Three Days National Workshop on Institutional Repositories (Under UGC-DRS-SAP) conducted during 27-29th February 2008, organised by the Department of Information Science, University of Madras, Chennai.
Prof. B. Ramesh Babu served as Workshop Coordinator. Dr. John B Rose, Information Scientist, UNESCO Expert, Parris, France spoke on GSDL and Digital Libraries. Dr. M. Krishnamurthy, Mysore University Librarian, served as the principal resource person on DSpace. Dr Ramesha, Bangalore University and Dr S. Gopalakrishnan of Anna University served as Resource persons spoke on Institutional repositories and metadata. Prof. A. Amudhavalli is the SAP- Coordinator and Prof. B. Ramesh Babu is the Co-Coordinator of SAP. About 25 participants from the southern states have been participated.
The workshop discussed the following aspects:
v an overview of Institutional Repositories (IR);
v the process, hardware and software, and copyright issues involved in the development of IRs;
v the use of DSpace software in the development of IRs; and
v e hands-on experience in the development of IRs using DSpace
Facets of the Workshop
v Institutional Repositories
v Infrastructure for IR
v Metadata and Standards
All the participants were given the course materials on DSpace and elated software both in print and CD form.
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