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Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Emerging Trends & Technologies in Library & Information Services (ETTLIS)

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and AICTE via Swayam


Libraries are universally recognized as an important social institutions and no community is considered complete without a library system. However, libraries are facing change due to impact of ICT, changing patron needs, changing information environment or Web/Google that is trying to replace Reference Librarians. Use of Disruptive technologies is resulting in transition from Print to Digital, Changes takes place from Forms to Formats, Delivery systems, and it is inevitable.

There is a transformation in the need of library users and due to ICT, there is a change in the resources, services and products of the libraries as well. Every institution is now trying to compete in the national and international rankings and with the changed roles and services; the libraries and librarians are playing key role.

So the purpose of this ARPIT MOOCs (ETTLIS) is to impart knowledge regarding emerging trends and technologies in library and information services like Library Automation, Digitalization, Institutional Repository and Digital Library Services, Consortia based Services, QR Code, EM and RFID implementation, Open Access, Outreach programs, Reference Management, Open Science, Virtual/Digital Reference Services, Ask the Librarian, Content Management, CAS/SDI services, Profiling System, Discovery Services, Web 2.0 and 3.0 based Services, Disruptive technologies, Use of Social Media, Green Library Concept, Ranking/Accreditation, Remote Login, Mobile based Library Services, Use of Expert Systems and Robotics, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality Tools and Virtual Reality Tools, Semantics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning and How to be a Smart Librarian by Smart Involvements etc.

Some people might be thinking that the role and future prospects of library professionals are diminishing, rather we can say that they are becoming more important provided they are keeping pace with emerging trends & technologies in LIS and willing to go out of box.

Intended Audience: The Target Audience of this course is all the Learners who wish to understand and make use of the emerging trends and technologies in library and information services, be it the Teachers or Researchers or Students or Library and IT Professionals, etc.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives: This course will be helpful in keeping abreast of with new trends and technologies arising in libraries. This course is also equivalent to One Full Refresher Course as per theUGC Notification D.O.No. F.2-16/2002(PS)/Pt.fl.II, dated 03/12/2018.The course is an effort to help in the following:
  • to enhance professional competence and skills;
  • to engage in collaborative team work;
  • in taking library and information services beyond the four-walls of the libraries;
  • to use ICT tools for effective user services;
  • to produce need-based instructional materials for the users;
  • to discover new areas of research and enquiry in the field of library and information science.
  • to explore application of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and other technologies to serve the library community.
  • To identify New Roles for LIS Professionals to Survive in the Changed LIS Environment.



ETTLIS is a course of 40 hours, i.e. about 20 hours of e-content/text/PPTs and about 20 hours of video content at per your pace and convenience. You need to devote just about an hour a day for five days in a week. It is flexible course. We need to complete 40 hours in about four months’ time. It will be a blend of e-text, videos, assessments/assignments and term end evaluations by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The most important part of the course is, Discussion Forum. Here we all can discuss, comment, suggest and empower ourselves with the help of this discussion forum. There will be a list of resources for further studies. There is a group of enthusiastic techno-savvy most reputed domain experts, who provided content and delivered lectures from across the country to support the course, ETTLIS.The contents are subject to change without any notification as per the requirements of this course.

Week 1: Transformation of Library and Information Science: Resources, Services and Products
Preparing for Transformed Libraries in 21st Century: Changing Landscape, Challenges and Opportunities (Part-1)Preparing for Transformed Librariesin 21st Century:New Roles, Skills and Strategies (Part-2)Week 2:Library and Information Science Profession: Trends & Issues
Library and Information Science Research: Trends & Issues
Week 3:E-Resources and Consortia ManagementE-Resource Management (ERM)Collection Development with Special Reference to eBooksWeek 4:E-learning and MOOCs: Role of LibrariesCrowdsourcing and Crowdfunding with Special Reference to LibrariesWeek 5:RFID Implementation in LibrariesQR Code and Useful applications in LibrariesWeb 2.0 and Web 3.0 and its Applications in Library ServicesWeek 6:Single Search to Library Resources: Federated Search and Web-Scale Discovery ServicesRemote Access to E-Resources Anywhere, AnytimeWeek 7:Artificial Intelligence Representation of Knowledge & Beyond (Part-1)Artificial Intelligence Representation of Knowledge & Beyond (Part-2)
Application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Library Operations and ServicesWeek 8:Internet of Things for LibrariesMobile Based Library Services
Week 9:Knowledge Management (KM) with Special Reference to LibrariesContent Management SystemDevelopment of a Digital Library Using DSpace on WindowsWeek 10:Cloud Computing in Library Automation: Pros and ConsBlockchain and its Application in LibrariesWeek 11:Understanding the Structure and Dynamics of Research Activity through Publication Based IndicatorsScientometrics and Altmetrics: Trends & Issues
Exploring AltmetricsWeek 12:Big data and Data VisualizationResearch Data Management in Higher Educational InstitutionsWeek 13:Academic Integrity andPlagiarismin ResearchPredatory Publishing: Issues and Challenges
Reference ManagementWeek 14:Open Educational Resources: Issues and ContextsOpen Access to Scholarly Communications & Open LicensingWeek 15:Human Resources Management for Libraries in the Digital EraThe Human LibraryMarket Your LibraryWeek 16:Indian Research Information Network SystemEnhancing Quality of Higher Education: Role of INFLIBNET Centre

Taught by

Dr. Nabi Hasan

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