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G.Bs Pune Univ National Conference  Presentation.2009

G.Bs Pune Univ National Conference Presentation.2009



Changing Role of Librarians in D igital

Changing Role of Librarians in D igital
Era and Need of Professional skills, Efficiency & Competency



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    G.Bs Pune Univ National Conference  Presentation.2009 G.Bs Pune Univ National Conference Presentation.2009 Presentation Transcript

    • Changing Role of Librarians in Digital Era and Need of Professional skills, Efficiency & Competency By Goutam Biswas Email: goutambiswas8@gmail.com Dibyendu Paul [email_address]
    • Introduction
      • Information on the Internet poses a different kind of conundrum librarians
      • Location and provision of information services has dramatically changed over the last ten years
      • Information is accessible electronically in a wide variety of formats
      • Information is electronically accessible from a wide variety of globally distributed repositories
    • Genesis and metamorphosis…
      • Traditional Library
      • Automated Library
      • Electronic Library
      • Digital Library
    • New electronic services
      • Online ordering and delivery from local and remote
      • Portals
      • Regional or national catalogue databases
      • Personalized services
      • Online reference
      • Collections digitized by the library
      • Electronic publishing services
      • Online self-paced training facilities
      • Internet access via library’s workstations or network
    • Impact of new services on the library
      • Quickness of delivery
      • Accuracy
      • Higher market penetration by attracting more users and new user groups
      • Relevance for users
    • Library Professional in Digital Age
      • Librarian
      • Information Manager
      • Information adviser/instructor
      • System & Networking
    • … required for LIS Professionals:
      • Knowledge & Skills about
        • resources (books, journals, i.e. resources, Internet)
        • Teleological facilities and resources (computer, online catalogues, websites, LANs file servers etc.)
        • Financial (budget) and Human resources (skills for manpower training)
      • Competencies to
        • Acceptance of change
        • Knowledge of user interaction with knowledge resources
        • Provide quality service
        • Be adoptive, flexible and resistant
        • Be resourceful
        • Excellent communication, constantly update personal knowledge base
        • Create awareness among the users
        • Be an information management strategist etc.
    • … required for LIS Professionals:
      • Technical Knowledge required
        • Operating systems - Windows, UNIX, LINUX.
        • Word processing, Graphics, Spread sheet & Presentations
        • DBMS including the skills in Bibliographic DBMS
        • General purpose programming, Networking
        • Web page Development and Content Management
        • Information Retrieval software for online, CD-ROM and Internet.
        • Library software packages
        • Acquaintances with Digital Library Tools
      • Capacity to use free/open source resources
    • Conclusion
      • World of information undergoing rapid change
      • IT playing crucial role in restructuring the libraries
      • Shifting from human dependent operations to machine dependency, mechanization (data processing) to knowledge processing, stand alone system to network computing, local LAN to wireless access protocol systems
      • Many new terms viz. Digital Librarian, Libraries without walls, virtual libraries, are emerging to describe the libraries of digital age
      • librarians need to be aware of the implications of these changes and develop technological and managerial skills
      • Thank You