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        About Course

        Objectives

        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.

        Pre-requisite

        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.




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