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Trends and Strategic Issues for Libraries in Global Information Society


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Trends and Strategic Issues for Libraries in Global Information Society

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