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

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.


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 Products & Services

Week 2: Discovering New Competencies for LIS Professionals
Discovering new ways of resources, products and services for providing service with ease of access

Week 3: E-Resources and Consortia Management for Library and Informational Profession
eBooks: Issues, Challenges, Procurement Policies and Procedures
Emerging Trends in Copyright for Online Contents

Week 4: E-Resource Management (ERM): Softwares, Procurement, Practices, Usage and Challenges
Collection Development and Technical Processing Management using Automation Software 

Week 5: RFID implementation in Libraries
QR code and Useful applications in Libraries

Week 6: Web 2.0/3.0 applications and their role in Library Services
Cloud Computing and Library Services

Week 7: Overview of Design and Development of Digital Libraries using Open Source Softwares
Content Management
Institutional Repository and ETDs. Digitization, Digital Preservation and Data Curation

Week 8: Internet of Things for Libraries
Crowd sourcing and Crowd funding with special reference to Libraries

Week 9: Knowledge Management and its application in Libraries
Web Ontologies and Taxonomies

Week 10: Data and Metadata
Big data and Data visualization

Week 11: Open Access Scholarly Communication
Open Licensing

Week 12: Federated Searching and Discovery Services
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Semantics and Library Apps

Week 13: Library and Information Science Research: Trends & Issues
Plagiarism and Academic Integrity in Academics & Career Advancements

Week 14: Maximizing Visibility of Research Outputs
Faculty and Institute Profiling Systems with special reference to IRINS

Week 15: Reference Management
E-learning and MOOCs

Week 16: Marketing of Library Products and Services
Libraries and Learning Spaces


  • Baba, Abdul Majid; Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar; Dhaka, S.S.; Ashraf, Tariq & Hasan, Nabi (Eds.). (2018). Developing Smart Libraries: Changes, Challenges, Issues & Strategies: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Asian Libraries (ICAL-2018). (pp. xix, 688). New Delhi: Asian Library Association.
  • Hussain, A., & Fatima , N. (2017). Emerging Trends in Information Technology in Modern Libraries. Manakin Press.
  • Joiner, I. A. (2018). Emerging Library Technologies: It's Not Just for Geeks. Chandos Publishing.
  • Jones, W. (2008). EJournals Access and Management. New York: Routledge.
  • Kaushik, A. (2018). Library and Information Science in the Age of MOOCs. USA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5146-1


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


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  • 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



Article Title
  • Emerging Trends & Technologies in Library & Information Services (ETTLIS): Online Course
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  • Librarianship Studies & Information Technology
Last Updated
  • August 11, 2019
Original Published Date
  • August 11, 2019

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