From Distance Learning and ODL to
ODeL: Unisa Library’s journey to
transformation and innovation
07-11 October 2013
LIASA ...
Background
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•
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Global trends: print to paperless
Emergence of Digital natives
User behaviour
Investigation of a bus...
ODeL Defined
• Open Distance e-Learning
Digitization of the Institution’s transactions
with students using integrated ICT
...
Transformation defined
Prof N.S Makhanya, the Principal of the
University of South Africa.
•“Transformation is fundamental...
Innovation defined

wouterdeheij.wordpress.com
Transformation and innovation in
dialogue

www.thinkthru.info
Down memory lane
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1946 – Opened doors
1962 - DDC
1969 - computerized Library
1982 – ALIS
1984 – millionth ...
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_pi...
Unisa Library currently
• Transformation - Inspiration from need
and technology
• Dialogue at the Library – Annual Library...
Library services in an ODeL space
• Research space – access controlled, WiFi
connectivity
• Library commons – learning and...
Services …
• Shelf ready books – improve throughput
time
• Digitization – preservation and access
• Encore - Discovery too...
Taking a service to the clients
Mobile Library bus
 Database searches
 Catalogue searches
 Information literacy
trainin...
“Do it yourself”
RFID self help machine

• Tagging of books
(security & ID)
• Client in charge
• Issue out
• Service in
Re...
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 ...
We are connected
From e-learning to M-learning
 E-learning – total automation
 Internet based technology
 extended Library hours
 visit...
The “e” Challenges
Faces of “e”

Dailymail.co.uk

Yourmoneyjourney.com
Future trends in the Technology
arena: IFLA dialogue
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Stay relevant – “You snooze you lose”
Open access – threat o...
Food for thought
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E-Librarian – are we ready?
E-Librarianship – curriculum ready
African solutions to African prob...
Thank you

Modiehi Rammutloa
rammumw@unisa.ac.za
(012) 429 2242
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    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. Background • • • • • Global trends: print to paperless Emergence of Digital natives User behaviour Investigation of a business model (ODeL) Libraries not isolated – ODeL compliant
    3. 3. ODeL Defined • Open Distance e-Learning Digitization of the Institution’s transactions with students using integrated ICT applications. www.unisa.ac.za
    4. 4. 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”.
    5. 5. Innovation defined wouterdeheij.wordpress.com
    6. 6. Transformation and innovation in dialogue www.thinkthru.info
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. The manual way Card catalogue
    9. 9. Archiving the old way •
    10. 10. Circulation desk
    11. 11. Behind the desk • Madam Librarian http://vi.sualize.us/palin_madam_librarian_united_states_portrait_illustration_woman_picture_23dv.htm
    12. 12. 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
    13. 13. 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/
    14. 14. 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
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. “Do it yourself” RFID self help machine • Tagging of books (security & ID) • Client in charge • Issue out • Service in Regional centres
    17. 17. Bookdrop machine Book return without entering the Library 24/7 service Regional centres
    18. 18. Services to clients with special needs  Physical and virtual environment  Conversion requests  Audio-visual devices on loan:
    19. 19. We are connected
    20. 20. 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
    21. 21. The “e” Challenges
    22. 22. Faces of “e” Dailymail.co.uk Yourmoneyjourney.com
    23. 23. 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
    24. 24. 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
    25. 25. Thank you Modiehi Rammutloa rammumw@unisa.ac.za (012) 429 2242
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