03.09.2009 -

International Workshop on Greenstone Digital Library Software to be organized in Kerala

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK), in technical collaboration with Greenstone Support for South Asia, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and UNESCO New Delhi office, is organizing an International Workshop on Greenstone Digital Library Software. This workshop will be held at IIMK Campus in Kozhikode, Kerala, India during 23 to 28 November 2009.

The objective of the Workshop is to propose a six-day long high-end training programme on digital libraries on the open source software 'Greenstone'. Conducted as a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) where participants are expected to develop professional capacity in their respective countries, the Workshop shall facilitate the participants in creating state-of-the-art digital libraries using the Greenstone open source software, which include software installation, configuration, customization, digitization and other related workflow operations, content development and management, designing and creating standard metadata sets to describe digital objects and encoding it in standard mark-up formats. A special session will concern localization of Greenstone user's interface in South Asian languages.

 

The workshop will be held at the IIMK which is equipped with world-class lecture rooms and computing laboratories with high speed Internet link. Each participant will be provided a PC supplemented with LCD projected demos. The pedagogy will be a mix of lectures, discussions, case studies and hands-on exercises. Each participant will receive a CD-ROM comprising of the latest version of Greenstone Software, other related software packages and faculty presentations. Extensive hands-on labs will be a hall mark of this programme.

 

Registration is open for interested professionals from India and other countries on first-come-first-served basis. <a href="http://greenstonesupport.iimk.ac.in/Green%20Stone%20Digital%20Library%20Envp%20&%20Reg%20Form%2018%20Aug%2009.pdf">Nomination Forms</a> duly filled in, along with the Course Fee, should reach the FDP Office at IIMK latest by 12 November 2009.




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