Workshop on ‘Integrated Library System: Koha’ and ‘Greenstone Digital Library Software’ at East West University
Automation and digitization are the two valuable and inter-related key elements for establishing a multifaceted modern library system & services for serving the intellectual community with latest information in an efficient manner. Based upon this concept East West University Library conducted a 6 (six) day long workshop on ‘Integrated Library System: Koha’ and ‘Greenstone Digital Library Software’, which started with the inaugural ceremony on 19 May, 2011 at the Computer Lab of East West University, 43 Mohakhali C/A, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.
The inaugural session was addressed by Professor Dr. Rafiqul Huda Chowdhury,Member Board of Trustees, East West University. Mr. Md. Samdad Tanveer, System Manager and Ms. Dilara Begum, Librarian & Head of the Library, East West University were present on the inaugural session. Mr. Nitesh Rijal, CEO, Nepzila Solutions Private, Ltd Kathmandu, Nepal, was the Resource Person. In total, 24 participants from leading public and private universities including Dhaka University, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi University, Independent University Bangladesh, Islamic University of Technology and other national & International institutions take hands on training on managing and administering of these two softwares.
The closing session of this six day long workshop was held on 24 May, 2011 with the certificate giving ceremony. It was addressed by Professor Dr. Muniruddin Ahmed,Vice Chancellor, East West University. Ms. Dilara Begum, Librarian and Head of Library and country coordinator of Digital Library Network South Asia (DlnetSA) was present on the occasion as workshop director. This Workshop would assist library professionals of Bangladesh to build and manage a modern library systems and services in Bangladesh.