National Workshop on Building & Managing Institutional Repositories

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National Workshop on Building & Managing Institutional Repositories
(28th June -2nd July)
Organiser Department of Library & Information Science, University of Kashmir Collaboration INFLIBNET (Ahmadabad)

Present day institutions, libraries and information centres are extensively using the Information technology for information
management. As part of storage and access of digital assets and information, these are developing digital libraries, e-repositories,
ETD repositories, LOR, Courseware Portals, and Gateways etc. Besides Open Source Software have gained rapid momentum world over due to economic and technical sustainability to develop and maintain these initiatives for wider dissemination and preservation of e-content. Dspace is most popular Open source software jointly developed by MIT Libraries and HP labs for digital asset management. It helps to create, index, retrieve various forms of digital content besides being adaptable to different community needs, Interoperable among various systems and adhering to international standards. Given the significance of the software the workshop is aimed to sensitize and encourage the LIS Professionals to build digital libraries and repositories. The thrust is to provide practical training to the participants in building digital library collections and deliberate over issues of allied areas.It will also facilitate interaction between experts and participants to bridge the knowledge gap and initiate capacity building activities. The deliberations of the experts during the workshop will help to develop a road map for the digitization and organisation of scholarly publications, theses and courseware etc in the country.

The workshop will offer a platform to all stakeholders to enable them to discuss and debate the current and emerging technologies for providing better and effective services. The major objectives are:
1.Provide an overview of the open Source   Software and allied areas.
2.To train in installation, Customisation and upgradation of Digital repositories.
3.Build Institutional and subject   Repositories in different institutions using Dspace encompassing different digital assets.

 The pedagogy will rely mainly on:
1       Lectures
2       Demonstration
3      Hands on Practice

 Resource Persons/experts will be drawn from INFLIBNET, NISCAIR, Directorate of IT&SS, Department of Computer Sciences and  Department of Library & Information Science University of Kashmir.

The programme is open to Scholars, researchers, librarians, information managers, information scientists, museum managers and archive
institutions etc having basic knowledge of computers and aptitude for open source software and Digital Libraries. The Participants are limited to 40.

Department of Library & Information Science
University of Kashmir, Hazratbal Srinagar 190006.
The department has two computer labs with 40 computer systems with high speed internet access and state of art technology. Besides the department has developed Digital Repository (KNoor) which is accessible at  for uploading e-contents of three premier institutes of J & K using Dspace.

(28th June – 2nd July, 2010)

REGISTRATION:  Participants can apply on the enclosed Proforma along with Registration fee of Rs 2500.00 in the form of Cheque/draft drawn in favour of Head, Department of Library & Information Science, University of Kashmir.

For further query/information feel free to contact

Coordinator: Nadim Akhtar Khan
       Cell: 09796715909

(Prof S M Shafi)
Head & Director Workshop

                     Registration Form

National Workshop on Building and Managing Institutional Repositories
June 28 – July 2nd, 2010






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Registration  Fee: Rs. 2500/= enclosed  herein vide cheque / Draft No.
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drawn in favour of Head, Department of Library & Information Science,
University of Kashmir.
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Mail to: Head, Department of Library & Information Science,University
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