Beyond Libraries: Innovation for Knowledge Gateways

Beyond Libraries: Innovation for Knowledge Gateways Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop 1: Building Digital Libraries using Open Source Software Building Digital Libraries Using Open Source Software The workshop is aimed at developing competencies among professionals for building digital libraries, capitalizing on their own resources. The software to be used in the workshop will provide detailed knowledge about Greenstone Digital Library (GSDL) which is an Open Source Digital Library Software. Extensive hands-on practice will ensure that the participants candeveop prototype digital libraries in their organizations.

open source software using GSDL. 4. To help participants develop practical skills in the installation and implementation of open source software for creation of digital libraries.

Objectives: 1. To familiarize participants with the concepts of digital library and usage of open source software. 2. To facilitate understanding of digitization and practical knowledge of the digitization process. 3. To offer hands-on-practice for developing digital libraries and using

Topics Covered: 1. Digital Library – Introduction and world scenario 2. Planning and defining your project ( with Greenstone ) 3. Converting print to digital tools and process 4. Different file formats 5. Optical Character Recognition 6. Metadata Creation 7. GSDL download , configuration and installation 8. Collection building with GLI (GreenStone Librarian Interface),designing and creating standard metadata sets 9. Customization using GLI 10. Customization using macro files and style-sheets 11. Home page customization;

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Collection specific customization 12. Sample Projects for use with Greenstone 13. Search and Retrieval exercise Workshop Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Beaudin

Who Should Attend: 1. Library and Information professionals 2. ICT professionals 3. Educators 4. Archivists 5. Content managers 6. Information providers and vendors 7. Electronic publishers 8. Electronic communities 9. Stakeholders in the digitization and knowledge business Participants will be provided CD-ROMs containing GSDL and DSpace Software and other workshop material for further use in their respective organizations. Language: English and Arabic Duration: 4 - 6 April from 8:30 to 1:30 (Lunch will be served) Attendance Requirement: Ability to use computer and the Internet Fees: $ 675 for non-members of SLA $ 600 for SLA Members

Manager of International Digital Special Projects - Yale University Library
Elizabeth A. S. Beaudin received her Ph.D. From Yale University, writing her thesis on medieval love narratives from Muslim Spain. She has taught language and literature courses at Fairfield University and Yale. Dr. Beaudin is also a systems architect with 20 years of information technology experience, during which time she has developed both academic and administrative systems in a university environment. Her academic background helps balance the demands of technical architecture design with the scholar’s needs for useable content. Dr. Beaudin’s work on the recent OACIS project included developing the software, interface, and technical communications for a new electronic union catalog. Beaudin is project manager for two granted projects at Yale University Library -- Project AMEEL and Iraq ReCollection -- that will create a scalable digital repository on the Middle East. Dr. Beaudin is currently Manager of International Digital Special Projects, Yale University.

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Workshop 2: Library 2.0: Applications and Strategies

Main Areas: 1. Library 2.0: introduction and concepts 2. Social networking programs (e.g. facebook, myspace) 3. Wikis and blogs 4. RSS Feeds and applications 5. Social Bookmarking social and Tagging (e.g. folksonomy) 6. video, image and file sharing (e.g. Youtube, flickr) 7. Communication tools (e.g. Skype) 7. Practical applications

This workshop is aimed at introducing the concepts and applications of Library 2.0. Hands-on practice will provide LIS professionals with practical skills in the applications of Web second generation Goals: 1. Introducing the concepts of Library 2.0 2. Developing hands-on capabilities for using and applying library 2.0 tools 3. Developing skills in marketing information services using library 2.0 4. Building social virtual networks, based on Library 2.0

Who Should Attend: 1. Library and Information Science professionals 2. Information marketing specialists 3. Collection development specialists 4. Library and information science teachers and students 5. E-publishing specialists

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Attendance Requirement: Ability to use computer and the Internet Language: English and Arabic

Fees: $ 675 for non-members of SLA $ 600 for SLA Members Duration: 4 - 6 April from 15:00 to 20:00 (Dinner included)

Workshop Presented by
Karen Joc & Stephanie Christine Schmitt

Assistant Dean, Dubai Library, Zayed University. Master of Applied Science (Library and Information Management), Charles Sturt University, Australia Bachelor of Arts – Library and Information Science – Charles Sturt University, Australia

Aleph Manager, Five Colleges, Inc. University of North Texas, Denton, TX M.S., School of Library and Information Science, December 1994 B.A., English Literature and English Language/Composition, minor in French, December 1989

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REGISTER TODAY Do not miss out on the most valuable opportunities of skill Beyond Libraries: Innovation for Knowledge Gateways development

3 WAYS TO REGISTER: FAX +96524840718 E-MAIL saldaihani@gmail.com ON-LINE http://sla.kuniv.edu

Registration Form Full Name: -------------------------------------------------------Country: -----------------------------------------------------------Badge information. Please provide below the name as it should appear on your name badge. First:------------------------------------Last: -------------------------------------Title: ( Dr, Mr, Mrs, Ms, etc) --------Organization: --------------------------------------------------Address: ----------------------------------------------------------Tel:--------------------------------Fax:--------------------------------Mobile:-----------------------------E-mail:-------------------------------------------------------------Will you be interested to attend the workshops? If yes, please check the appropriate box: Workshop 1: ( $600 for SLA Members/ $ 675 for Non-Members) English Language with Arabic translation Workshop 2: ( $600 for SLA Members/ $ 675 for Non-Members) English Language with Arabic translation Attend Conference Only ($150 for SLA Members $200 for Non-SLA Members) PAYMENT: The Special Libraries Association -Arabian Gulf Chapter Account # 002001-009082British Bank of the Middle East P.O. Box 75 Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain Payment for the workshops should be made in advance.

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