“What I liked best was the instructor's ability to give alternate ways of doing a task, clear expertise, and willingness to help.”
“The most helpful thing about the workshop for me was the presenter's style – open, approachable, positive, and supportive."
"Overall, the participants found the workshop well-structured, comprehensive & rich in Content".
"Awesome Workshop! I love the hands on activities!! These were all great idea that will definitely help afterwards while working! Thanks!"
The open and free access to information and knowledge is the key driving force of any economy and an important element in building the knowledge society. Open source software play a predominant role in creating an open access environment. With the rapid development of technological advances in recent times specially in the field of IT application in libraries in delivering information support services to the users, open source software such as Koha, Newgenlib, Evergreen, Greenstone, DSpace, Fedora, Eprint, VuFind, SubjectsPlus, Drupal and Joomla have been developed by the researchers to render library services effectively. The main theme of the workshop is to provide theoretical foundation as well as hands-on training to the library and information professionals working in India and abroad. The workshop intends to cover the essential concepts and technologies for smooth functioning and building a Smart Library. A true hands-on training will be imparted to all the participants enabling them for installation and running some of the essential open source software in their libraries.