Challenges and Prospects of Library Information Management
The programme in “Challenges and Prospects of Library and Information Management” offers delegates the knowledge and tools needed to design, construct and maintain a modern digital library, regardless of the size, audience or purpose.
It is the perfect resource for individuals, agencies, and institutions wishing to put these powerful tools to work in their growing information management sector.
It reflects new developments in the field as well as in the Digital Library open source software. Key aspects of the programme include issues as the user groups, user support, collaborative browsing, user contributions, etc; there is also issues on content based queries, map-based queries, crossmedia queries, etc; and there is an emphasis placed on multimedia, including digitizing, internationalisation and the major media types.
The software tools are comprehensively discussed to reflect the new developments in Greenstone Digital Library Software, an internationally popular open-source software tool with a comprehensive graphical facility for creating and maintaining digital libraries.
In addition, practical demonstrations involving digital library collections are included to demonstrate particular points raised in the programme. A basic knowledge of computer applications will be an advantage to delegates.
- Background knowledge of the history of libraries, both traditional and digital and their impact on present practices and future directions will be developed, especially the changing world of digital libraries and the people involved.
- An in-depth coverage of today’s practical standards used to represent and store in-formation digitally in all settings will be attained.
- A sound understanding of the transition from people to presentation in digital libraries, including user interfaces, presenting textual and multimedia documents.
- Ability to discuss and utilise metadata elements of organisation, including metadata for multimedia, compound objects, metadata quality, etc.
- Development of a sound conceptual knowledge of digital library software; including building allocations and design patterns for advanced user interfaces.
- Gain an understanding of the practical aspects of a sound digital research projects and able to reconcile research and production values in a specialist library organisations, with special focus on aviation.
Who should attend
The programme is ideal for board members of public sector organisations, including directors and general managers in the information technology and library sectors, including other senior and middle management personnel in the aviation and air transportation industry. It especially benefits national or regional organisation improvement in information and library management.