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Emerging Trends & Technologies in Library & Information Services (ETTLIS): Online Course

Libraries are universally recognized as 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. 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 course 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, Use of Social Media, Green Library Concept, to help in Ranking/Accreditation, Remote Login, Cloud computing, 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.

People are thinking that the role and future prospects of library professionals are decreasing 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: Research Scholars; Faculty; Library and Information Professionals.

Prerequisites: Masters in Library and Information Science or Equivalent.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives: This course will be helpful in keeping abreast of with new trends and technologies arising in libraries. It is just an effort to assist:

  • 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.

Emerging Trends & Technologies in Library & Information Services (ETTLIS): Online Course


It is a course of 40 hours, i.e. 20 hours of e-content and 20 hours of video content.  At your time, place and convenience. You need to devote just 2 hours a day for five days in a week or just 8 hours a week. It is flexible course. We need to complete 40 hours in two to three months’ time.  It will be a blend of e-text, self-check exercises, tasks, activities, audio and video content, assignments with continuous and term end evaluation. The most important parts of the course, is, Discussion Forum, here we all can discuss, comment, suggest and empower ourselves with the help of the discussion forum.  There will be a list of resources for further studies. There is a group of enthusiastic techno-savvy experts invited from across the country to support the course.

Week 1:

Library and Information Science Profession: Trends & Issues
Transformation of Library and Information Science: Resources, Services and Products
Library and Information Science Profession: Opportunities and Challenges

ARPIT LIS, Week 1, Module 1 - Vanita Khanchnadani

Week 1- Module 2 Video: Transformation of Library and Information Science: Resources, Services and Products (Nabi Hasan)

Week 1, Module 3: Library and Information Science Profession: Opportunities and Challenges (Ramesh Gaur)

Week 2:

Preparing for Transformed Libraries in 21st Century: Changing Landscape, Challenges and Opportunities (Part-1)
Preparing for Transformed Libraries in 21st Century: New Roles, Skills and Strategies (Part-2)

ARPIT-IITD-Week 2: Preparing for Transformed Libraries in 21st (Part-1)-Extended- Jagdish Arora

ARPIT-IITD-Week 2: Preparing for Transformed Libraries in 21st (Part- 2)- Jagdish Arora

Week 3:

E-Resources and Consortia Management
E-Resource Management & Licensing Issues

ARPIT-IITD-Week 3: E Resources and Consortia Management - Neeraj Chaurasia

ARPIT-IITD-Week 3: E-Resource Management and Licensing Issues - Tariq Ashraf

Week 4: 

E-Resource Management (ERM): Softwares, Procurement, Practices, Usage and Challenges
Collection Development with special reference to eBooks

ARPIT-IITD-Week 4: Electronic Resource Management (ERM) - Vijay Kumar Verma

ARPIT-IITD-Week 4: Collection Development with special reference to eBooks - Vijay Kumar Verma

Week 5: 

QR Code and Useful applications in Libraries
Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 and its  Applications in Library Services

ARPIT-IITD-Week 5: QR Code and Useful Applications in Libraries - Margam Madhusudhan

ARPIT-IITD-Week 5: Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 and its Applications in Library Services - Jagdish Arora

Week 6: 

Single Search to Library Resources: Federated Search and Web Scale Discovery Services
Designing the Intelligent Library Search Service
Enhancing  Access to Library Resources: A Critical Discussion, Examination and Evaluation of Web-Scale Discovery Services

ARPIT-IITD-Week 6: Single Search to Library Resources (Discovery Services) - Ramesh C. Gaur

ARPIT-IITD-Week 6: Designing the Intelligent Library Search Service - Kaustubh Mukhopadhyay

ARPIT-IITD-Week 6: Enhancing Access to Library Resources - Tariq Ashraf

Week 7: 

RFID Implementation in Libraries
Remote Access to E-Resources Anywhere, Anytime

ARPIT-IITD-Week 7: RFID Implementation in Libraries - Nabi Hasan

ARPIT-IITD-Week 7: Remote Access to E-Resources Anywhere, Anytime - Parveen Babbar

Week 8: 

Internet of Things for Libraries
Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding with special reference to Libraries

ARPIT IITD Week 8: Internet of Things for Libraries - Parveen Babbar

ARPIT IITD Week 8: Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding - P.M. Naushad Ali

Week 9: 

Big data and Data Visualization
Research Data Management in Higher Educational Institutions
Content Management System

ARPIT IITD Week 9: Big Data and Data Visualization - Shantanu Ganguly

ARPIT IITD Week 9: Research Data Management in Higher Educational Institutions - Raj Kumar Bhardwaj

ARPIT IITD Week 9: Content Management System - Shankar B. Chavan

Week 10: 

Social Network Analysis and Big Scholarly Data
Knowledge Management and its Application in Libraries
Development  of a Digital Library Using DSpace on Windows

Week 11: 

Open Educational Resources: Issues and Contexts
Open Access to Scholarly Communications & Open Licensing

Week 12: 

Application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Library Operations and Services
Mobile Based Library Services
Artificial Intelligence Representation of Knowledge & Beyond (Part-1)
Artificial Intelligence Representation of Knowledge & Beyond (Part-2)

Week 13: 

Library and Information Science Research: Trends & Issues
Plagiarism and Academic Integrity in Academics & Career Advancements
Predatory Publishing: Issues and Challenges

Week 14: 

Exploring Altmetrics
Scientometrics and Altmetrics: Trends & Issues
Faculty and Institute Profiling Systems with Special Reference to IRINS

Week 15: 

Reference Management
E-learning and MOOCs

Week 16: 

Human Resources Management for Libraries in the Digital Era
Marketing of Library Products and Services


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Dr. Nabi Hasan is the Librarian & Head, Central Library, IIT Delhi. Earlier, he has served as the University Librarian of Aligarh Muslim University. He is the "FIRST NORMAN E. BORLAUG FELLOW FROM INDIA (PDF)" in Library Information Systems (PDF), trained in Electronic Library Resources Management at Cornell University, New York, USA. Winner of many awards, recently he has won the SLA’s BONNIE HILDITCH INTERNATIONAL LIBRARIAN AWARD 2018 the USA and also been conferred with the SLP-SLA Asian Fellow Award 2019. He is Member of many reputed external committees including National Steering and National Advisory Committees of E-ShodhSindu (eSS) Consortia, Govt. of India, etc. He has an experience of about 25 years of active library services and postgraduate teaching and has published 15 Books/composite Books and 130 papers/articles. He has successfully implemented many innovative library projects, including three World Bank/ICAR assisted Library Information Systems Projects and currently is the PI of the Project on “Strengthening of Central Library.” Dr. Hasan is currently the President-Elect 2019 of SLA Asian Chapter, Vice-President – IASLIC, Joint Secretary - ASIALA, and Executive Committee Member of Delhi Library Association. More details about him are available at


  • Website: 
  • Course Status : Upcoming
  • Course Type : Core
  • Duration : 16 weeks
  • Start Date : 01 Sep 2019
  • End Date : 31 Dec 2019
  • Exam Date :
  • Category :
  • Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT)
  • Level : Postgraduate
This is an AICTE approved FDP course


  • Visit the course website mentioned above and register. Then you can take is course.



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