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Brief Summary of the UGC Sponsored National Workshop on
DSpace: The Open Source Software Package
August 28-30, 2017
Guwahati College Bamunimaidam, Guwahati-781021
In Association With
Assam College Librarians’ Association (ACLA)
The programme started on 28th August, 2017 with the registration of the participants at 8.30 am in which 26 participants registered for the workshop. This was followed by the inaugural session. Mr. Anujay Kumar Saikia, Librarian and coordinator of the organising committee gave the welcome address to the delegates and the participants and others present in the auditorium. Prof. Parnanb Goswami, HOD of the Deptt. of Chemistry, Guwahati College welcome the dignitaries to the dias and was followed by felicitation to Dr. Pranab Sandilya, Principal and Chairman of the National Workshop Organising Committee, Dr. Harendra Chandra Das, President, Governing Body, Guwahati College, Prof. Sanjay Kumar Singh, HoD, Deptt. of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University and Dr. Prasanta Deka, Librarian, K. C. Das Commerce College and General Secretary, ACLA. The resource persons present were Dr. Tilak Hazarika, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Dr. Nabajyoti Das, Librarian, Handique Girls’ College, Dr. Gautam Sarma, Librarian, K. K. Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati and Mr. Birender Pal, Librarian, Dhakuakhana College, Dhakuakhana. They were also felicitated by the members of the organising committee. This was followed by lighting of candle and devotional song by Ashmita Deka of Guwahati College. Dr. Pranab Sandilya delivered the presidential Speech. Key note speech was delivered by Prof. Sanjay Kumar Singh, HoD, Deptt. of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University covering the detail in various aspects of digital library and institutional repositories. This was followed by speech by Dr. Harendra Chandra Das, President, Governing Body, Guwahati College and Dr. Prasanta Deka, Librarian, K C Das Commerce College and General Secretary, ACLA. Dr. Sonaram Hazarika, Faculty, Deptt. of Assamese, Guwahati College also delivered speech from audience. Vote of thanks was given by Swapna Barua, HoD, Deptt of Commerce, Guwahati College.
After the tea break, the first session was taken by Dr. Gautam Sarma on descriptive view of the open source software and DSpace Software. He delivered lecture on the topic Building Digital Library using DSpace open source software. The 2nd session was taken by Dr. Tilak Hazarika on Linux Installation. His topic was “Basics of Linux: Installation and basic commands” followed by hands on training .
The first session of the 2nd day was taken by Dr. Badan Barman, Assistant Professor, Gauhati University on Basics of Scripting Languages which was followed by hands on practice. After the tea break, the 2nd session was taken by Mr. Birender Pal on DSpace workflow Management with hands on practice. In the 3rd session after the lunch break, Dr. Dipen Deka took a session on User Management in DSpace which was followed by hands on and continued till session 4.
The third day programme was started with the hands-on session by Dr. S Ravi Kumar, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Library of Information Science, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Professor D. S. Rath from Kalyani University in his concluding session stressed on continuous effort and practice on DSpace to get success on the use of DSpace to create Institutional repositories. This was followed by Valedictory Session.