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  • Muhammad Rafiq
    Dear Professionals, I think this type of action will be the right in direction in Pakistan to promote latest trends and explore new opportunities in
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 31, 2005
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      Dear Professionals,

       

      I think this type of action will be the right in direction in Pakistan to promote latest trends and explore new opportunities in Information Management. Information management and dissemination is most critical avenue to work to achieve the vision of HEC to transform the Pakistan’s economy to a knowledge-based economy.

       

      Pakistani Librarianship is working on the 1970s concepts, e.g. automation of bibliographic records. We are still looking for automation solutions, Models for resource sharing, and waiting to initiate to develop consortia of related libraries and information units, while Knowledge Management implementation is hard to strive, currently.

       

      I believe, IT applications like Knowledge Management Systems, Institutional Repositories, Virtual Reference Services, and Digitization Projects should be initiated to promote the LIS profession in Pakistan. This type of action will transform the communities' concept about LIS profession and practices. These emerging trends can be adopted by working collaboratively only, on regional as well as national level. The first important point is TO JOIN HANDS TO BE COLLABORATIVE NOT ONLY COOPERATIVE.

       

      The universities/ colleges/ libraries/ information units with common characteristics may join hands to make consortiums, networks, and resource sharing arrangements.

       

      I INVITE YOU ALL DEAR FELLOWS, PROFESSIONALS, COLLEGUES AND RESPECTABLES to share your ideas about joining hands to develop consortia of related libraries.

      Please share your ideas about following questions:

       

      Is there any need to join hands?

      Collaborative vs Cooperative?

      Who is interested to join hands?

      Which library is ready to work on development of consortia of related libraries?

      Which type of library you are looking for to make resource sharing/ consortia/ network arrangements?

       

      I hope through discussions we will be able to find a good solution and proceed in right direction.


      Muhammad Rafiq
      Librarian,
      National Textile University,
      Sheikhpura Road, Faisalabad-37610 (Pakistan)
      Ph. +92-41-753743-4 Ext. 150 Cell. +92-300-7631863
      e-mail: rafiqlibrarian@...
      Moderator, "Pakistan Library Cooperation Group" available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/libcoop/
      IFLA/ OCLC Fellow
      Associate, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs


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    • Muhammad Rafiq
      Dear Professionals, Refer to MR. Bhojaraju s posting Enterprise knowledge management system (EKMS) soon on Pakistan Library Cooperaion Group
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 31, 2005
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        Dear Professionals,

         

        Refer to MR. Bhojaraju's posting "Enterprise knowledge management system (EKMS) soon" on Pakistan Library Cooperaion Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/libcoop) and on KM-Forum.

         

        I think this type of action will be the right in direction in Pakistan to promote latest trends and explore new opportunities in Information Management. Information management and dissemination is most critical avenue to work to achieve the vision of HEC to transform the Pakistan’s economy to a knowledge-based economy.

         

        Pakistani Librarianship is working on the 1970s concepts, e.g. automation of bibliographic records. We are still looking for automation solutions, Models for resource sharing, and waiting to initiate to develop consortia of related libraries and information units, while Knowledge Management implementation is hard to strive, currently.

         

        I believe, IT applications like Knowledge Management Systems, Institutional Repositories, Virtual Reference Services, and Digitization Projects should be initiated to promote the LIS profession in Pakistan. This type of action will transform the communities' concept about LIS profession and practices. These emerging trends can be adopted by working collaboratively only, on regional as well as national level. The first important point is TO JOIN HANDS TO BE COLLABORATIVE NOT ONLY COOPERATIVE.

         

        The universities/ colleges/ libraries/ information units with common characteristics may join hands to make consortiums, networks, and resource sharing arrangements.

         

        I INVITE YOU ALL DEAR FELLOWS, PROFESSIONALS, COLLEGUES AND RESPECTABLES to share your ideas about joining hands to develop consortia of related libraries.

        Please share your ideas about following questions:

         

        Is there any need to join hands?

        Collaborative vs Cooperative?

        Who is interested to join hands?

        Which library is ready to work on development of consortia of related libraries?

        Which type of library you are looking for to make resource sharing/ consortia/ network arrangements?

         

        I hope through discussions we will be able to find a good solution and proceed in right direction.


        Muhammad Rafiq
        Librarian,
        National Textile University,
        Sheikhpura Road, Faisalabad-37610 (Pakistan)
        Ph. +92-41-753743-4 Ext. 150 Cell. +92-300-7631863
        Moderator, Pakistan L:ibrary Cooperation Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/libcoop
        IFLA/ OCLC Early Career Development Fellow
        Associate of Mortenson Centre for International Library Programs

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