Library Automation and Digitisation

By Professor Uma Kanjilal   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 906
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.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Library and Information Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Diploma
Start Date : 01 Feb 2022
End Date :
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2022
Exam Date :

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Course layout

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

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 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

Instructor bio

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.

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