[Ncsi-net] Awareness programme on Greenstone Digital Library Software (GSDL) (26th April 2003)

Suvarsha Walters suvarsha at ncsi.iisc.ernet.in
Tue Apr 22 18:09:22 IST 2003

Hello Ncsi-net members,

As announced earlier, NCSI-NET is conducting a one-day awareness programme
on GSDL. We are giving a 50% discount for the NCSI-NET members who
would be interested in attending the programme personally (ie. not
officially/sponsored by your organizaiton). That makes it Rs 250/- for
the NET members. Working lunch, coffee and workshop material on CD will be

So hurry and send your confirmation to the coordinator of the

Shivaram (shivaram at ncsi.iisc.ernet.in)
Lakshmi (lakshmivk at ncsi.iisc.ernet.in)

 with regards,

(NCSI-NET Coordinator)

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Subject: Awareness programme on Greenstone Digital Library Software (GSDL)
    (26th April 2003)

Dear All

Please find below details of a one-day in-depth workshop on Greenstone
Digital Library software, organized on 26th April 2003. We regret for the
short notice. Originally planned as a local programme, we decided to make it
open in response to requests from several professionals. We hope this effort
will be found useful.


NCSI-NET Alumni Association


NCSI-NET (The Alumni Association of NCSI, IISc) is pleased to announce

A one-day in-depth awareness programme on

The Greenstone Digital Library Software (GSDL)

26th Saturday 2003

Venue: National Centre for Science Information (NCSI), Indian Institute of
Science, Bangalore.

9.00 AM to 5.30 PM (Registration: 8.30 AM)

About GSDL:

The Greenstone Digital Library Software (GSDL) is rapidly emerging as a
leading software for developing and distributing digital library
collections.  Greenstone provides a new way of organizing information and
publishing it on the Internet or on CD-ROM. It is produced by the New
Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, and developed
and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO. It is
freely available, open-source software, issued under the terms of the GNU
General Public License. The aim of the software is to empower users,
particularly in universities, R&D libraries, and other public service
institutions, to build their own digital libraries.

About this workshop:

The workshop will cover the latest version of GSDL (2.39) and will include
extensive practical demonstrations of its various features, including the

- Overview of GSDL software
- Installation and configuration
- Collection building and configuration
- Search and retrieval
- Interface customization and multilingual support
- CD-ROM publishing and administration

At the end of the workshop you will be in a position to make informed use of
GSDL and develop your own digital library collections.


NCSI staff, having extensive practical experience with GSDL, will conduct
the training programme. NCSI has been an early adopter of GSDL in India and
has been involved in beta testing of the software and has already conducted
a successful national level workshop on this topic during 15.4.2002 to
20.4.2002. See for example:

- NISSAT-NCSI Workshop on Developing Digital Libraries using Open Source
Software (  and
- Demo Digital Library Collections Built at NCSI Using Greenstone Digital
Library Software (

Workshop fee:

Rs. 500/- (Rs. Five hundred only). This will include CD-ROM containing
latest version of GSDL (version 2.39) and e-version of the workshop
material, working lunch and coffee. Please note that outstation participants
have to make their own arrangements for accommodation.


The workshop is limited to 25 participants on a first-cum-first served
basis. Intimate your participation by e-mail, latest by 23rd April
(Wednesday).  This intimation will be taken as your confirmation to
participate.  Include the following details: Your name, designation,
official address, and contact details. You can pay the registration fee at
the time of registration on 26th April (Saturday). Please send participation
details to one of the following NCSI-NET coordinators:

Ms. K. Venkatalakshmi (lakshmivk at ncsi.iisc.ernet.in)

Mr. B.S. Shivaram (shivaram at ncsi.iisc.ernet.in)

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