DELNET (Developing Library Network) New Delhi in collaboration with Amrita School of Engineering jointly oganised Three Days Regional Workshop on KOHA a Integrated Library Management Open Source Software during May 18-20, 2009. The Workshop was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Principal In-Charge, Prof. Rakesh S.G. , Dept of Mechanical Engineering , Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore in presence of the Chief Guest, Dr. S. Venkadesan, Chief Librarian, Indian Institute of Science , Bangalore, Ms. Sangeeta Kaul , Network Manager, DELNET, New Delhi and Dr. K.V.V. Murthy, Chairman Library Advisory Committee , Dr. S Safapuri, DELENT Representative, Bangalore Unit, and Mr. K K Suresh, Librarian , Amrita School of Engineering at E-Learning Hall of Amrita School of Engineering by lighting the inaugural lamp .
Ms Sangeeta Kaul welcomed all the dignitaries and participants Prof. Rakesh S.G. delivered the inaugural address and wish the workshop a grand success. S.G. Dr. S. Venkadesan , Chief Librarian, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore delivered the key note address on Digital Library .Dr. K.V. V. Murthy highlighted the role of library in ancient time and compared it with modern age.
Sri K. K. Suresh proposed the vote of thanks to all the dignitaries and the participants at the end of the inaugural session.
After the inauguration, Technical Session of the Workshop was started with the Brief Introduction of all the participants then Ms Sangeeta Kaul , Network Manager , DELNET, New Delhi delivered an exhaustive lecture on MARC 21 for Data Capturing. After that in various technical session different aspects of KOHA has been highlighted along with hands on practice on KOHA by the participants.
Altogether 16 participants from the different parts of India viz., Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala , Tamil Nadu, , Maharastra, have attended the workshop.
The Valedictory Session was held on May 20, 2009 and Certificates were distributed to all the participants by the Principal In-Charge, Prof. Rakesh S.G. During the Valedictory session, from the participants side Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Asst Librarian, Assam University, Silchar, Assam has shared his experience with all the participants, organisers and the dignitaries present in the valedictory session. Sri Bathri Narayanan A L, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapaetham, Coimbatore also shared his experience with the participants. Dr. Safapuri also addressed to the participants and highlighted his experience with DELNET Bangalore unit. Ms Sangeeta Kaul , Network Manager DELNET express her gratitude to the Amrita School of Engineering authorities for successfully organisng the event. With vote of thanks by Sri K. K. Suresh, the Valedictory Session came to an end. In evening most of the participants left for their destination with sweet memories with them.
Reported by : Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Asst Librarian , Assam University, Silchar-788 011
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