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UNESCO Open Access (OA) Curriculum for Library Schools and Librarians

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A Presentation on "UNESCO Open Access (OA) Curriculum for Library Schools and Librarians" was delivered in RRC Panel Discussion on Open Access Journals: Issues and Challenges, organized by Ranganathan Research Circle (RRC) on 5th September 2015, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

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UNESCO Open Access (OA) Curriculum for Library Schools and Librarians

  1. 1. Anup Kumar Das Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India http://anupkumardas.blogspot.in UNESCO Open Access (OA) Curriculum for Library Schools and Librarians RRC Panel Discussion on Open Access Journals: Issues and Challenges Organized by Ranganathan Research Circle (RRC) On 5th September 2015, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
  2. 2. Open Science – Many Avenues of Openness • Open Access Journals • Open Access Books • Open Access Knowledge Repositories (Self-archived or Curated) • Open Research Data • Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations • Open Educational Resources • Open Textbooks • Open Courseware • Open Learning • Open Innovation • Open Source Software • Open Licenses
  3. 3. UNESCO Open Access (OA) Curriculum for Library Schools and Researchers • UNESCO Develops a Global Self-Directed E-Learning Tool in two tracks • Curriculum for Library Schools – Module 1: Introduction to Open Access – Module 2: Open Access Infrastructure – Module 3: Resource Optimization – Module 4: Interoperability and Retrieval
  4. 4. • Curriculum for Researchers – Module 1: Scholarly Communications – Module 2: Concepts of Openness and Open Access – Module 3: Intellectual Property Rights – Module 4: Research Evaluation Metrics – Module 5: Sharing your Work in Open Access UNESCO Open Access (OA) Curriculum for Library Schools and Researchers
  5. 5. UNESCO Open Access (OA) Curriculum for Library Schools
  6. 6. Module 1: Introduction to Open Access • UNIT 1: Scholarly Communication Process • UNIT 2: Open Access: History and Developments • UNIT 3: Rights and Licenses • UNIT 4: Advocacy for Open Access • UNIT 5: Open Access Research Impacts Learning Objectives – To understand scholarly communication process and OA principles , and differentiate between the various forms of OA; – To learn issues related to rights management, incl. copyright, copy- left, authors’ rights and related intellectual property rights; – To understand the impact of OA within a scholarly communication environment.
  7. 7. Module 2: Open Access Infrastructure • UNIT 1: Open Access Repositories • UNIT 2: Open Journals • UNIT 3: More About Open Approaches Learning Objectives – To understand OA resources of all types, their definition, nature, features, planning, executing, choosing appropriate technical standards and following set procedures and later maintenance for all parties involved i.e. host, sponsors, users and prospective content creators. – Emphasis is on e-journals and e-repositories, emerging trends in the open access movement.
  8. 8. Module 3: Resource Optimization • UNIT 1: Open Access Mandates and Policies • UNIT 2: Content Management in Open Access Context • UNIT 3: Harvesting and Integration Learning Objectives – Focuses on resource optimization in general that aims to discuss how the OA environment can be promoted and how the collection development may be facilitated by integrating OA resources with institutional and library resources. – Expected to be able to foster an enabling environment for OA, and facilitate collection development by integrating library services.
  9. 9. Module 4 Interoperability and Retrieval • UNIT 1: Resource Description for OA Resources • UNIT 2: Interoperability Issues for Open Access • UNIT 3: Retrieval of Information for OA Resources Learning Objectives – Focuses on interoperability issues, resource description and information retrieval in the context of OA resources. – Objective is to help you understand interoperability issues, perpetual access, importance of standards, and the integration of different products in building institutional repositories and also various retrieval features that is available which can be considered for development of IR system for OA resources.
  10. 10. Conclusion • Accessible from http://unesdoc.unesco.org , E-LIS repository and several other OA Channels • Embedding UNESCO OA Curriculum in LIS Courses – MLIS, M.Phil. and Pre-PhD • Utilized for Lifelong Learning, Continuous Professional development of LIS professionals • Being planned to develop open certifications for LIS professionals • Engage in hands on experience through self-archiving of published contents • Disseminating with an open license, e.g. Creative Commons license • Promoting multiple points access for OA resources
  11. 11. References • UNESCO (2015). UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online. • Das, A.K. (2015). UNESCO Launches Open Access Curriculum for Young and Early Career Researchers. Current Science, 109(3), 400-401. • Das, A.K. (2015). UNESCO's Open Access Curricula for Young Researchers and Librarians. D-Lib Magazine, 21(3/4). • Das, A.K. (2015). UNESCO Launched Open Access (OA) Curriculum and Self-Directional Learning (SDL) Modules for Researchers, Librarians and Library Schools. http://www.ifla.org/node/9545.
  12. 12. Thank you for your kind attention. http://anupkumardas.blogspot.in

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