Sunday, May 31, 2009

Free training progarmme for Librarians

Applications of ICTs in Libraries
One Week Training Programme for Library Professionals/ Research Scholars in Universities/Colleges in Kerala
On 2009 June 15-20 at CIRM Lab, CUSAT
Organized by
The Centre for Adult Continuing Education and
Extension (CACEE)

Objectives of the Training Programme
• To impart education and training to Library professionals on the latest
developments in ICTs
• To teach skills that help them apply the ICTs to library services
• To find out the emerging technologies for delivering quality and value
added library services
• To offer an opportunity to put forth innovative ideas and insights that
help the professionals improve access to knowledge resources in
• To promote closer cooperation and development among the information
• To create awareness about open source movement and teach how open
source software can be applied to libraries
• To facilitate interaction with experts in the filed for continuing education
and updating of knowledge of the library professionals
1. Impact of ICTs on Libraries
• Meaning of ICT and the recent trends
• Changing Patterns of knowledge communication
• E-Journals, E-Books, E-Library
• Managing E-revolution in Libraries
.Emerging Technologies: Issues and Challenges:
• Digital Resources
• Digital Collection Development/ Digital Libraries
• Digital Preservation/ Digital Archives / Digital reference
• Storage Devices
• PREMIS/OAIS Reference Model
3. Web Designing
• Library Web design
• Content Management
• Web Hosting using LAMP
• Web Based Library Service

4. Web Content Management
• Content Management Software
• Tools for web content creation and Management like Drupal, Joomla
• Enterprise 2.0 Technologies and Social Computing
5. Web2.0 and Its Implications in Libraries
• LIB 2.0
• Social Networks, Twitter, WebBlogs, Wikis, Ajax-CSS-Mash-Ups
• Podcasting
• Facebook
• RSS Feeds
• Semantic Web
6. Open Source Software for Libraries
• Linux for Librarians
• Software for Library Automation- KOHA, EVERGREEN, New Genlib
• Software for Digital Library/ Repository- DSpace, E-prints, Greenstone
7.Open Access Initiatives (OAI)
• Open Publishing
• Open Access Journals
• Self Archiving
• OAI protocols and standards
8. E-Learning
• Learning Management Systems
• Virtual learning Environment
• E-Learning- Tools and Techniques
• Web Based online Courses
9. Security Systems and Implementation
• Smart Card- Biometrics
• Wireless Networks

10. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Copy Right
• Information Ethics
• ICT Ethics
11. Knowledge Management (KM)
• KM Initiatives Practices and Strategies
12. Knowledge in Programming Skills
• Scripting languages HTML, JAVA, XML
• Databases
• Knowledge in LAMP Stack
Resource Persons include
1. Dr. Harish Chandra, Librarian, IIT Madras
2. Prof. V.P.N. Nampoori, Head, International School of Photonics,
3. Prof. Ramesh Babu, Dept. of LIS, University of Madras
4. G.Santhosh Kumar, Faculty, Computer Science ,CUSAT
5. Vimal Kumar, Asian Business School, Technopark, Tvm
Established in 2006,The Centre for Adult Continuing Education and
Extension(CACEE) of Cochin University of Science and Technology works with
a mission to develop Continuing Education Programme using Digital Learning
Techniques.The two main objectives of the programme are the introduction and
use of IT in teaching in campus to assist traditional teaching methods-tutorials,
seminars, lectures, labwork etc.The second is the use of IT for distance learning.
CACEE takes off from "Centres for E-learning" established in the year 2000 as
a part of CUSAT-Dutch Academic Programme to popularise E-Learning
techniques among the staff and students of CUSAT.The CACEE has many
advantages when compared to conventional teaching departments. It focusses on
the provision of continuing education for the changing world.
CAEE Website:

CACEE Contact Persons
1. Dr. V.P.N Nampoori
International School of Photonics
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Cochin - 682 022 Kerala, India
Phone (office): +91-484-2575848
(Residence): +91-484-2576263 Fax:+91-484-2576714
2. Dr. Jagathy Raj V. P.
School of Management Studies
Cochin University of Science & Technology Cochin
Email Address:
Phone Number:98472 20016 (M), 257, 529 (intercom)
Programme Co-ordinator
Surendran Cherukodan
Jr.Librarian, School of Engineering
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Mob: 09447579411
Number of Participants : 20
Registration Fee : Nil
Accommodation shall be provided at Adhithi Bhavan, CUSAT
Participants may send their registration form to the programme co-ordinator
via email with one page write up on “Why do I need to attend the training
programme” .