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Jan 20, 2017 - Disruptive innovation and academic library management. Maitrayee Ghosh, PhD. Fulbright-Nehru Post doctoral fellow 2013-14. 20th January ...
Disruptive innovation and academic library management

Maitrayee Ghosh, PhD Fulbright-Nehru Post doctoral fellow 2013-14

20th January, 2017

Our Missions —

To embrace creativity and flexibility to drive the cutting edge technology

To foster a transformative environment

To provide leadership in innovative services and facilities for the benefit of users

To provide and teach access to resources that are relevant to academic programs

Defining disruptive innovation Innovation is the introduction of new product, service, technology, administrative practice or significant improvement to an existing product, service, or technology. Disruptive innovation is the technology that changes the existing business model, or customer expectations. Academic libraries and scholarly communication are likely to be disrupted by new technologies and their application.

Innovation in Libraries The most important innovation within the library profession: - Change in attitude - The way information is delivered to patrons. vService innovation is academic library’s response to digital disruption! vReinvention and rethinking of strategies, policies, culture, system and work processes.

Library to Learning commons Users no longer need a library simply for access!

q Participatory learning q Space for collaboration and understanding from a variety of sources. Instead of being an archive, libraries are becoming a learning commons!

Space planning and re-purposes ü Alter the traditional shape of libraries; ü Identify ineffective use of space, unfriendly by students

v Reduce v Redesign v Reassign v Rewrite New skills sets are required to mediate the digitally oriented academic library environment.


Digital strategies Specify library's vision, goals, opportunities and initiatives to maximize the benefits of digital investments. ØE-Research

support infrastructures, resources and Services


of digital literacy, information literacy and e-research literacy

Risk Management § Identification of vulnerabilities and threat assessment related to library’s information assets § Decision making on counter measures for prevention, mitigation and recovery.

Integrated Risk management team

Digital Rights Management

DRM is an access control technology; ensures that only authorized users (with appropriate keys) can access the content, and content will remain unchanged throughout the process. DRM focuses on security like encryption and watermarking; limit copying, printing and sharing of ebooks.

E-theses and copyright Models for copyright enforcement and management: — Right holder centric — Cooperative model


The traditional licensing mechanism (righter-holder-centric) is replaced by cooperative model via open access program enables the cooperation between copyright holders and online users.

Copyright issues related to the publication of theses

Theses & dissertations are copyrighted

Copyrights don’t have to register to be ‘official’

Get Permission in writing

publish or post a Postcopy in CCC of or publish publish dissertati on

Author can assign the copyright to publisher

Can’t use things under “fair use

Need permission to use authors own previouslypublished work

Need permission to use others work(third party)

ShodhSangrah @ MGAHV

Library as a place § Encourage Digital learning environment Size of physical collection is no longer relevant; access to econtent anywhere, anytime is the new bench mark. § Provide expert help, and seamless access to information in a supportive high-tech environment that empowers the community to evaluate, and ethically use information to promote academic excellence. §

Support collaborative and individual study

spaces for information retrieval and manipulation to support the entire process of scholarly inquiry and technology-based research

Concluding remarks qThe

dominance of academic libraries in the realm of academic information has been eroded by digital technologies.


are struggling for an identity in the era of disruptive change.


product or services enable users to get an important job done, otherwise impossible to do satisfactorily with current solutions.

Concluding remarks Academic libraries necessitate a change in service model. They have to focus on: vOutreach - bring the library to the public; vCreation of

new knowledge products such as subject portals and subject specific websites to support teaching and learning;


of physical spaces and expansion of virtual spaces to support new pedagogies.

If a qualified librarian is replaced with someone who’s just an expert in technology, the institution is losing half of the role role.. We achieve teamwork through … Respecting one another as individuals; contributing, cooperating and communicating to meet library goals. goals.