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  1. 1. Disruptive innovation and academic library management Maitrayee Ghosh, PhD Fulbright-Nehru Post doctoral fellow 2013-14 20th January, 2017
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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 users expectations. Academic libraries and scholarly communication are likely to be disrupted by new technologies and their application.
  4. 4. Innovation in Libraries The most important innovation within the library profession: - Change in attitude - The way information is delivered to patrons. Service innovation is academic librarys response to digital disruption! Reinvention and rethinking of strategies, policies, culture, system and work processes.
  5. 5. Participatory learning Space for collaboration and understanding from a variety of sources. Instead of being an archive, libraries are becoming a learning Library to Learning commons Users no longer need a library simply for access!
  6. 6. Space planning and re-purposes Alter the traditional shape of libraries; Identify ineffective use of space, considered unfriendly by students Reduce Redesign Reassign Rewrite New skills sets are required to mediate the digitally oriented academic library environment.
  7. 7. Specify library's vision, goals, opportunities and initiatives to maximize the benefits of digital investments. E-Research support infrastructures, resources and Services Promotion of digital literacy, information literacy and e-research literacy Digital strategies
  8. 8. Identification of vulnerabilities and threat assessment related to librarys information assets Decision making on counter measures for prevention, mitigation and recovery. Risk Management
  9. 9. Integrated Risk management team
  10. 10. 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 e- books.
  11. 11. E-theses and copyright Models for copyright enforcement and management: Right holder centric model 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.
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  14. 14. Library as a place Encourage Digital learning environment Size of physical collection is no longer relevant; access to e- content 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
  15. 15. Concluding remarks The dominance of academic libraries in the realm of academic information has been eroded by digital technologies. Libraries are struggling for an identity in the era of disruptive change. Disruptive product or services enable users to get an important job done, otherwise impossible to do satisfactorily with current solutions.
  16. 16. Concluding remarks Academic libraries necessitate a change in service model. They have to focus on: Outreach - bring the library to the public; Creation of new knowledge products such as subject portals and subject specific websites to support teaching and learning; re-purposing of physical spaces and expansion of virtual spaces to support new pedagogies.
  17. 17. We achieve teamwork through Respecting one another as individuals; contributing, cooperating and communicating to meet library goals. If a qualified librarian is replaced with someone whos just an expert in technology, the institution is losing half of the role.