Short Term Programmes Admissions

P.G. Diploma in Digital Library & Information Management (ODL Proogramme)

Location: Mumbai

Centre: Centre for Library and Information Management


Intake: 25

Eligibility

Medium of Instruction: English

Eligibility:

Admission  Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLISc) or Masters of Library and Information Science (MLISc) from any recognized university.
  • Persons with disability: 3% seats are reserved for PWD of which 1% each is reserved for  a)Low Vision/Blindness 9B) hearing impairment and c ) Locomotor Disability/Cerebral Plasy
  • Preference will be given to candidates with relevant work experience

Description

 

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Last date of submission of application form :

10th July 2017

Personal Interview (Telephonic) :

1st August 2017

Declaration of Selection result on website :

11th August 2017

First Semester contact Classes :

23rd Oct 2017 to 4th Nov 2017

Second Semester Contact Classes :

14th May 2018 to 26th May 2018

 

The ability of a nation to use and create knowledge as capital determines its capacity to empower and enable its citizens by increasing human capabilities. India today stands poised to reap the benefits of a rapidly growing economy in rural as well as urban areas. The challenge and the opportunity is to galvanize our national potential into a dynamic resource: An informed, enlightened and capable Indian citizenry would not only enhance and enrich the process of national development, but could be a positive force in the world. In the words of Dr.Manmohan Singh, Honourable Prime Minister of India, “The time has come to create a second wave of institution building, and of excellence, in the fields of education, research and capacity building
so that we are better prepared for the 21st century”.

It is envisaged that this programme will be unique one to cater to the growing need for organized training for the aspiring professionals and other technical professionals interested in Digital Library organization & management.

There is an urgent need for curriculum development in the area of Digital Libraries. Therefore it is wise to invest more now on the education and training of information professionals who fully understand the process by which Digital Libraries are developed and their users are supported. If the present investment on education continues, then there will be huge increase in number of Digital Libraries in future and very few digital librarians to ensure success in managing them. It
is true that for LIS professionals, Digital Libraries represent an opportunity to apply these new technologies for providing library services to an increasingly diverse and distributed population of those needing access to digital information resources from rural, towns and metro cities.

It is hoped that this course will enable the students to learn key elements in Digital Library programmes and activities. Intention of the course is to acquaint the students in digitization projects in libraries at all levels like schools, colleges, universities and public libraries, archives, museums or any other similar organization. Within the stipulated time this course offers to learn basic concepts of Digital Library and the information management, legal framework, preservation of digital objects, information file formats, standards, protocols, inter operability, use of Digital Library, and many other related issues. Much emphasis is given in this course on integration of research, communication and education on a digital platform.

Objectives:

Main objectives of this programme are:

  • To build and maintain the reservoir of memory to conserve and communicate culture, heritage, science, art and folk tradition of the nation
  • To prepare students in the application of ICT for selection, organization and preservation of knowledge for use.
  • To bring out the competent human resource to promote access to the traditional and socially useful knowledge by the process of digitization
  • To involve in capacity building activities to create a development oriented, people friendly learning support system.

Career Opportunities:

More and more organizations in India are embarking on new concepts in handling information with the changing times. Information formats have changed rapidly from print on paper to digital formats. There is a need for qualified and trained Library and Information Management professionals to take lead and guide developments in helping the end users in the changing environment.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSING

ATTENDANCE

1.  100% attendance during the contact period for each course is compulsory and is an essential requirement of the programme.

2.  Leave of absence during the contact period will be permitted only in exceptional cases with prior approval of the programme coordinator.

COURSE FORUM:

1.  Each course has an online course forum to provide space for threaded discussion on the content of the courses. Student and faculty can interact with each other on the contents of the unit of study through this forum.

2.  All students are expected to participate in discussions on the course forum, by contributing postings and also reading and responding to what other people have written.

3.  All students are required to compulsorily post one substantive posting per unit, during the period when the unit is under study. In case of problems of going online, students may send the postings via email to the programme coordinator. A portion of the evaluation not exceeding 10% of the total may be assigned to this activity.

