Institute of Health Management Research - SALIS -Delhi NCR

National Workshop
Building Digital Libraries Using GSDL and DSpace


Institute of health Management Research, Sanganer Airport, Jaipur

March 14-15, 2008

About the Workshop

The purpose of the Workshop is to provide overview of the two major international open source software-GSDL and Dspace and also to give practical training to the participants to build digital library collections.

The Workshop will facilitate interaction between experts and the participants in order to bridge the knowledge gaps and initiate capacity building activities. The deliberations of the experts - and subsequent discussions - during and after the workshop will help develop a road map for the digitization of libraries.


Overview of the Metadata Standards

Overview of the open Archives Initiatives

A first hand knowledge of the GSDL and Dspace

Training in Building digital Library Collection

Training to Build Institutional Repositories/ Archives

Greenstone Digital Library Software (GSDL)

GSDL is open source software used for building and distributing digital library collection. The aim of the Greenstone software is to empower users, particularly in universities, libraries, and other public service institutions, to build their own digital libraries. It provides a new way of organizing information and publishing it on the internet or on CD-Rom. GSDL is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library project at the University of Waikato and developed and distributed in corporation with UNESCO and the human Info NGO.


Dsapce is a digital library software used to capture store, index p[reserve and redistribute the digital library materials. Research institutions worldwide use the Dspace as an institutional repository, a learning object repository for records management and more. Dspace is freely available software and it can be customized to suit our needs. It is a joint project of the MIT (USA) libraries and HP Labs. The DSpace application can recognize and manage a large number of file format and mime types.


Digital Library

Digitization and OCR

Metadata Standards

Dublin Core

Overview of Open Access Archives and OAI-PMH

Institutional Repositories/Archives





Hands on Practice

Impact of the Workshop

Knowledge Managers and the Information Scientists of the various participating institutes shall be in a position to re-organize and modernize their library after the workshop since each one of them shall be acquainted with the latest techniques. They shall also be in a position to interact with the experts later, having developed a personal reputation during the workshop. This process will directly help our academic system and the faculty members, students and scholars. This workshop will be organized under the guidance of eminent professionals. The workshop will enhance the intellectual output of the participating organizations.

Target Participants

Approximately 50 selected Library and Information Science Professionals, Academicians, IT Professionals, Research Scholars, and Students are likely to attend the workshop.

Registration Fee:

Rs. 500.00 from each participant. However, 20% concession will be given to more than one participant from the same organization.

Registration fee will include Bag, Resource Materials, Software's CDs, a notepad, pen and Hands on Practice, High Tea, Lunch, Participation Certificate and Group Photos.


Accommodation will be arranged on payment and first come first serve basis in the institute campus.

( Rs. 1000 per participant for 2 days )

About IHMR

IHMR, is a premier research and training institute in the sphere of health, hospital and population management. It is the only institution in South Asia specializing in theses areas. It is a WHO Collaborating Center for District Health Systems and also has collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University, USA, the New Jersey Institute of technology, USA and BITS Pilani. Theses tie Ups have added value and provided international exposure to our programmes and activities, which are aimed at improving standards of health through better management. The institute has been identified as a "Institute of Excellence" by the Ministry of health and family Welfare, Government of India. The Institute has also been placed "A" category in the survey of Best B-Schools in India and ranked no. 1 among the sectoral management Institutes in India.


SALIS is a registered professional body, actively involved in the development of all spheres of library and information science by organizing various programmes such as seminars, lectures, training programme on emerging topics. It has chapters in many places to provide services in the respective regions regularly. SALIS has instituted many awards to honor LIS Professionals in the country. One of the objectives of the SALIS is to train the library and information professionals to handle the latest IT tools and techniques more effectively and efficiently in order to provide quality-based services.

For more details please contact:

Lata Suresh
Organising Secretary, Workshop
Institute of Health Management Research
1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Sanganer Airport
Jaipur 302033, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
Tel : 91-0141-2791431-34
Fax: 91-0141-2792138
Email :
Mobile :+91 94139 93396