PERSPECTIVES ON Role of the Library in the EMERGING Wisdom Society   Dr. Vivek Patkar [email_address] NACLIN 2010 Zuarinag...
Agricultural   Society (8550 BCE -) Industrial   Society (1450 CE -) Information   Society (1950 CE -) Knowledge   Society...
Mobile   Society   <ul><li>Business Process:   </li></ul><ul><li>Dispersed production, storage, and controlling units and ...
Mobile   Society   (2)   <ul><li>Education and Training:   </li></ul><ul><li>Remote or e-learning where the learner, teach...
Reengineered   Library  Support   <ul><li>Library where information is converted in the digital form, stored in multimedia...
New Age  Services <ul><li>Instructing  ‘invisible’  library user who remotely accesses information </li></ul><ul><li>Devel...
Knowledge for Enablement <ul><li>Distinctiveness :  knowledge makes a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Invariance :  knowledge...
Knowledge   Society   Core <ul><li>Knowledge Processing & Organisation: </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge involves action matchi...
Knowledge   Society  &  Library   <ul><li>Heightened Competition  (Library support to provide knowledge edge)  </li></ul><...
Knowledge   Society  &  Library  (2)   <ul><li>Professional Approach  (Supply of norms & standards by the library)  </li><...
Elements   of  Wisdom   <ul><li>Highest expression of self-development and future consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitiv...
Wisdom   Society   Features <ul><li>Local and global issues will have higher interdependence   (e.g. optimal use of natura...
Wisdom   Society   Features  (2) <ul><li>All systems will be far more accountable  in addition to being efficient and effe...
Socrates Plato Aristotle (ACT) (METHOD) (LOGIC) Learning Evolution [shift in learning from action to method to knowledge a...
Teacher <ul><li>Classical   model :  W   -  C   -  T </li></ul><ul><li>Walk  Chalk  Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging   mode...
Role   of   Teacher <ul><li>Learning facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>New instruction material  designer </li></ul><ul><li>In...
Information  Needs of the  Wisdom   Society <ul><li>Articulated and balanced viewpoint  to guide the actions  </li></ul><u...
Information  Needs  of the  Wisdom   Society   (2) <ul><li>Self-service guidance and promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Unbiased ...
Websites Books Journals Websites Electronic Resources Intelligence Library Extelligence Solution   Balanced Information In...
Library  Contribution   <ul><li>Reducing  information poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting  archival intelligence  to handl...
LIS   Preparations   <ul><li>Periodic research-based studies to cover:  </li></ul><ul><li>changing user needs,  </li></ul>...
Library   Upgraded   to Wisdom   Support   System   ensure informed dialogues, restore art with technology, support multi-...
In the forthcoming wisdom society too  the library would play  a pivotal role with  focused services and broader perspecti...
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Perspectives on role of the library in the emerging wisdom society.

  1. 1. PERSPECTIVES ON Role of the Library in the EMERGING Wisdom Society Dr. Vivek Patkar [email_address] NACLIN 2010 Zuarinagar, Goa, June 15-18, 2010
  2. 2. Agricultural Society (8550 BCE -) Industrial Society (1450 CE -) Information Society (1950 CE -) Knowledge Society (2000 CE -) 10,000 years 500 years 50 years Wisdom Society
  3. 3. Mobile Society <ul><li>Business Process: </li></ul><ul><li>Dispersed production, storage, and controlling units and global workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourcing for cost efficient operations </li></ul><ul><li>Involving customer in operations (self-service systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge generation, assimilation and coordination functions are themselves mobile and selectively outsourced </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility of information, ideas, knowledge and experience helps the decision-making </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mobile Society (2) <ul><li>Education and Training: </li></ul><ul><li>Remote or e-learning where the learner, teacher and administration are located far apart (driven by ICT software products like Blackboard, WebCT, and Lotus Learning Space creating virtual learning environment) </li></ul><ul><li>The EDUSAT is facilitating this process in India </li></ul><ul><li>Teleconferencing and Webinars used for the conduct of training and mentoring </li></ul>
  5. 5. Reengineered Library Support <ul><li>Library where information is converted in the digital form, stored in multimedia repositories and supplied by digital means </li></ul><ul><li>e-mobile library providing services on the 24/7 basis and that too in the personalised manner (on the PDA or mobile phone) </li></ul><ul><li>library becoming a learning organisation which promotes learning at the workplace for its staff in variety of ways </li></ul>
  6. 6. New Age Services <ul><li>Instructing ‘invisible’ library user who remotely accesses information </li></ul><ul><li>Developing best practices for the Web and information searching to minimise the information overload and anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Imparting information literacy covering library literacy, media literacy, computer literacy, internet literacy, research literacy and critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting e-learning and e-research </li></ul>
