Online Course on “Digital Library” at Swayam : Enrollment Ends 31/08/20

Digital Library

By Dr. Jagdish Arora   |   Former Director, Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar
The objective of the course is to impart in-depth knowledge on digital libraries, their characteristics, components, standards and protocols, IPR and legal issues, digital rights and access management, planning and evaluation. The ultimate aim of the course is to instil skills in learners that would enable them to evaluate commercially available digital libraries before subscribing them for their institutions as well as to set-up their own institutional digital library with all intermediate steps involved in it from planning to offering digital library services.  
Course Coverage
The course imparts in-depth knowledge on digital libraries, their characteristics and major components. The course elaborates on technology, processes and steps involved in digitization and digital preservation. It enunciates on applications and services offered by digital library and its relationship with the semantic web. It delves into the process of planning, implementation, marketing, promotion and evaluation of digital libraries. Learners would have insights into various aspects of digital rights and access management and its applications in digital libraries.  The course also elaborates on examples of open access digital libraries and backend technologies used. It imparts knowledge on major digital library projects and initiatives taken all over the world including USA, UK, India and rest of the world.  Lastly, the course elaborates on case studies on setting-up digital library using open source institutional repository software, i.e. Eprints, DSpace and GSDL.
Target Learners  
The course is designed for the students of library and information science as well as for professionals working in library and information centres. Other learners interested in digital libraries my also take up the course.
The learner should have basic knowledge of computers, acquaintance with traditional libraries using manual processes as well as computerised library operations and services offered by both types of libraries.


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 06 Jul 2020
End Date : 26 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 14 Nov 2020
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2020
Category :
  • Library and Information Sciences
Level : Postgraduate


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