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The Global Library Scene_Oyler.ppt

  1. 1. The Global Library Scene: Developing and Sustaining Southeast Asian Libraries Patricia G. Oyler Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Boston, MA USA [email_address]
  2. 2. The Global Library Scene <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Current Developments </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of Developments on Southeast Asian Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Library Development is global </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid development makes it difficult to keep current </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the current developments affecting libraries? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the impact of these developments on Southeast Asian libraries? </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  4. 4. Current Developments <ul><li>Personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and Advocating for Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation of Cultural Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of Library Services </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  5. 5. Personnel <ul><li>Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Education for librarianship </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Development and Continuing Education </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Customer Service Attitude </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  6. 6. Marketing and Advocacy for Libraries <ul><li>Educate funders, users, stakeholders about libraries and the role of libraries </li></ul><ul><li>People will not use libraries if we do not market them and tell them about our services </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy uses marketing tools to raise awareness of libraries on a continual basis </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  7. 7. Scholarly Communication <ul><li>Changes in publishing from print to electronic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-journals and e-books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Institutional repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Universities adopting open access requirements to make faculty and student research available free online </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  8. 8. Technology <ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, wikis, social bookmarking software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Library catalogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabulary and cloud tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mobile devices </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  9. 9. Standards <ul><li>Importance of standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate exchange of date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support operation of networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital libraries </li></ul></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  10. 10. Preservation of Cultural Heritage <ul><li>Recognizes role of library in preserving collections as cultural heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries have knowledge and background in preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Supports interaction and cooperation between archives and museums </li></ul><ul><li>Library education is important in emphasizing preservation </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  11. 11. Assessment of Library Services <ul><li>Important in all types of libraries but especially in academic libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Student learning outcomes and information literacy skills are important in quality assurance of academic libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Public libraries can use performance indicators for assessment </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  12. 12. Impact of Developments on Southeast Asian Libraries <ul><li>Library education at all levels must develop and expand </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Marketing and Advocacy Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Use standards in all library operations </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation among Southeast Asian Libraries is critical for survival of libraries </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Education is our greatest development tool </li></ul><ul><li>Education of government officials, university administrators, stakeholders and users about the role of libraries and the services they provide is critical for the survival of libraries </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  14. 14. <ul><li>QUESTIONS? </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam
  15. 15. <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul>April 21, 2009 CONSAL XIV Hanoi, Vietnam

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