ASSIGNMENTS:

1.  Students will be given two assignments per course as decided by the course teacher and shall carry a maximum weightage of 60%

2. Assignments are designed to contribute to the students understanding of the unit and hence are pedagogic in their character. All assignments require engagement with extensive reading and /or field study. All assignments are compulsory.

TERM PAPER:

1.  Each student will submit a Term Paper or Review Exercise or an Examination in each course as decided by the course teacher/s. This is compulsory.

2.  Term paper/Review Exercise/examination shall carry a maximum weightage of 30%

3.  Students are encouraged to submit the draft of their term paper before the date of the schedule in order to receive feedback to be used towards the finalization of the same.

 

GRADING AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSING

Grading scheme – An eleven point grading scheme consisting of letter grades and corresponding quantitative grade points (GP) from 0-10 are used for grading all assessment units/courses. The letter grades, grade points, grade equivalence to percentages and simple descriptors are as follows:

 

Letter Grade

Level of Performance / Competence

Grade Point Range

O

Outstanding performance-demonstrating high level mastery and ability to apply concepts to new situtations

9.0 - 10.0

A+

Excellent-demonstrating mastery of all learning or assessment situations

8.0 - 8.9

A-

Very good-demonstrating mastery of most learning or assessment situations.

7.0 - 7.9

B+

Good-demonstrating thorough competence in most situations.

6.0 - 6.9

B-

Moderate-showing reasonably acceptable competence in some situations, minimal competence in others

5.0 - 5.9

C+

Average competence-demonstrating minimal competence in most situations, while showing considerable capacity for improvement in others

4.0 - 4.9

C-

Below Average Competence-Not passing, but still showing some capacity for improvement or development

3.0 -3.9

D

Unsatisfactory Competence-Below satisfaction level performance marked by lack of engagement or inability to apply concepts.

2.0 - 2.9

E

Highly Unsatisfactory competence-Complete lack of engagement and comprehension; also frequent absence

1.0 - 1.9

F

Unacceptable-Non-comletion of assignments or blank responses in a test or blank answer sheets

0 - 0.9

 

1.In order to retain a seat in programme, every student must successfully complete 2 courses (8 Credits) in Semester I. Students who fail to clear two courses may appear for the supplementary exams which will be conducted immediately after the results.

2.The grade point average is calculated to one decimal point.

3.The Overall Grade Point (OAGP) is computed based on weighted credits of each course, for a total of 36 credits.

4.Each student must secure a minimum OAGP of C+ (4.00) in order to be declared successfully completed the programme, and recommended to receive the degree.

5.Students desirous of improving his/her grade in a course can reappear for an examination in that course, during the period when supplementary examination for that semester is held.

6.If, in such an additional examination, the grade obtained is lower than that obtained earlier by the student, the better of the two grades will be the final in that course.

7.Student can spread his/ her studies over a maximum period of TWO YEARS, if he /she desires with the approval of the Programme Coordinator and the Director.

8.Mere completion of the prescribed units of work does not confer the right to continue as a student. In addition to satisfactory fulfillment of the various  requirements, the student must show an aptitude as well as professional fitness for his/ her field of study

RE-EVALUATION

A Student, who desires to have re-evaluation of his answer papers of project, shall be required to apply for re-evaluation within 10 working days after declaration of results of the semester.  Re-evaluation means verification of grades and/or assessment of answer, project and assignments. Those who opt for re-evaluation are not eligible to appear for either the supplementary examination of examination for the improvement of grades. They have to exercise option in favour of re-evaluation of the examination. The final grades after re-evaluation will be binding on the students, whether the original grades increase or decrease.

RULES PROHIBITING RAGGING:

Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited, within the institute premises or any part of the institute system, as well as on the public transport. Those found guilty of participation in or abetment of ragging will be punished according to the institute disciplinary procedures.

