TAMIL NADU

For the benefit of IT professionals

A three-day programme on `Digital Libraries' will be organised on the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) campus from July 14.

The programme is targeted at information science and IT professionals. The programme will impart knowledge and skills (conceptual as well as technical components) that the information science and IT professionals need to equip themselves to face the complex yet challenging digital library technologies.

Sessions

Experts from the fields of information science and information technology will handle the sessions. Special training and hands-on practice sessions on popular open source digital library software such as `Greenstone' (developed by the University of Waikato, New Zealand), `Eprints' (developed by Southampton University, the U.K.) and `DSpace' (developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the U.S.) are the special features of this programme.

The participants will be taking back `Greenstone' software on CD issued by the University of Waikato, New Zealand and will be setting up Greenstone-based digital library in their respective institutions. The Waikato University is also supporting the workshop in conducting hands-on session.

Participants

Padma Vibushan awardee and professor of IT at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Prof. V.Rajaraman, will inaugurate the programme on July 14 morning. The programme CD will be released by Prof. Krishna Kumar, director, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

J.S. BABLU

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