November 26 - December 1, 2007



The programme would be of interest to librarians, information professionals, IT faculty and software professionals belonging to the Academia, Government and NGOs in India


The objective of the Workshop is to conduct a 6-day high-end training programme on Digital Libraries on the Open Source Software 'Greenstone' at IIM Kozhikode. Greenstone is a top of the line and internationally renowned Open Source Software system for developing digital libraries, promoted by the New Zealand Digital Library project research group at the University of Waikato. Greenstone is now promoted worldwide, especially among developing countries, by the UNESCO. IIMK hosts the Greenstone Support for South Asia region.


The Workshop shall facilitate the participants in creating state-of-art digital libraries using the Greenstone Open Source DL software, which include software installation, configuration, customization, digitization and other related workflow operations, content development and management, designing and creating standard metadata sets to describe digital objects and encoding it in standard markup formats


The workshop will be conducted at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) which is equipped with world-class lecture rooms and computing laboratories with high speed Internet link. Each participant will be provided a PC supplemented with LCD projected demos. The pedagogy will be a mix of Lectures, Discussions, Case studies and Hands -on Sessions. Each participant shall also be provided with a CD-ROM comprising of the Greenstone Software, faculty presentations, and other related software packages. Extensive hands-on labs will be a hall mark of this programme.


Nomination forms duly endorsed by the Head of the Institution along with DD should reach the FDP Office latest by 12th November, 2007. The acceptance will be communicated by 15th November, 2007 by e-mail. DD will be returned to those who are not selected for the programme.


For Participants from AICTE approved institutions : Rs. 4,000.00

From Industry/Non-AICTE approved institutions : Rs. 8,000.00


COORDINATOR: Dr. M.G. Sreekumar