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Impact of IT on library Services with Best Practices by Muhammad Farooq

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Impact of IT on library Services with Best Practices by Muhammad Farooq

  1. 1. Impact of IT on library Services with Best Practices Muhammad Farooq Director, ISD, Riphah International University, Islamabad
  2. 2. Contents: • Introduction • Information Technology • Components Of Information Technology • Purpose of Technology • IT induced paradigm shift • Role of Librarians • Best Practices
  3. 3. Introduction • Information technology has fundamentally affected the operations of library and information services and this has also great impact on the education and training of the users on various levels. All these developments and innovations have facilitated changes in the development of curriculum at schools of library and information studies. Ref: http://web.simmons.edu/~chen/nit/NIT%2793/93-211-maku.html
  4. 4. Information Technology • According to the Webster’s New encyclopedia, “Information Technology is the collective term for various technologies involved in the processing and transmission of Information they include computing telecommunications and microelectronics. • According to ALA Glossary “Information Technology as the application of computers and technologies to the acquisition, organization, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information
  5. 5. Components Of Information Technology • Technological change is becoming a driving force in our society. Information technology is a generic term used for a group of technologies. Following are the major components of information technologies as most relevant in modern library and information system.
  6. 6. Purpose of Technology • The ends? − Increased productivity for both user and staff − 24/7/365 access and availability • The means? − Application of evolving technologies evidenced by • modernization • transformation • decentralization
  7. 7. IT induced paradigm shift ➢ Traditional libraries to digital libraries, ➢ Print on paper to digital information, ➢ Card catalogs to Web OPACs, ➢ Chains to RFID tags, ➢ Print journals to online or electronic journals, ➢ Ownership to access, ➢ In library access to remote and desktop access. ➢ Photocopies to digital copies, ➢ DDS being provided through E-mail instead of post or fax. ➢ Standalone libraries to Information networks ➢ Real to virtual libraries.
  8. 8. Role of Librarians………… Traditionally librarians used to • select, • search, • collect, • organize, • maintain and preserve the resources
  9. 9. Digital Era - Role of Librarians………… • Negotiator – a person who should be able to identify the needs of users • Navigator - Searching the ocean of information regardless the format • Facilitator – Information and Infra-structure • Educator - being familiar with information in different formats and should be able to train the users whenever required • Entrepreneur - Marketing Library Services • Information filter – Able to provide right information, in right time to the right person from right resource.
  10. 10. What is a Best Practice? • An activity or procedure that has produced outstanding result • A best practice is a technique or procedure or methodology that, through experience and research, has proven to reliably lead to a desired result Note: For more information go to: www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
  11. 11. 11-Campuses
  12. 12. Campuses
  13. 13. Campuses
  14. 14. RAKCOD - UAE campus Islamic International Medical College – Trust started its journey in 1995 and established Islamic International Medical College in 1996 in Rawalpindi. After the success of IIMC in Pakistan on the request of Muslim community IIMCT started a dental college RAK College of Dental Sciences in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. It was founded in 2007 to impart professional education of international standard in collaboration with Islamic International Dental College of Riphah International University. In 2012 First batch of dentists graduated from RAK College of Dental Sciences, UAE.
  15. 15. Restructuring • Status change from administration to faculty in 2009 • Infrastructure change in 2010 • ILS orientation started in 2011 • All systems starts work in 2012 • HR model presented in International conference and it was consider the best model • Categories and recording of library users’ queries was started in 2013
  16. 16. Information Services Resources Services iPortal
  17. 17. Infrastructure
  18. 18. Infrastructure
  19. 19. Organizational Knowledge Management & Projects
  20. 20. Cont… • Riphah in Media • Newspaper Database • Riphah Research Repository • Media Centre • All Journals @ One Place • Everything @ One Place- Discovery System • Reference Desk • Query Management System • Information TV • Learning Guides • Riphah Course Guides, Subject & Library Guides
  21. 21. Riphah in Media Goal of the Practice:  Riphah in Media is an initiative of organizational knowledge management project for effective storage and retrieval of all material published in print and electronic media since 2003.  All about Riphah published in media updates on daily bases including.  News items  Seminars  Events  Conferences, Workshops & trainings  News clipping from renowned newspapers
  22. 22. • Research Repository is a part of organizational knowledge management in order to develop a digital Center of the total University research output. RIPHAH RESEARCH REPOSITORY (RRR)
  23. 23. All Journals @ One Place 18000+
  24. 24. Everything @ One Place Riphah Discovery
  25. 25. DISCOVERY SYSTEM
  26. 26. Query Management System
  27. 27. Query Management System
  28. 28. ➢ Information Literacy Program ➢ Information Advisors
  29. 29. Information TV An inter-university TV channel named as ITV (Information TV) designed to cater to the needs of the students/faculty, planned to be launched soon on the national and international platform.
  30. 30. SELF-LEARNING GUIDES . In case of any difficulty in locating or handling of information, accessing online databases and online resources, Riphah leaning guides is the right place to find answers with step by step easy to use video clips and to get support/help.
  31. 31. Subject guides •1000 subjects •linked to VLE •Collaborative learning environment
  32. 32. Subject Guides
  33. 33. Information points
  34. 34. Impact
  35. 35. 0 10000 20000 30000 40000 50000 60000 70000 80000 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Quries
  36. 36. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Information Literacy Lectures
  37. 37. 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 300000 350000 400000 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Visitor
  38. 38. Visitors 148862 261068 374924 QMS 6870 9664 28612 75841 70701 52956 ILS 66 94 155 162 Annual Report 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 -20000 30000 80000 130000 180000 230000 280000 330000 380000 From the Year 2010-2015
  39. 39. How all these possible…?
  40. 40. ISO 9001-2008 CERTIFICATION
  41. 41. Conclusion • Best practices and policies vary from library to library depending on the mission, vision and goals of the parent institution. • The library must adhere to the mission, vision and goals of its parent institution in developing its best practices and policies.
  42. 42. THANKS

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