| || Education in information science : Some sasic issues |
Author :Raghavan, K.S.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :15(6) ; 1995 ; pp.5-9
Abstract : This paper addresses the implications sf technological changes occurring in information sector on the education and training of information professionals. The author presents objectives, contents, organisation of information, manpower development and other issues in current perspective. The paper stresses an information technology oriented approach towards customer and the need for satisfying the end user. The information professional has to be constantly in touch with technological changes and be able to design, develop, and implement different types of databases. The author has proposed a mode! structure of curricula and courses for information sector.
Keywords : Education;Training;Information science
| || Libraries–a Key to Harness E-Learning: Issues and Perspective |
Author :Pujar, S.M.;Kamat, R.K.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.23-30
Abstract : E-learning is a nebulous term; meaning teaching-learning facilitated through the modern media like web, satellite, cable networks, etc. Though it is successful in spreading its wings on today’s higher education sector, it’s linkages with the libraries are still feeble. The academic and other types of libraries, especially from the developing countries such as India, are struggling to cater to the increasingly heterogeneous requirements of the e-learners and associated community. This paper presents the key role of LIS professionals in the e-learning paradigm. After a thorough analysis of the e-learning scenario, authors have realised that libraries and librarians have an important role to play possibly through the digital libraries–a contemporary movement growing along-with the e-learning. The aspirations of e-learner community from the LIS professionals in this new era of e-learning are propagation of the movement itself, course content development, technical facilitation, technical trouble shooting, fuelling open-archives, improving user interfaces, identifying and training the usage of free and open source software tools to the user community to ensure maximum participation in teaching-learning process. The paper also discusses e-learning-library linkages and the innovations implemented in the top ranking off-shore public libraries that the Indian LIS community can follow. It reveals an emanating strongly bonded model of e-learning–library linkage required for the sustainance and mutual growth of the duo. This will also lend a hand in emerging an open knowledge culture and ultimately beneficial for the evolving knowledge society.
Keywords : E-learning;Libraries;Digital library;Digital reference service;Content management system;courseware;Federated search;Education
| || Voices: A Virtual Exhibition as Alternative Model to the Forum 2004 |
Author :Monfort, Cèsar Carreras
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :28(4) ; 2008 ; pp.92-100
Abstract : As a part of the cultural offer of the Forum of Cultures, held in Barcelona in summer 2004, the organisers designed an exhibition called Voices focused on diversity, one of the thematic axis of the Forum. The central objective of Voices was to celebrate the fact of human communication and linguistic and cultural diversity. Apart from the presential exhibition, and taken advantage of the use of media as one of the themes, a virtual version of the exhibition Voices was created. This work is the result of an agreement between the exhibition organizers of the Fourm of Cultures, and the group Òliba (Dept. Humanities of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) with the collaboration of the Multimedia Studies of the same University.
Keywords : Exhibition;Virtual reality;Multimedia;Online;Education
| || Guest Editorial |
Author :Gokhale, Pratibha A.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.03-04
Keywords : E-Learning;Education;Training
| || ICT Skills among Librarians in Engineering Educational Institutions in Tamil Nadu |
Author :Ramesh Babu, B.;Vinayagamoorthy, P.;Gopalakrishnan, S.
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :27(6) ; 2007 ; pp.55-64
Abstract : Library and information professionals today need to acquire knowledge and skills in information and communication technology (ICT) as the services of more and more libraries are now centering around information technology, especially in educational institutions. Application of ICT in academic environment in India has increased gradually in the recent decades, more particularly in Tamil Nadu. This paper examines the ICT skills among librarians in engineering educational institutions in Tamil Nadu. The analysis of the data represents the extent and the level of ICT skills possessed by the librarians of these institutions.
Keywords : Intellectual property rights;Information and communication technology (ICT);Tamilnadu;Education;Academic Institutions