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From Distance Learning and ODL to ODeL: Unisa Library’s journey to transformation and innovation
 

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From Distance Learning and ODL to ODeL: Unisa Library’s journey to transformation and innovation From Distance Learning and ODL to ODeL: Unisa Library’s journey to transformation and innovation Presentation Transcript

  • From Distance Learning and ODL to ODeL: Unisa Library’s journey to transformation and innovation 07-11 October 2013 LIASA conference Cape Town Modiehi W Rammutloa Unisa Library
  • Background • • • • • Global trends: print to paperless Emergence of Digital natives User behaviour Investigation of a business model (ODeL) Libraries not isolated – ODeL compliant
  • ODeL Defined • Open Distance e-Learning Digitization of the Institution’s transactions with students using integrated ICT applications. www.unisa.ac.za
  • Transformation defined Prof N.S Makhanya, the Principal of the University of South Africa. •“Transformation is fundamental and purposeful advancement towards specified goals: individual, collective, cultural and institutional, aimed at high performance, effectiveness and excellence”.
  • Innovation defined wouterdeheij.wordpress.com
  • Transformation and innovation in dialogue www.thinkthru.info
  • Down memory lane • • • • • • • • 1946 – Opened doors 1962 - DDC 1969 - computerized Library 1982 – ALIS 1984 – millionth book 1986 –User education 1988 – UNIS 2000 – 1st digitisation project
  • The manual way Card catalogue
  • Archiving the old way •
  • Circulation desk
  • Behind the desk • Madam Librarian http://vi.sualize.us/palin_madam_librarian_united_states_portrait_illustration_woman_picture_23dv.htm
  • Unisa Library currently • Transformation - Inspiration from need and technology • Dialogue at the Library – Annual Library Technology week • Different clientele - multi-tasking • Service to where clients are • Access versus ownership
  • Library services in an ODeL space • Research space – access controlled, WiFi connectivity • Library commons – learning and discussions • Electronic (E-reserves) – prescribed and recommended • Question point “Ask a Librarian”communication tool • Unisa Institutional Repository http://uir.unisa.ac.za/
  • Services … • Shelf ready books – improve throughput time • Digitization – preservation and access • Encore - Discovery tool • Electronic books (e-books) • Research data management • Libguides – subject specific websites • Podcasts – User training guides
  • Taking a service to the clients Mobile Library bus  Database searches  Catalogue searches  Information literacy training  Circulation services (issuing, renewals, requests and returning of books)  Marketing of library services  General enquiries
  • “Do it yourself” RFID self help machine • Tagging of books (security & ID) • Client in charge • Issue out • Service in Regional centres
  • Bookdrop machine Book return without entering the Library 24/7 service Regional centres
  • Services to clients with special needs  Physical and virtual environment  Conversion requests  Audio-visual devices on loan:
  • We are connected
  • From e-learning to M-learning  E-learning – total automation  Internet based technology  extended Library hours  visit to the Library  M-learning – learning on the move  24/7  mobisite developed  Airpac catalogue on mobile devices
  • The “e” Challenges
  • Faces of “e” Dailymail.co.uk Yourmoneyjourney.com
  • Future trends in the Technology arena: IFLA dialogue • • • • Stay relevant – “You snooze you lose” Open access – threat or opportunity? Data privacy and security Exclusion and inclusion of users through technology
  • Food for thought • • • • E-Librarian – are we ready? E-Librarianship – curriculum ready African solutions to African problems Contact teaching and learning vesus E-learning – Are the students ready? • Physical Library space
  • Thank you Modiehi Rammutloa rammumw@unisa.ac.za (012) 429 2242