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  • “ Trends and Strategic Issues for Libraries in Global Information Society” Prof. Preeti Mahajan Seminar Director
  • Global Information Society
    • ICT Era and the changing society.
    • New education and literacy challenges.
    • Public-Private Partnerships.
    • New initiatives and goals.
  • New Trends in Libraries
    • Stand alone libraries to Networked libraries
    • Transformation of manuscript to e-resources.
    • Proliferation of online books/ journals/ papers.
    • Digital Rights Management
  • New Trends in Libraries
    • Open Access Movement
    • Open Standards
    • Open Source Softwares
    • Blogs, RSS feed, Wiki, podcast.
    • Web 2.0/Library 2.0
  • New Trends in Libraries (cont…)‏
    • New reference and information services
    • Document delivery, Interlibrary lending
    • Acquisitions policies
    • Automated Services
    • Digitization issues
    • Internet/CDs/DVDs
  • Trends in IT Environment
    • Technological issues.
    • Economic issues.
    • Human resources and users.
    • Organizational Changes.
    • Legal issues.
  • Still Relevant After All these Years…
    • Books are for use
    • Every reader his/ her book
    • Every book its reader
    • Save the time of the reader
    • A library is a growing organism
  • The Changing (challenging) Role of Information Professionals
    • Book keepers-Bit Keepers
    • Book/Journal Custodians-Information providers-Content / knowledge providers-Content / knowledge Marketers
  • So….
    • Why change??
  • Most Common Reasons for change
    • Threats
      • Budget cuts
      • increased user expectations
    • Response to Change
      • Strategic plan – new service priorities/goals
      • Changing demographics of employees and customers
      • Align library with customer wants and needs
      • HR trends
    • Desire to Lead Change
      • Library wants to be known for innovation
  • Threat Level
    • Change or die
    • Respond to Change
    • Innovate: Because We Can
  • Where is our library going?
  • Strategy
    • What are our goals and what are its implications for our organization?
    • What activities we have identified to get us there?
  • Strategic Planning
    • How to map / assess the information
    • How to convince the Management
    • How to build infrastructure – planning, execution
    • How to collect, consolidate, build and preserve
    • local Content
    • How to build e-resources / published content
    • How to educate the information professionals
    • How to educate the users
  • Ground Realities
    • Electronic resources are here and will stay because of the advantages they have over the print medium.
    • However, there are issues and trends that provide both opportunities and threats to the libraries in the global information society.
    • “ When it comes to the future, there are
    • three kinds of people,
      • those who let it happen,
      • those who make it happen,
      • those who wonder what happened.”
    • John M. Richardson,Jr.
    A final thought…
  • Objectives of the seminar
    • Identify key trends affecting the libraries today
    • Determine how our library is responding to such trends.
    • Accordingly adopt the strategies
    By the end of the deliberations, WE will be able to:
  • Thanks