[LIS-Forum] Workshop on DSpace & KOHA at GIPE, Pune from 9th August to 13th August 2010

Sunita Barve sunitab at ncra.tifr.res.in
Tue Jul 6 14:30:02 IST 2010

Workshop on “Creating Digital Libraries using DSpace and Library Automation
using KOHA Open Source Software”

09th - 13th August 2010

Organised by
Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), Pune

Venue: GIPE, Pune

Many organizations are now trying to set up open access digital repositories
using open source software. There are couple of open source software
available for developing digital libraries. DSpace (http://www.dspace.org/)
is one of the most popular software developed jointly by MIT Libraries and
HP labs. DSpace helps to create, index and retrieve various forms of digital

It is also observed that some of the Indian libraries are willing to
automate the library operations but due to fund crunches not able to do so.
Koha can be the solution for such libraries. Koha is the first open-source
Integrated Library System. Koha includes modules for circulation,
cataloging, acquisitions, serials, patron management, branch relationships,
and many more features. Koha is built using international library standards
and protocols that ensure interoperability between Koha and other systems
and technologies, while supporting existing work-flows and tools.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide training to library professionals
by providing adequate practical knowledge which will enable them to initiate
digital library projects and automate the libraries on their own by using
open source software. The focus will be given on DSpace and Koha open source
software which are freely available on Internet and can be customized
according to end user's requirements.


 *  DSpace can be used to build institutional or discipline-based
 *  Submission facility allows scientists and researchers to upload digital
    documents from anywhere in the world
 *  Workflow feature allows moderation/review of the submitted documents
 *  Assigns persistent identifiers to each digital object in the repository
 *  Conforms to the standards like Dublin Core and OAI-PMH v.2.0
 *  Security can be built at various levels to effect restricted access
 *  Asian and other world language based digital libraries can be built as
    it conforms to the UNICODE standard
 *  A fully featured modern integrated library system (ILS) Web Based
 *  Copy cataloging and z39.50
 *  MARC21 and UNIMARC for professional catalogers
 *  RSS feed of new acquisitions
 *  E-mail and/or text patron's overdues and other notices
 *  Print your own Barcodes
 *  Multilingual Support
 *  Acquisitions, Circulation, Serial Control & Web OPAC

Topics to be covered in the Workshop

 *  Digital Libraries: Overview
 *  Overview of DSpace
 *  DSpace Users: Anonymous, Members & Authors
 *  DSpace Administration
 *  Dublin Core
 *  Persistent Identifiers
 *  DSpace Customization
 *  Lucene Search Engine
 *  Unicode and Indian Languages
 *  KOHA Introduction & Features Overview
 *  KOHA System Administration
 *  Demonstration of all modules of KOHA
 *  (Acquisitions, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serial Control & OPAC)
 *  KOHA OPAC customization
 *  MARC 21 Introduction
 *  KOHA MARC records import
 *  KOHA backup/restore
 *  KOHA upgrade
 *  Zebra Search Configuration

This workshop is exclusively designed to provide hands-on-experience to the
Librarians and Information professionals in developing a digital library
using DSpace software and library automation using KOHA. The workshop
comprises of lectures, demonstration and hands on training using these
software in detail. Computer lab facilities are made available for the
participants for extended hours.

Resource Persons
 *  Dr. ARD Prasad, DRTC, ISI, Bangalore
 *  Dr. Sunita Barve, NCRA, Pune
 *  Mr. Kaustubha Kale, Anant Corporation, Thane
 *  Dr. Nanaji Shewale, GIPE, Pune

Target Participants

Library and information Science professionals with working knowledge of
Information Technology. Number of participants is limited to 25 only. The
participants will be selected on first come first served basis.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee Rs.5000/- to be paid by Demand Draft drawn on any
nationalized bank in favor of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics
payable at Pune and must reach the workshop coordinator before 23rd July

The Registration Fee includes

Workshop Kit on CD-ROM
Working Breakfast, Tea, Lunch & Dinner
Free Guest House accommodation at GIPE Guest House

Last Date for Registration: 23rd July 2010

Workshop Committee

Dr. Nanaji Shewale, Librarian
Dr. P. N. Rath, Deputy Librarian
Mr. M. Murali Krishna, Assistant Librarian
Mr. Vilas Jadhav, Documentation Officer

Technical Support

Mr. Pramod Joshi, Information Scientist

Please mail the filled in Registration Form attached herewith before 23rd
July 2010 to

Dr Nanaji Shewale
DSpace and Koha Workshop Coordinator
Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE)
BMCC Road, Pune 411004, INDIA
Email: gipelibrary at gmail.com
Website: http://www.gipe.ac.in
Phone: 91-20-25679940 (Direct)
91-20-25654288, 25650287 - Ext. 401Registration Form

Participants Name:

Name and Address of the Organization:


Telephone:      Office:


Do you require accommodation during the workshop? Yes/No

Demand Draft Number:

Name of the Bank:




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