University of Waikato, New Zealand, DlnetSA, LISolutions and e-HAP jointly organized a three day international training on e-Library at COMSATS Headquarter, Islamabad.
Training team was as under:
- Mr. Ata ur Rehman (LISolutions) – Lead Trainer
- Mr. Mohan Raj Pradhan (DlnetSA Nepal) – Trainer
- Mr. Muhammad Shafiq Rana (LISolutions) – Trainer
Fifteen professionals from different areas of Pakistan participated in this training. The purpose of this training was to equip the professionals with advanced level training on Greenstone Digital Library Software and Koha ILS. Both the software are Free and Open Source and can be used to manage the libraries having hard form material and digital material.
For this purpose Digital Library Network of South Asia (DlnetSA) has created an integrated live CD having both the software which are integrated to give the complete solution for professionals. List of participants is given below
|1||Abida Hanif||Incharge Library Information Services||CIIT
|2||Bashir Ahmed Zia||Chief Librarian||State Bank of Pakistan||Karachi|
|3||Dodo Khan||FOSS Developer||Aga Khan University||Karachi|
|4||Dr. Shahzad||Resident Surgeon||Holy Family Hospital||Islamabad|
|5||Hafeez ur Rehman||Library Assistant||PAEC||Islamabad|
|6||Ihtiram ul Haque||Project coordinator and IT support||Heartfile||Islamabad|
|7||Imran Chaudhry||Sr. Prog. Officer||COMSATS||Islamabad|
|8||Muhammad Javed||Chief Librarian||Shifa College of Medicine||Islamabad|
|9||Musa Khan||E-Resource Librarian||Aga Khan University||Karachi|
|10||Rafiq Awan||Chief Librarian||IUB||Bahawalpur|
|11||Salamat Ali||Reference Librarian||PIMS Library IH||Islamabad|
|12||Sher Afzal||University Librarian||Bahria University||Islamabad|
|14||Zahid Iqbal||Asst. Manager||Riphah International University||Islamabad|
Two sessions of this training were also transmitted via video conferencing live and participants from Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldive also benefited from this training.
We are thankful to all stakeholders of this training for organizing this successful event and making it beneficial for library professionals and computer professionals.