Kalpana Manatunga

Kalpana Manatunga
University of Colombo · Library

BSc. (Hons. In Plant Biotechnology), MISM (Colombo)

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Introduction
Kalpana Subhashani Manatunga currently works as a Senior Assistant Librarian at University of Colombo.

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Publications (12)
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Blended Learning (BL) is an emerging approach within the higher education sector in Sri Lanka. With the transformation, traditional work roles of LIS professionals are rechanging, and challenges may arise due to lack of ICT skills. Based on the above assumption, the study sought to investigate the ICT skills of LIS professionals for the adoption of...
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Information systems play a major part in the planning and development of library services. Geographic Information System (GIS) is one of the most important computer-based information technology tool for spatial planning, which is widely used for planning and managing databases. The GIS-based library system provides each book of the library with its...
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This paper discusses the research productivity of five state universities of Sri Lanka during 2015-2018, using scholarly output, citation impact and collaboration metrics of SciVal, and the contribution of the university libraries towards research excellence. Five multidisciplinary state universities; University of Colombo (UoC), Kelaniya (UoK), Pe...
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Breast cancer has been identified as the most prominent cancer type which affects women worldwide and there is a gradual increase of breast cancer incidences yearly in Sri Lanka. Late diagnosis of breast cancer at advanced stages results in less or no benefit from any form of treatment. Identifying breast cancer risk factors and early detection met...
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Epistemology from a psychological and educational aspect is how an individual develops conceptions of knowledge and utilize in developing and understanding of the world. Even though personal epistemology is typically held at an intangible state of students, these beliefs have influences on their study strategies, comprehension and are significant p...
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A Human Library is a concept that creates a discussion and understanding between people. It operates similar to a traditional library where users can search and read books on a range of disciplines. The difference between a traditional and a human library is that reading is a conversation between the reader and the book. The reader has the opportun...
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Access to select social media and the preferences of communication methods with the library: a gender-based analysis of new entrants Pradeepa Wijetunge and Kalpana Manatunge Main Library, University of Colombo. Offering Information Literacy (IL)* programs, in addition to the traditional library tour, to the new entrants to the university is becomin...
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The prior experiences in using the library resources, services and tools by the new entrants are not considered in planning the orientation programmes. A knowledge of the extent to which they have used the school library will be advantageous in providing a more context specific training in the university library. To fill this gap in knowledge the p...
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The purpose of this paper is to review an information literacy programme offered for undergraduates in a Faculty of Law in Sri Lanka. Constructive Alignment Theory of Biggs (2002) and the Empowering 8 ® Information Literacy Model were used to design the programme. Effectiveness of the programme was measured by comparing the pre and post test marks...
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The area of epistemological beliefs is important and recognised globally as a critical element in future educational planning. This element could not be ignored, if instructional design methodologies are proposed to keep pace with advancing society. Developing and understanding these beliefs, how they are formed and the level of influence will be o...

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