Digital Libraries using Open Source Software
9th to 11th April
Indian Institute of Technology
Brochure and Registration Form
The Central Library IIT Roorkee will conduct a
three day workshop for Library professionals on Building Digital
Libraries using Open Source Software. The workshop is aimed to train
professionals in building digital libraries out of their own
resources. The software will provide detailed knowledge about two
most widely used Open Source Digital Library Software i.e.
Greenstone Digital Library GSDL) and DSpace. There will be extensive
hands on practice and half day will be devoted to project on
developing prototype digital libraries.
The following topics will be discussed
Digital Library - Introduction and world
E-resources and their management;
Converting print to digital - tools and process;
Different file formats, Optical Character
GSDL download , configuration and installation;
Collection building with GLI (GreenStone
Librarian Interface), designing and creating standard metadata
Customization using GLI;
Customization using macro files and style-sheets;
Home page customization;
Collection specific customization;
DSpace download and installation and
Participants will be provided CD-ROMs containing
GSDL and DSpace Software and other workshop material for further use
in their respective organizations.
Indian Institute of
Technology, Roorkee is the oldest engineering educational
institution in the country. It was established in 1847 as College of
Civil Engineering Roorkee which was renamed as Thomason College of
Civil Engineering in the memory of James Thomason (then Lt. Governor
of North West Provinces) in 1854. Thomason College was converted
into University of Roorkee after independence in 1947 which now have
been converted into Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 2001
by the Central Government recognizing its national importance.
Central Library of the Institute is one
of the best and oldest academic library in the country. It was
established in 1848 as the College Library. Later on it was reamed
as Central Library. The Library contains more than 3.20 lacs
documents in every form of media. It subscribe to more than 8000
journals in e-form and about 1000 titles in print. About 6000 books
are added to its collection annually.
The Central Library has recently moved into its
state of art building which has been specially designed keeping
modern ICT facilities in view. The building has more than 150 I/Os
to connect computers while for laptop are provided WI-FI
connectivity on the philosophy of Wired desktops wireless laptops.
72 computers are provided to the readers to access various digital
resources. The Library maintains six servers, and more 100 desktops,
one Minolta PS7000 book scanner, several HP scanners and printers. A
training room with latest gadgets has been developed specially for
the purpose of continuing education of the professionals. All these
facilities make Central Library IIT Roorkee an excellent place to
conduct such programmes.
Roorkee is situated
at the foot of Himalayas, has picturesque landscape blessed with
holy Ganga canal; and is the gateway to world famous pilgrimage and
tourist places of Hardwar, Rishikesh, Valley of flowers, Badrinath,
Kedarnath, Dehradun and Mussoorie. It has a population of over
1,00,000 and is at a distance of about 180 Km from Delhi. It is
directly connected through railways to Delhi, Bombay, Lucknow,
Calcutta, and Amritsar. Regular bus and taxi service is available
from Inter State Bus Terminal at Delhi and takes about 5 hours from
Delhi to Roorkee. The weather in April is very comfortable however
sometimes light woolens may be required woolens are required.
Participants are advised to come prepared accordingly.
Lodging, Boarding and Travel
arrangement for lodging and boarding of participants will be made in
Institute's guest houses free of charge during 8th April to 11th
April 2008. The participants desirous of staying in hotels will have
to make their own arrangement. Travel expenses will be born by
There is no registration fee for the workshop.
Participation will strictly be by invitation only from the INDEST
members and other sponsoring organizations.
further details please contact:
Indian Institute of
Roorkee - 247 667 (Uttaranchal)
277587 Mobile: 09412158901
FAX: : 01332-277587,
Mrs. Sushma Gupta
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee - 247
FAX: : 01332-277587, 273560
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