[Eurchap] DSIR-TERI announce four-day Workshop on Digital Libraries

Debal Chandra Kar dckar at teri.res.in
Wed Sep 20 04:04:47 EDT 2006

Workshop on Digital Libraries, New Delhi
31 October ? 3 November 2006

The Workshop on Digital Libraries is being organized by TERI with support 
from Technology Information Facilitation Programme of Department of 
Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. The aim of the 
Workshop is to equip participants with adequate practical knowledge so as 
to enable them to efficiently carry out digital library projects using 
open-source software. The workshop will be held at TERI, IHC Complex, 
Lodhi Road, New Delhi. For more details about the workshop, please visit 
the website http://www.teriin.org/events/dlworkshop 

Workshop Objectives:
* Familiarize participants with the concepts of digital library and 
institutional repository
* Facilitate understanding of digitization and practical knowledge on the 
digitization process
* Offer hands-on experience to develop digital libraries and use of 
open-source software such as DSpace and GSDL (Greenstone Digital Library)
* Help participants develop practical skills in the installation of open 
source software for creation and implementation of digital libraries

The workshop programme will include tutorial-type presentations, 
demonstrations, practical sessions, and will cover the following topics:
* Issues and challenges of developing digital libraries
* Role of institutional repositories in open access movement
* Understanding the digitization process: scanning, OCR (optical character 
recognition), and conversion
* DSpace: overview, installation, and administration
* GSDL: overview, installation, and administration
* Converting CDS/ISIS databases to GSDL
* Dublin Core metadata standards
* OAI?PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting)
The faculty will comprise of digital library experts from TERI and other 

The workshop is intended for library and information professionals, 
knowledge managers, information entrepreneurs, and e-content developers, 
who have an interest or are involved in setting up digital repositories in 
their organizations. To allow rich and useful interactions, the number of 
participants is being limited to 25. 

The registration fee is Rs 4000/ per participant. Additional registration 
from the same organization qualifies for 10% discount. 

Please note that registration closes on 25 October 2006.

Registration can be done online at http://www.teriin.org/events/dlworkshop
. Alternatively, please download registration form from workshop website 
and fax or mail it to: 

DL Workshop Secretariat
Library and Information Centre, TERI, Darbari Seth Block, IHC Complex, 
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
Fax: 91-11-24682144, 24682145
E-mail: DLWorkshop at teri.res.in 

About Library and Information Centre, TERI
The LIC (Library and Information Centre) at TERI maintains a pioneering 
research library?South Asia?s finest repository of readings on energy, 
environment, and sustainable development. The LIC has undertaken digital 
library initiatives and has developed a comprehensive electronic library 
that provides rich and structured content through online, remote, and 
continuous access to resources. It is a common gateway that provides free 
facility to browse and search various forms of digital publications. The 
Centre regularly organizes seminar, workshops, and conferences with an 
objective to create a forum for interaction among library and information 
professionals to keep abreast of the latest developments in the fields of 
information science and related IT applications.

DL Workshop Secretariat
Library and Information Centre
Darbari Seth Block, IHC Complex
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
Tel: 91-11-24682141, 24682100 or 41504900
Fax: 91-11-24682144, 24682145
E-mail: DLWorkshop at teri.res.in 
Web: www.teriin.org/events/dlworkshop 
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