Tag: Library automation

Prarthana Borthakur, DBC Librarian, joins for the 5 Day Training Program on Automation of Library at DU

30 April:  A Five Day Training Programme on Automation of Libraries is being held in Dibrugarh University from 25th-29th of April organised by INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar Gujarat in Collaboration with Dibrugarh University. Ms. Prarthana Borthakur, Librarian, Don Bosco College, Golaghat, was selected to participate in the training program. Inaugural Sessions was presided over by Deputy Librarian of Dibrugarh University, Dr.Utpal Das.  During the Inaugural Session, Dr.Alak Kumar Buragohain,VC, Dibrugarh University,  Dr.Rupam Saikia, CDC Director, Dr. Maya Avasia, Librarian, Asiatic Society Mumbai, Prof.Prabuddha Ganguly, Visiting Professor, IIT Kharagpur and Raja V. Scientists B.,INFLIBNET Centre were felicitated.

In total, there were 39 participants, Librarians and Assistant Librarians from different Colleges of Assam. The training programme aimed at providing hands-on training to College librarians on how to automate different functions and services of libraries. Both theory and practical sessions were being taken by library professionals and Professors from reputed Institutes all over India were present. Technical sessions were mainly based on operation of soul software; practical knowledge is given on different modules of the software. Theory sessions were mainly on: copyright aspect in digitisation of print resources, setting up of LAN Network, Website Design of Libraries, and Detection of plagiarism using URKUND.

At the End of the Training programme, participants were given to fill feedback forms asking them to express their further expectations from such training programme in future  which is followed by valedictory sessions where participants were given chance to share their experience during the five day training programme, Group photos were taken and finally certificates of participation were distributed.

Librarian participates in the Workshop on Open Source Software (OSS) for Library Automation

Jan 27 : A  three Day Workshop on Open Source Software For Library Automation was held at Assam Don Bosco University, Azara Campus from 23rd-25th  of Jan,2017 organised by Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore in Collaboration with Assam Don Bosco University. Technical sessions were taken by resource person coming from ISI, Bangalore and NCL, Pune where participants were taught how to better service to library users by the use of KOHA software for library management.

The workshop basically highlighted at the application of Koha Software in libraries and provided hands on training to participants from Library and information Science field of NE states of India.

The Workshop aimed at:

  • Preparing Library Professionals to work in a digital environment by giving thorough training, tutorial and hands on practice on open source software.
  • To update professionals on Content Management.

Asst. Librarian to participate in the 3 day workshop for Library Automation at Don Bosco University

Jan 20 : Ms. Prarthana Borthakur, Asst. Librarian is selected to participate in the 3 day workshop on Open Source software for Library Automation to be held at Azara Campus, Don Bosco University from 22-25 January 2017.

The purpose of the three-day workshop is to impart practical knowledge to participants on the use of open source tools in libraries. The open source software ‘Koha’ that deals with library management will be introduced and taught with hands-on practice. The workshop will also include lectures by experts to widen the knowledge in related topics of digital libraries and tools to build and manage digital collections. The workshop will look at strengthening libraries in North East India through capacity building in cutting edge areas of library automation and digital collection management.