New Information Technology Interfaces in Libraries and Information Centres (NITILIC)


I. Evolving Models of Library and Information Centres in the New Millennium

  1. Digital Library
  2. Hybrid Library
  3. Library as Place
  4. Library without Walls
  5. Library Commons, Learning Commons, Information Commons
  6. Case studies

 II. Social Media in Libraries

  1. Tools and Technologies
  2. Web 2.0
  3. Library 2.0
  4. Management: Issues and Strategies
  5. Best practices
  6. Case studies: Academic and Special Libraries

III. Cloud computing and Libraries

  1. Cloud Computing: Emerging concepts
  2. Tools and Technologies
  3. SaaS, PaaS, IaaS for Libraries
  4. Management: Issues and Strategies
  5. Security Issues
  6. Case studies: Academic and Special Libraries

IV. Recent Developments in Software applicable to Libraries

  1. Digital Library software
  2. Content Management Systems
  3. Integrated Library Management Systems
  4. Federated Search Software
  5. Free and Open Source Software/Proprietary Software
  6. Web OPACs
  7. Reference Management Software
  8. Case studies of application

V. E-reading and E-Devices

  1. E-publishing models
  2. Web-based e-book Management  Software
  3. Library accessed through Handheld devices
  4. Tablets, E-Readers, Smart phones, i-Pads, i-Pods
  5. Other e-reading applications
  6. Comparison of devices
  7. Gesture-based systems
  8. E-devices- user perspectives

VI. Library Designing in the Digital Era

  1. Information Resources for designing buildings
  2. Library Designing: Current trends
  3. Models: Public, Academic and Special Libraries
  4. Sustainable Library (Green Library)
  5. Standards for building, furniture and fittings
  6. Case studies

VII. Human Resource Development in the Digital context

  1. Competencies of LIS professionals
  2. Soft skills
  3. E-content Development in LIS
  4. Curriculum Development for LIS Education
  5. E-learning programmes
  6. Continuing Education Programmes
  7. Methods of imparting Training

VIII. Technology Interfaces for Public Libraries

  1. Hardware
  2. Software
  3. Networking
  4. Net based technologies
  5. Capacity building
  6. Case studies