AWARD OF PG DIPLOMA

The students, who have successfully completed all the requirements, will be awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Library and Information Management (PGDLIM)

Distribution of Credit Hours:

CURRICULA DISTRIBUTION OF CREDITS:

  • 7 Theory Courses ( Contact Credits+ Distance Credits) = 28 Credits
  • Field Work : 8 Credits
  • Total Credits of the Programme: 36

Semesterwise Courses:

COURSE OUTLINE

The Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Library and Information Management has 8 courses (7 Theory and 1 Fieldwork). Details are as follows:

 

Semester

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

Contact Credits (1 Credit

=15 hrs)

Distance Credits (1 Credit

=15 hrs)

 

Total Credits

 

Sem I

DL - 01

Knowledge Society

2

2

4

DL - 02

Foundations of Digital Libraries

2

2

4

DL - 03

Collection Development in Digital Libraries

2

2

4

DL - 04

Information Management

2

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sem II

DL - 05

Digital Library Architecture

2

2

4

DL - 06

Information Access and Services

2

2

4

DL - 07

Digital Preservation and Archiving

2

2

4

DL - 08

Field Work

 

 

8

 

Total Credits

14

14

36

Prerequisites:

The course programme has the provision for contact classes while the students are on the campus stay, discussion on Digital Library issues and involves students in a field work (Internship), a practical project which enable them to create a Digital Library. However, it is expected that the aspiring incumbents must have a basic understanding of Computer operation, Internet Services and elementary knowledge of IT application. More than anything this course involves a significant proportion of study time on the Moodle Online portal and participation in discussions and a group project.

 

Learning outcome of the programme:

It is expected that this programme enables students to gain thorough and technically focused background in Digital Libraries. Further it helps them to understand the critical issues of Digital Library, and facilitating them to serve as designers, decision makers and creators of Digital Libraries. In addition this course will help the students to gain advanced level knowledge of digital asset management, information collection modeling, design of human centered digitally mediated information services and information management.

 

Programme  Description:

The contact classes (12 days ) are held twice at Mumbai campus of TISS during October/November and then again during May/June. Teaching –learning in the rest of the days will be carried out based on planned weekly readings and regular assignments, primarily through web-based medium like Moodle.

Learning Environment enabled by MOODLE (Online Learning Mode)

The courses are conducted through lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. They are held in the Library by the faculty members and academic staff drawn from TISS Library, Centre for Media and Culture Studies, Computer Centre, Centre for Research Methodology, Management Science. Several eminent persons from leading Research institutions will be invited to deliver lectures. The courses that require hands-on-experience are held at the Library. The library is well equipped with the state-of-the-art systems and lecture halls with multimedia support including access to broadband Internet.

Every semester will have three weeks contact programme, during which contact programmes and exams will be conducted at TISS Campus. This programme extensively uses the MOODLE, online learning management system for completing the distance credits.

Small-group discussions during tutorials allow students to explore subjects in depth. Practical sessions give students hands-on practical experience. Students investigate a concept in depth and apply the technique they have learnt in classroom as part of course assignments. They will be trained to create digital content in their chosen subjects of social sciences. Students come from diverse backgrounds, subject areas, which contribute to an exciting learning environment.

 

COURSE  DESCRIPTION

SEMESTER- I

DL-01: KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY

  • Understanding Society: Basic Concepts and Overview, Diversity of values, institutions and practices.
  • Knowledge Society: Evolution, Components, Dimensions and Indicators.
  • Information Institutions of different kinds; their objectives and functions; Library as a social and knowledge institution; National Knowledge Commission. Legislative framework for library development and information provision; Public Library legislation; Delivery of Books Act; Right to Information Act; National Information Policy
  • The Information profession; Professional Ethics, Professional Bodies and their Activities, Normative principles of library and information science; The Five Laws of Library Science and their implications to knowledge society


DL-02: FOUNDATIONS OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES

  • Digital Libraries: Conceptual Framework; Definitions, Models and Theories
  • Open Access Initiative – India and Global, Its implications for empowering society
  • Digital Libraries: Role in Education and Research. Project Management, Best Practices and Case Studies
  • Academic and Research Perspective: Challenges and Concerns for Digital Library


