Transforming pedagogy through audio visual aid: An Accomplishment at the Aga Khan University, Karachi

Ajmal Rizvi, Ashraf Sharif

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In the developing world, the Aga Khan University (AKU) is the only university which has the presence in eight countries. Besides having a network of eleven libraries, it has audio visual and learning resource centres (AV-LRCs) in each campus as a part of AKU libraries' network. Equipped with modern facilities like a shooting studio, large format printing plotters, and other facilities, the A V -LRC in AKU Karachi serves the community with the aim to provide high quality audio-visual support to the faculty, students and staff in their research, teaching and co-curricular events. Digital design, photography, video production, audio visual library, learning resource centre and equipment borrowing are some of the services and functions of this department. Digital photography, large-size researcher poster design and printing, video recording and editing, researcher poster carrier and equipment borrowing have been the top five services in the last five years. The objective of this paper is to introduce this unique service being provided to support research and teaching at AKU, so that other libraries can get the benefit of our experience and can setup similar, or even better, facilities in their respective institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019


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