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UNESCO-USP Workshop on the Greenstone Digital Library Software

University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji , November 24 - 26, 2003

Introduction

This workshop will promote the development and sharing of digital library collections using the freely available Greenstone Digital Library software. The aim is to train trainers, and participants are expected to promote digital library collection development by conducting similar programmes in their countries. The workshop is sponsored by the UNESCO Communication and Information (CI) programme, together with USP Library in Suva, Fiji.

Instructors

  • Dr. Ian H. Witten
  • Dr. David Bainbridge
  • Mr. Michael Dewsnip

Schedule

Day 1

  • 08:30-09:00 Welcome, introduce participants and instructors
  • 09:00-10:30 Greenstone: Overview of features, capabilities, applications
  • 10:30-11:00 Tea
  • 11:00-12:00 Platforms, installation, configuration; accessing example collections
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-15:00 Lab: Installing Greenstone, browsing collections
  • 15:00-15:15 Tea
  • 15:15-17:00 Librarian interface: Building collections

Day 2

  • 08:30-10:15 Lab: Building collections with the Librarian interface
  • 10:15-10:30 Tea
  • 10:30-12:00 Librarian interface: Adding and using metadata
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:45 Lab: Adding and using metadata
  • 14:45-15:00 Tea
  • 15:00-17:00 Librarian interface: Advanced features

Day 3

  • 08:30-10:15 Lab: Configuring collections
  • 10:15-10:30 Tea
  • 10:30-11:15 Customizing your collection, creating a CD-ROM
  • 11:15-12:00 Lab: Customizing your collection; creating a CD-ROM
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 How building works; bibliography collections
  • 14:00-14:15 Tea
  • 14:15-15:15 Multilingual support; interface languages; Niupepa
  • 15:15-16:00 Concluding session

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