DL-03: COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT IN DIGITAL LIBRARIES

  • Digital Resources: Nature, Types and Characteristics; e-Journals, e-Books, Multimedia Resources and Online Resources;
  • Building Digital Library Resources – Born Digital and Digitized Selection and Acquisition of materials for Digitization
  • Digital Collection Management and Evaluation – Issues and Strategies
  • Economic Issues: Costing and Funding

 

DL-04: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

  • Knowledge Organisation; Metadata: Role of Metadata in Digital Resource Management; Harvesting,
  • Standards –MARC XML, Dublin Core (DC), METS U/SRW etc.,
  • Ontologies and Thesauri – Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS), Web Ontology language (OWL)
  • Harvesters and Federated Search Engines


SEMESTER- II

DL-05: DIGITAL LIBRARY ARCHITECTURE

  • Architecture Overviews, Principles and Types: Distributed, Federated, Service Oriented and Component based Architectures.
  • Digital Library Components: Identifiers – Handles – Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (PURL) Interoperability,   Security.
  • Digital Library Software: Open Source – EPrints, DSpace, Fedora, GSDL and Proprietary/Commercial
  • User Interfaces – Multilingual, Personalization and Visualization


DL-06: INFORMATION ACCESS AND SERVICES

  • Information Access - Data Models, Text and Multimedia – Object retrieval, Querying; E-Governance: Architecture, Language Technologies
  • Information Discovery – Open Archives Initiatives (OAI Model), Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (PMH), Open URL, Subject Portals/ Gateways/Virtual Libraries, Web 2.0
  • Users and Use of Digital Library - Usability Assessment, Information Literacy; Online Information Services: Search and Retrieval Strategies
  • Legal Issues – Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Copyright, Licenses – GNU, Creative Commons, Network, Information and Data Security;

 

DL-07: DIGITAL PRESERVATION AND ARCHIVING

  • Digitization Process: File Formats, Images, Multimedia Formats, Open Standard and Content Migration
  • Approaches to Digital Preservation: Policy, Strategy, Tools, Evaluation and Cost Factors
  • Preservation Metadata Maintenance Activity (PREMIS) and Preservation Projects Archiving: Concepts, Methods and Procedures


DL-08: FIELD WORK

The field work will consist of supervised placements of students in a variety of settings related to Digital Library environment. It enables the student to integrate and reinforce the knowledge acquired in the classroom with actual practice, under the guidance of a competent supervisor. It is an exercise for the students demonstrates insight into theoretical and practical aspects of the subjects by way of preparing a report. The students need to write a detailed report covering the course content and practical internship under a supervision of a teacher or a librarian. The field work report should be written as an individual work. Students will be placed in major libraries for one month to undertake and participate in the creation, administration of digital library activities. They will be trained in problem solving activities. The students will get an opportunity to work with libraries of different size, focus and services.

Method of Assessment:

Supervised placement of a student in variety of libraries. A continuous performance assessment of student fieldwork will take place through student recordings of his project and its review by the supervisor. There will be a final evaluation of the field work report submitted by the student guided by prescribed assessment tools.

Fee Structure:

Sr.No

Head

PGDLIM

Sem I

Sem II

1

Admission

--

1000

2

Tuition Fee

10000

10000

3

Identity Card

300

 

4

Examination

500

500

5

Internship / Field Practicum

--

1000

6

Library

1000

--

7

Library Deposit (Refundable)

1000

--

8

Convocation Charges

--

800

9

Development Fund

2500

2500

10

Computer Infrastructure Use

500

500

11

Lab Expenses

--

--

12

Equipment Security Deposit

--

--

13

Students Medical Insurance Premium

--

--

14

Caution (Refundable)

2000

--

15

Hostel Charges

-

--

16

Dining Hall Advance

--

--

17

Other Fees

--

--

18

Institute Day

--

--

TOTAL

17800

15300

Grand Total

Rs.33,100

 

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