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Library Services using WordPress by V. Sriram. In National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, March 22, 2014, Department of Library and Information Science, University of ...

Library Services using WordPress by V. Sriram. In National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, March 22, 2014, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. India

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  • 1. Library Services using WordPress By V. SriramV. Sriram Chief Librarian, K.N. Raj Library Centre for Development Studies Thiruvananthapuram email: vsrirams@gmail.com National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
  • 2. Contents Internet and Information Service Need for internet based information service What is CMS ? Introduction to WordPress Configuring WordPressConfiguring WordPress Advantages and Limitations National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
  • 3. Internet & Information Service IT has developed very fast in the last three decades. Owing to this tremendous changes has happened in the area of computers, communication, and internet. Interconnecting computers and electronic equipments and providing communication, sharing data and services through such a network has revolutionized the way people manage their day to day activity.day to day activity. The communication, networking and information seeking behavior of people have undergone considerable changes with the advent of web based services and applications with are broadly called ‘Web 2.0’, social media etc. Libraries are also adapting to these the changing environment to meet the needs and demands of users by providing several innovative services. National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
  • 4. Need for using internet Information Explosion, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution and also the change in information seeking behavior of the clients. E-Learning: new web based services are dramatically changing the education and training sector. This has lead to the emergence of e-learning platforms. Social networking is the new approach in academic and public spheres. These networks plays great role in helping people to learn share and contribute simultaneously. New and innovative services using network applications are needed for harnessing collective intelligence. New generation users expect the services to be available in their gadgets including mobile phones, ipad, tablets and so on. National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
  • 5. What is a CMS? Web Content Management System Create/manage HTML, images and videos Templates for presentation Authoring tools / widgetsAuthoring tools / widgets National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
  • 6. Weblogs / Blogs Are websites / diaries / journals on various topics. Users can post, read and comment. Features: Provides space for individuals to share their ideas / views Allows step by step chronological information presentation Provides updated informationProvides updated information Generates discussion with like minded people. Use in Library: Library new additions, timings, holidays, announcements / notices Book discussions, reviews, new publications Links to prominent resources Information about new developments National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
  • 7. WordPress Simple to get started User friendly Simple to extend Variety of themesVariety of themes Backup and restore facility Web hosting Easy to integrate with web 2.0 tools National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
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  • 26. Sharing Really Simple Syndication Image Storage Multimedia storage PresentationsPresentations Networking Online bookmarking Web curation National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
  • 27. Advantages Manage contents Overcome the barriers of distance Develops network and contacts Increased visibility and popularity for your institutioninstitution Facilitates frequent training and learning Utilization of advanced technology National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
  • 28. Limitations Technical illiteracy among library staff Lack of training and orientation Lack of ICT infrastructure Attitude of Library staff towards modern technology Personal [face to face] interaction decreasesPersonal [face to face] interaction decreases Spamming and other security threats National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
  • 29. Conclusion Brings library and users closer Increases the visibility of the institution and the collection Make the library once again the centre ofMake the library once again the centre of academic activity Helps to develop research and studies National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014
  • 30. Thank you!Thank you!Thank you!Thank you! V. Sriram vsrirams@gmail.com National Workshop on Management of E-resources in Academic Libraries, Univ. of Kerala, 20-22 March 2014