced OPAC

    Module 14: ILS Administration

    Module 15: Major Trends and Future of Library Automation

    e-Text- 13

    e-Text- 14

    e-Text- 15

    Week 6

    Module 16: Searching  and Browsing in WINISIS

    Module 17: Open Access to Information

    Module 18: Self Archiving

    e-Text- 16

    e-Text- 17

    e-Text- 18
    Quiz 10

    Quiz 11

    Week 7

    Module 19: Digitization

    Module 20: DSpace

    Module 21: Digital Library Software and Evolution criteria

     e-Text- 19

     e-Text- 20

     e-Text- 21
    Quiz 12

    Quiz 13

    Quiz 14

    Week 8

    Module 22: DSpace Administration - 1

    Module 23: DSpace Administration - 2

    Module 24: DSpace Administration - 3

     e-Text- 22

     e-Text- 23

     e-Text- 24
    Quiz 15

    Quiz 16

    Quiz 17

    Week 9

    Module 25: Metadata

    Module 26: Dublin Core

    Module 27: Member, Subscription and Submission

     e-Text- 25

     e-Text- 26

     e-Text- 27

    Quiz 18

    Quiz 19

    Quiz 20

    Week 10

    Module 28: Lucene Search Engine

    Module 29: Persistent Identifiers and CNRI Handles in DSpace

    Module 30: OAI PMH

     e-Text- 28

     e-Text- 29

     e-Text- 30

    Quiz 21

    Quiz 22

    Quiz 23

    Week 11

    Module 31: Harvesting In DSpace

    Module 32: Backup / Export and Import

    Module 33: DSpace Statistics

     e-Text- 31

     e-Text- 32

     e-Text- 33

    Quiz 24
    Quiz 25

    Quiz 26

    Week 12

    Module 34: DSpace Installation

    Module 35: Technology of Digital Library

    e-Text- 34

    Quiz 27



    Professor Uma Kanjilal

    Indira Gandhi National Open University
    Prof. Uma Kanjilal is a Professor of Library and Information Science in the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Director, Inter University Consortium. She has 27 years of teaching experience in IGNOU.

    Prof. Kanjilal was Fulbright scholar in the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA in 1999-2000 where she worked on multimedia and web based courseware development. Her area of specialization includes: e- learning, multimedia courseware development, and digital libraries.