Library Support System for Distance Education - Current Developments in India By Dr. Manorama Tripathi Indira Gandhi Natio...
Importance of Distance Education in India <ul><li>Conventional system not adequate to meet the increasing demand for highe...
Distance Education in India <ul><li>India has got a very comprehensive distance education system; comprises a national ope...
Success of Distance education <ul><li>Effective student support services </li></ul><ul><li>Library support services </li><...
Need for Library Support Services <ul><li>Recommendations of CLA </li></ul><ul><li>ILA Guidelines for Distance Education <...
Distance learning libraries in India <ul><li>13 state open universities:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNI...
Infrastructure/Facilities at these libraries <ul><li>KSOU, MPBOU, YCMOU, VMOU have adequate infra structure; Libraries at ...
India Gandhi National open University, India <ul><li>T he Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act...
Library and Documentation Division <ul><li>Library is a three-tier system   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books (68,851) Thesis (6...
Problems faced by Distance Learning Libraries in India <ul><li>Limited Information resources </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate ...
NODLINET <ul><li>Open and Distance Learners' Library And Information Network </li></ul>
Services  under NODLINET <ul><li>To develop a portal for providing complete information related to distance education  </l...
Institutions under NODLINET <ul><li>MHRD </li></ul><ul><li>IGNOU </li></ul><ul><li>SOUs </li></ul><ul><li>NIOS </li></ul>
Target Beneficiaries <ul><li>Distance Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty members </li></ul><ul><li>Academic counselors </l...
Committees under NODLINET <ul><li>Technical Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Content Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Financial &Man...
Work done so f a r <ul><li>First phase has already been started; </li></ul><ul><li>Under this,185 e- books have been subsc...
Technologies to be used <ul><li>Athens </li></ul><ul><li>Shibboleth </li></ul><ul><li>Ezproxy </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet(I...
Conclusion <ul><li>NODLINET will provide a strong academic support system to distance learners by extending seamless acces...
References <ul><li>http://www.bhojvirtualuniversity.com  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ignou.ac.in/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:...
Contd <ul><li>http://www.ksoumysore.com  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wbnsou.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uprtou.com/ ...
Contd <ul><li>Canadian Library Association (2000) Guidelines for Library Support of Distance and Distributed Learning in C...
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  1. 1. Library Support System for Distance Education - Current Developments in India By Dr. Manorama Tripathi Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi, India [email_address]
  2. 2. Importance of Distance Education in India <ul><li>Conventional system not adequate to meet the increasing demand for higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learning/Updating knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging the Knowledge gaps </li></ul>
  3. 3. Distance Education in India <ul><li>India has got a very comprehensive distance education system; comprises a national open university, 13 state open universities and 106 dual mode institutions (campus universities practicing distance education centres). These altogether offer 500 programmes, 5000 courses to 2 million students through 5000 study centers and 85000 academic counselors. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Success of Distance education <ul><li>Effective student support services </li></ul><ul><li>Library support services </li></ul>
  5. 5. Need for Library Support Services <ul><li>Recommendations of CLA </li></ul><ul><li>ILA Guidelines for Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>National Knowledge Commission </li></ul>
  6. 6. Distance learning libraries in India <ul><li>13 state open universities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (BRAOU), HYDERABAD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A.P.VARDHMAN MAHAVEER OPEN UNIVERSITY (VMOU), KOTA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RAJASTHAN.NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY (NOU). PATNA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BIHARYASHWANTRAO CHAVAN MAHARAHSTRA OPEN UNIVERSITY (YCMOU), NASHIK, MAHARASHTRA. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MADHYA PRADESH BHOJ OPEN UNIVERSITY (MPBOU), BHOPAL, M.P. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (BAOU), AHMEDABAD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GUJARAT.KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY (KSOU), MYSORE, KARNATAKA. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NETAJI SUBHAS OPEN UNIVERSITY (NSOU), KOLKATA, W.B..U.P. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RAJARSHI TANDON OPEN UNIVERSITY (UPRTOU), ALLAHABAD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.P.TAMIL NADU OPEN UNIVERSITY (TNOU), CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PT. SUNDERLAL SHARMA OPEN UNIVERSITY (PSSOU), BILASPUR, CHHATTISGARH. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UTTARANCHAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, HALDWANI, (NAINITAlL), UTTARANCHAL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K. K. Handique State University,Guwahati, Assam </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Infrastructure/Facilities at these libraries <ul><li>KSOU, MPBOU, YCMOU, VMOU have adequate infra structure; Libraries at the regional centers too-well developed </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid libraries </li></ul><ul><li>PSSOU, Bilaspur, UOU, Naintal; KKHOU, Assam are in very early stage of development </li></ul>
