ARPIT Online Course on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Services (ETTLIS)

A Case Study

Keywords: SWAYAM, ARPIT, MOOCs, ETTLIS, E-Learning, Online Education, IIT Delhi


Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching (ARPIT) is a major and unique initiative for professional development in Library and Information Science (LIS), using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) platform called SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds) of Government of India. Learners who find it difficult to spare time for regular physical learning may use this platform for professional development and career progression. With the advantage of this platform, a new course, i.e., Emerging Trends & Technologies in Library & Information Services (ETTLIS), has been launched with National Resource Centre in Library and Information Science (NRC) at Central Library, IIT Delhi. People might be thinking that the role and prospects of library professionals are diminishing. However, 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 the box. ETTLIS course has been designed to make learners aware of new trends, technologies, and developments in the field of library systems and services. The paper is aimed to highlight this course and its useful contents to every library professional through SWAYAM and its YouTube Channel to help in professional development and career progression.

Author Biographies

Nabi Hasan, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Dr. NABI HASAN is the Librarian & Head, Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Earlier, he has served as the University Librarian of Aligarh Muslim University. He was the First Norman E. Borlaug Fellow from India in Library Information Systems (PDF), trained at Cornell University, New York, USA. Dr. Hasan has an experience of over 25 years of active library services and postgraduate teaching and has published 16 Books/Composite Books and 136 papers/articles. Winner of many awards, recently he has won the Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award 2018, USA, SLP-SLA Asian Fellow Award 2019 and Royal Society of Chemistry’s Librarians’ Choice Award for Dynamic Librarian (Biennial) 2019. Dr. Hasan is the Member of many reputed external committees Govt. of India and is also currently the President – Special Libraries Association (SLA-USA), Asian Chapter, Founder Joint Secretary of the Asian Library Association, Executive Committee Member of Delhi Library Association, Joint Secretary-Information and Communication Society of India (ICSI), etc. He has successfully implemented many innovative library projects, including three World Bank/ICAR assisted Library Projects. Currently, he is heading the National Resource Centre in Library and Information Sciences of the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India as Coordinator under its ARPIT program. More details about him are available at:
Debashis Naskar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Mr. Debashis Naskar is presently working as a Senior Project Scientist at IIT Delhi Central Library. He has completed BLISc from Calcutta University, Kolkata and obtained MS-LISc from Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC), Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. He is a Doctoral student of Computer Science at Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. His area of research interest is on Sentiment Analysis and Emotion Prediction in social networks.

How to Cite
Hasan, N., & Naskar, D. (2020). ARPIT Online Course on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Library and Information Services (ETTLIS). DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 40(03), 160-168.
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