Role of LIS Professionals in Promoting Teaching, Learning and Research


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Role of LIS Professionals in Promoting Teaching, Learning and Research

  1. 1. Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia Role of LIS Professionals in Promoting Teaching, Learning and Research Sanjaya Mishra, Director, CEMCA 28 November 2013
  2. 2. Role of LIS Professionals    Collect, organise and disseminate information In a library, procure, classify, index and retrieve books/ information for the users Information intermediary        Collection building Classifier Cataloguer Indexer Reference Librarian Serials Librarian Others…
  3. 3. What we actually do?  Bibliographic control (knowledge about    where you can find knowledge) Process knowledge in various formats to help easy retrieval Optimise available resources (through collaboration) Create enabling environment for learning and research
  4. 4. Knowledge and Technology Explosion  From Guttenberg to advent of IT  Growth of knowledge has been exponential  Technology paved the way for creation of   variety of knowledge resources, easily made available through the Internet Google has become the first destination of information seekers We still need people to perform the roles of librarians at the conceptual level doing things differently
  5. 5. Changing Roles… Changing Times…  Collector – Traditional information sources and publications – Digital information (available free and in open licenses) – Organise digital libraries – Use harvesting tools – Preserve information for perpetual access
  6. 6. Changing Roles… Changing Times…  Creators – What can you provide more to the users than that are already available free on the net? – Can you create services designed specially for groups and individual users? – A kind of CAS/ SDI – Aggregate knowledge resources (research and learning materials) – Use OER and OA to build collections – Create networked system that enables seamless access to users from anywhere, anytime
  7. 7. Changing Roles… Changing Times…  Communicator – Use communication and social networking tools, (such as blogs, wikis, etc.) – Digitally present information and innovations – Visible on the internet search – Communicate globally, locally, and individually – Teach/train users (information use training, using free resources)
  8. 8. Changing Roles… Changing Times…  Consolidator – Traditional role of information consolidation – Use appropriate tools to create relevant surveys, trend reports for the users – Contribute to curriculum design and development
  9. 9. Role in Teaching, Learning and Research  Not limited to academic libraries  Library as place of formal as well as informal    learning Support in continuous professional development Access to research literature on different subject domains Organised access to digital resources for teaching and learning
  10. 10. Teaching and Learning Resources   Open Educational Resources: teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. Open licensing is built within the existing framework of intellectual property rights as defined by relevant international conventions and respects the authorship of the work Number of projects that provide teaching and learning resources from K-12 to graduate studies and continuing education
  11. 11. Research Resources       Open Access: is the provision of free access to peerreviewed, scholarly and research information to all. It envisages that the rights holder grants worldwide irrevocable right of access to copy, use, distribute, transmit, and make derivative works in any format for any lawful activities with proper attribution to the original author. Gold open Access (9947 OA journals, 1162516 articles in DOAJ) Green Open Access (2353 repositories) Platinum Open Access (Social networking approach) Mendeley, Research Gate, etc. 67% of Journals permit some form of self-archiving
  12. 12. OA and OER: Technology and Platforms  OA DOAJ, DOAB GOAP Directory of OA Repositories Dspace/eprints/Greenstone Mega OA journals, private publishers – Green and Gold OA – Social networking approach to OA: ResearchGate, Mandeley, – – – – –  OER – Wikipedia, WikiEducator, Wikivarsity – Wikispaces, etc. – Connexions, MIT OpenCourseware, OLICMU, FlexiLearn, OpenLearn – Directory of OER
  13. 13. Thank You