  8. 8. India Gandhi National open University, India <ul><li>T he Indira Gandhi National Open University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1985. it serves the educational aspirations of over 2 million students in India and 35 countries abroad through 21 Schools of Studies and an elaborate network of 58 regional centres, 7 sub- regional centres, 1621 study centres, and 41 overseas centres. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Library and Documentation Division <ul><li>Library is a three-tier system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books (68,851) Thesis (63) Pamphlets (95) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CD-ROMs (3754) Microforms Photographs (500) Bound Journals (9,491) Microfiches (17,559)Microfilms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject Journals (307) Magazines (38) Newsletters (16) Newspapers (21) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ILL-DELNET </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OPAC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reprography </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online databases-19 provide access to some 4000-5000 e-journals. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Problems faced by Distance Learning Libraries in India <ul><li>Limited Information resources </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Budgetary Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Students can’t access the e- resources </li></ul>
  11. 11. NODLINET <ul><li>Open and Distance Learners' Library And Information Network </li></ul>
  12. 12. Services under NODLINET <ul><li>To develop a portal for providing complete information related to distance education </li></ul><ul><li>To consolidate web resources of interest to distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>To provide virtual reference service </li></ul><ul><li>To supply e-documentation support </li></ul><ul><li>To provide interlibrary loan and document delivery within the purview of IPR. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop online tutorials for distance learners. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a consortium of e-resources for open and distance learning institutions [NODLINET PLAN, 2007] </li></ul>
  13. 13. Institutions under NODLINET <ul><li>MHRD </li></ul><ul><li>IGNOU </li></ul><ul><li>SOUs </li></ul><ul><li>NIOS </li></ul>
  14. 14. Target Beneficiaries <ul><li>Distance Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty members </li></ul><ul><li>Academic counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Policy makers </li></ul>
  15. 15. Committees under NODLINET <ul><li>Technical Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Content Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Financial &Management Committee </li></ul><ul><li>VC-IGNOU-Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>University Librarian-National Coordinator </li></ul>
  16. 16. Work done so f a r <ul><li>First phase has already been started; </li></ul><ul><li>Under this,185 e- books have been subscribed and the access is provided to the distance learners across the whole country. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Technologies to be used <ul><li>Athens </li></ul><ul><li>Shibboleth </li></ul><ul><li>Ezproxy </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet(IP Address) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>NODLINET will provide a strong academic support system to distance learners by extending seamless access to information-licensed and indigenously created content. It will prove a big boon for all distance learners of the country. </li></ul>
  19. 19. References <ul><li>http://www.bhojvirtualuniversity.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ignou.ac.in/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ycmou.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.braou.ac.in </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vmoukota.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nalandaopenuniversity.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.baou.org </li></ul>
  20. 20. Contd <ul><li>http://www.ksoumysore.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wbnsou.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uprtou.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.indiavarta.com/education/TamilNaduOpenuniversity/coucentres_TNOU.asp </li></ul><ul><li>ILA ‘Guidelines for Library Services to distance Learners', prepared by the Sectional Committee on Distance Education, Indian Library Association, New delhi,28july2001 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Contd <ul><li>Canadian Library Association (2000) Guidelines for Library Support of Distance and Distributed Learning in Canada. Available at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Position_Statements&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=3794 on March 15,2008 </li></ul><ul><li>NODLINET Plan Document(2007) prepared by University Librarian </li></ul>
  22. 22. Thank You

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