Module 2 – UNESCO Introduction to Library Automation (T04)

Introduction

Librarians and LIS practitioners are now finding themselves unprepared for the new demands of the profession. This Training Programme is in response to this identified needs.

People working in libraries and information centers are the primary target group of the Training Programme. It is intended to provide them with the knowledge and skills to deal with the application of ICTs to library and information services.

 Learning Outcomes

The goal of this module is to provide the practicing librarian with the skills and knowledge needed to make intelligent decisions in automating library operations and service.

 Schedule

3 days

– Lesson 1: What is library automation?

– Lesson 2. What factors must be considered in planning and implementing library automation?

Module Outline

 Lesson 1 – What is Library Automation?

 Scope

• What is library automation?

• What are the benefits and difficulties of Library automation?

• What is an integrated library system?

• What are the general features and functional modules of an integrated library   system?

• What are some examples of ALS?

• What is the role of standards in library automation and resource sharing?

• Understand the role of standards in library automation and resource sharing.

Objectives

At the end of the lesson, students should be

able to:

• Define library automation.

• Identify the benefits and difficulties of library automation.

• Identify factors that must be considered in planning and implementing library automation.

• Identify potential problems in planning and implementing library automation.

• Define integrated library systems.

• Describe the general features and basic functional   modules of an integrated library system.

• Identify some off-the-shelf and open source ALS.

• Understand the role of standards in library   automation and resource sharing.

Lesson 2 – What factors must be considered in planning and implementing Library Automation?

Scope

What factors must be considered in planning for library automation?

·         What factors must be considered in planning and implementing library automation?

·         What are the difficulties in implementing an integrated librarysystem?

Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

·         Appreciate the importance of planning.

·         Identify factors that must be considered in planning and implementing library automation.

·         Identify potential problems in planning and implementing library automation

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Conducted  By

Hj Awg Mohd Yussop POKID DP Hj Awg Musa

Senior Librarian

Universiti Brunei Darussalam

 

Fees : B$150 per course per participant inclusive of course handouts. Payments can only be made by cash or cheques

Certificate:

At the end of the workshop participant will be awarded with a Certificate based on full attendance and satisfactory completion of course

Organiser: BLA

Venue: E-resource Room, Universiti Brunei Darussalam Library, Tungku Link, Gadong BE1410, Negara Brunei Darussalam

Date: 23 – 25 March 2010

Contact Details:  Fax.: 2222330 or Tel : 2461021 ext 1301

Email: pobox.bla@gmail.com or puspathani@gmail.com

Closing Date of Application: Tuesday, 16 March 2010

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Please note that by attending this course will entitle each applicant to some PDS points (this requires BLA membership)
  • Discounts will be given only to registered BLA members who have paid up their annual fees 2010.
  • Course will start promptly at : 8.15am – 12.00pm and 1.45pm – 4.30pm ; Lunchbreak : 12.00pm to 1.45pm.
  • Registration of attendance will be at 7.45am and 1.30pm.
  • BLA  must be notified and completed application forms with full payment must reach BLA by Tuesday, 16 March 2010.