  7. 7. Knowledge for Enablement <ul><li>Distinctiveness : knowledge makes a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Invariance : knowledge is unfailing over a large set of conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Usefulness : knowledge helps to achieve the set goals </li></ul><ul><li>Coherence : knowledge has suitable links with the existing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Formality : knowledge can be formally expressed and communicated </li></ul><ul><li>Conformity : knowledge is largely acceptable across the enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Authority : knowledge is trustworthy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Knowledge Society Core <ul><li>Knowledge Processing & Organisation: </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge involves action matching the context and upheld by others </li></ul><ul><li>Produces new knowledge through innovation and its conversion into productive use </li></ul><ul><li>Shift from knowledge extraction to knowledge modelling for integrating implicit and explicit knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Use of knowledge modelling techniques like CommonKADS, Protégé 2000, and Unified Modelling Language (UML) with its attendant Object Constraint Language (OCL) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Knowledge Society & Library <ul><li>Heightened Competition (Library support to provide knowledge edge) </li></ul><ul><li>Downsizing of Organizations (Library as an institutional memory) </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing Complexities (Records management by the library) </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging New Opportunities (Evaluation of options by the library) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Knowledge Society & Library (2) <ul><li>Professional Approach (Supply of norms & standards by the library) </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency & Accountability (Tracking the disclosed information) </li></ul><ul><li>Right to Information (Collect, collate & present information) </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Renewal (Library upgraded to the Knowledge Centre ) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Elements of Wisdom <ul><li>Highest expression of self-development and future consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive process probing deeply the information and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>A virtue or socially valued pattern of behaviour that is by and large welcome </li></ul><ul><li>A personal good which is desirable state or condition of mind leading to rewarding experience for the individual </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical values guiding the actions </li></ul>
  12. 12. Wisdom Society Features <ul><li>Local and global issues will have higher interdependence (e.g. optimal use of natural resources, waste disposal and environmental quality) </li></ul><ul><li>Actions will utilise the latest technological products, processed knowledge and incorporate wider societal concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Every citizen will be required to act wisely (i.e. with utmost social responsibility) </li></ul><ul><li>Co-habiting with advanced multi-functional robots and nanotechnology & bioinformatics products </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wisdom Society Features (2) <ul><li>All systems will be far more accountable in addition to being efficient and effective </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom, like knowledge, would become an object of well defined study and practice and treated as a manageable resource </li></ul><ul><li>Openness is welcome by constantly incorporating new ideas and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning, experience accumulation and wisdom development are closely linked </li></ul>
  14. 14. Socrates Plato Aristotle (ACT) (METHOD) (LOGIC) Learning Evolution [shift in learning from action to method to knowledge assimilation] [ICT can restore the lost aspects of learning] Facilities for universal dialogue, virtual learning, second life enactment, scenario building, information envisioning and options evaluation do enrich the learning { {
  15. 15. Teacher <ul><li>Classical model : W - C - T </li></ul><ul><li>Walk Chalk Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging model : W - C - T </li></ul><ul><li>Web Contact Team </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling Technologies – computer, networking, audio/video conferencing, digital libraries, webinars, cyberinfrastructure </li></ul>
  16. 16. Role of Teacher <ul><li>Learning facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>New instruction material designer </li></ul><ul><li>Information organisor </li></ul><ul><li>Developer of new evaluation and assessment methods </li></ul><ul><li>Explorer of new avenues for knowledge applications </li></ul>L I B R A R Y
  17. 17. Information Needs of the Wisdom Society <ul><li>Articulated and balanced viewpoint to guide the actions </li></ul><ul><li>Material for developing deep learning and critical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth information and knowledge with the documented experience to help one realize his/her potential </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure planning with value addition </li></ul>
  18. 18. Information Needs of the Wisdom Society (2) <ul><li>Self-service guidance and promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Unbiased and authoritative information for building of online courts and online dispute resolution systems </li></ul><ul><li>Articulated information to promote the customer participation in production ( Prosumer ) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Websites Books Journals Websites Electronic Resources Intelligence Library Extelligence Solution Balanced Information Input
  20. 20. Library Contribution <ul><li>Reducing information poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting archival intelligence to handle primary sources of information (extending records management techniques) </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing trust of online information and allied systems </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating establishment of both online and offline ‘ communities of practices’ </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption of the ‘value sensitive design’ (VSD) approaches to introduce human values in information system operations </li></ul>
  21. 21. LIS Preparations <ul><li>Periodic research-based studies to cover: </li></ul><ul><li>changing user needs, </li></ul><ul><li>information seeking behaviour, </li></ul><ul><li>information consolidation & interchange, </li></ul><ul><li>information surfeit, </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge application, </li></ul><ul><li>incorporation of ethical aspects, </li></ul><ul><li>machine-mediated dealings, and </li></ul><ul><li>organisation of material and services to move towards ‘ubiquitous library’ </li></ul>
  22. 22. Library Upgraded to Wisdom Support System ensure informed dialogues, restore art with technology, support multi-culture, and strengthen the economic & ecological interdependence to
  23. 23. In the forthcoming wisdom society too the library would play a pivotal role with focused services and broader perspective Thank You
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