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UNESCO IITE Specialized Training Programme

Digital Libraries in Education, (Training Session in Bangkok, Thailand, 21 – 24 February 2006)

The content of this course is similar to the 2005 Fiji course, although the material was presented in a slightly different order.

Day 1 (Tuesday February, 21st)

Introduction

  • 8:00 – 8:30 Registration of participants
  • 8:30 – 8:45 Welcome speeches from UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and UNESCO IITE
    • Mr. Sheldon Shaeffer: Director, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
    • Mr. Clive Wing: Chief of Information and Knowledge Management, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
    • Mr. Azat Khannanov: Deputy Team Leader for the UNESCO CCT project “Methodologies for Digital Libraries”, UNESCO IITE
  • 8:45 – 9:00 Presentation of UNESCO Cross-Cutting Project “Methodologies for Digital Libraries”
    • Mr. Azat Khannanov: Deputy Team Leader for the UNESCO CCT project “Methodologies for Digital Libraries”, UNESCO IITE
  • 9:00 – 9:15 About UNESCO IITE’s Specialized Training Programme: introduction and general logistics
    • Dr. Marina Moiseeva: Coordinator of UNESCO IITE’s Educational Programme
  • 9:15 – 9:30 Meet the trainers: University of Waikato and Greenstone International Initiative
    • Dr. David Bainbridge: Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato
    • Dr David M. Nichols: Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato

Module 1: The Concept of Digital Libraries

  • 9:30 – 10:15 Introduction to the course
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee-break
  • 10:30 – 11:15 Installation & Exploration of Existing Collections
  • 11:15 – 11:45 Case Studies: DLESE & NLVM, presentation
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Unit 1.1: Assignment 1: discussion
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Module 2: Document Representation

  • 13:00 – 13:30 Summary of Common Document Formats: presentation
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Installation of Greenstone, building simple HTML collection
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Unit 2.1: Assignment 1: discussion
  • 15:00 – 15:15 Coffee-break
  • 15:15 – 15:45 Overview of the Librarian Interface
  • 15:45 – 17:00 Building Word & PDF Collection

Day 2 (Wednesday February, 22nd)

Module 3: Working with Metadata

  • 8:00 – 8:30 Markup & Metadata: presentation
  • 8:30: – 9:30 Building Tudor Collection
  • 9:30 – 10:0 Unit 3.1: Assignment 1: Organization and Access Mechanisms: discussion
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Coffee-break
  • 10:15 – 10:45 Export to CD-ROM, Web links, Downloading source material
  • 10:45 – 11:45 Enhancing the Tudor Collection
  • 11:45 – 12:00 The Reality of the Web: Google survey results presentation
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Module 3 – continued

  • 13:00 – 13:30 Image Formats: discussion.
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Image Collection
  • 14:00 – 14:30 MARC: presentation
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Bibliographic Collection: MARC
  • 15:00 – 15:15 Coffee-break
  • 15:15 – 15:45 Format statements and macro files: a walk through
  • 15:45 – 16:15 LOM & SCORM: presentation and demonstration
  • 16:15 – 17:00 Educational Metadata: LOM and SCORM

Day 3 (Thursday February, 23rd)

Module 4: Multimedia Digital Libraries

  • 8:00 – 8:30 Video Formats: presentation. Hauraki Video Collection demonstration
  • 8:30 – 9:30 Advanced Beatles: “Look at what can be done!”, A Basic Collection
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Unit 4.1: Assignment 1: Multimedia in Education: discussion
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Coffee-break
  • 10:15 – 11:15 Advanced Beatles: Hand correcting metadata Simple Customization
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Advanced Beatles: Advanced Customization Expert Customization Fancy Customization
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Module 5: Open Standards & Case Studies

  • 13:00 – 13:45 Open Standards & Interoperability: MODS and METS, presentation
  • 13:45 – 15:00 Exporting as METS; From DSpace to Greenstone; From Greenstone to DSpace
  • 15:00 – 15:15 Coffee-break
  • 15:15 – 15:45 Open Archives Initiative: presentation
  • 15:45 – 17:00 OAI Collection; Download OAI. Scanned Image Collection. Niupepa Collection: demonstration. Improved Image Collection

Day 4 (Friday February, 24th)

  • 8:00 – 8:30 Case Studies: MERLOT & Doomsday, presentation
  • 8:30 – 10:00 Personal Collections
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Coffee-break
  • 10:15 – 11:15 Personal Collections
  • 11:15 – 11:45 Summary: presentation
  • 11:45 – 12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45 – 14:00 Training on using UNESCO IITE’s Distance Education Platform
  • 14:00 – 14:30 Objectives and plans for follow-up distance learning session
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Closing discussion