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Paper: Multimedia Applications and Development: Essential Competencies for Librarians
Volume: 433, Library and Information Services in Astronomy VI: 21st Century Astronomy Librarianship, From New Ideas to Action
Page: 145
Authors: Nagarkar, S.
Abstract: The Department of Library and Information Science, University of Pune, Maharashtra, India, has designed a special elective course entitled “Multimedia Applications and Development” in its two-year integrated Masters Degree program of Library and Information Science. During the course, various open source tools for creating multimedia content were taught. This paper discusses eight different information products which were created by students of the department from 2007–2009. Each project was designed for special users with their specific needs. Students gained much confidence in handling various media. They got an opportunity to interact with experts in the fields of communication and mass media. Library Science professionals can take advantage of open source multimedia tools as well to create or repackage content according to users’ needs. The paper concludes with feedback about the course from students and teachers.
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