Training Programme on Library Automation (TPLA)

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Training Programme on Library Automation (TPLA): Emphasizing on digital and audio-visual media

31st May to 03rd June 2018

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata is organizing a Training Programme on Library Automation (TPLA): emphasizing on digital and audio-visual media from 31st May to 3rd June 2018. The main objectives of the Workshop are

• To create awareness among professionals about open source technology & its application in library.
• To make the library professionals technically sound so as to automate their library independently without any support & also to develop the online application with the help of Content Management System.
• To enable the Library & Information Professionals to face the technological challenges such as installation, data migration, multi- branch handling etc.
• And, to strengthen the society & professionals.

Workshop Theme

The main theme of the workshop is to provide theoretical foundation as well as hands-on training keeping in mind the rapid development in the field of IT to the academic and library and information professionals. The workshop intends to cover the essential concepts and technologies for smooth functioning and building a Smart Library. A true hands-on training will be imparted to all the participants enabling them for installation and running some of the essential open source software in their libraries or information centres.

The following topics will be covered:

• What is Open Source Software (OSS) & Why?
• Application of Open Source Software in the Libraries
• Open source software like Koha, DSpace etc.
Koha and its use in managing libraries
Installation of Koha
Customization and Management of Koha
Customization of Koha Online Catalogue(OPAC)
Cataloguing MARC-21 framework.
Marc Edit Software
Institutional Repositories and DSpace
Installation of Dspace
DSpace Customization and Management
Disaster Recovery in Dspace
Projects like design & development of digital video library
•Digital repository of audio-visual resources
Video Library Setup
Streaming Servers
Content Delivery Network

Koha: Koha is the first Open Source Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) that can take care of all library activities such as Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serial Control & Online Public Access Catalogue. Koha is based on International library standards and protocols (such as MARC21, Z39.50 etc.) that ensures that Koha data can be exchanged between similar ILMSs. & any other library management system. More details about Koha can be found at .

Dspace: DSpace is popular software to develop Institutional Repositories (IR) . It allows an IR in any format – in text, video, audio, and data. It indexes your work, so users can search and retrieve your items. It preserves your digital work over long term. DSpace provides a way to manage your research materials and publications in a professionally maintained repository to give them greater visibility and accessibility over time. More information about DSpace can be found at

Target Participants

Library and IT professionals, Students of LIS, Research Scholars, LIS and Computer Science professionals can attend this workshop. Participant should have the basic knowledge of computer handling, installation of application software.

Limited Seat Availability: Only 30 seats are available on First-cum-First-Register basis.

Important Dates

Description Dates
Workshop date  31st May -3rd June 2018
Early Bird registration  Between 1st April to 25th May 2018
Late Bird registration  Between 26 th May to 30 th May 2018

Registration Fees

Category Early Bird registration Late Bird registration
Students & Professional Trainees
(students/trainees should be required to produce their identity proof at the time of registration)
 Rs 4000 /-  Rs 5000 /-
Individual  Rs 5000 /-  Rs 6000/-
Sponsored  Rs 6000/-  Rs 7000/-
SAARC countries  US$ 170  US$ 190
Other countries  US$ 200  US$ 220

The registration fee includes kit, course materials (Software CD), Lunch for 4 days.

Participants need to register as per the instruction below and send the print-out of registration form along with the DD/Cheque in favour of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute payable at Kolkata.

• Accommodation & dinner (to be borne by the participants separately): As per approved rates of SRFTI.

Accomodation Type Room Type Charges
SRFTI Guest House   Double bed A/C Room (single occupancy)   Rs. 1200/- per day
SRFTI Guest House  Double bed A/C Room (twin sharing basis)  Rs. 600/- per day (per person)
Transit  Non A/C Room (triple sharing basis with two toilets) (for student participants)  Rs. 300/- per day (per person)

The workshop lectures/practical/demonstration will be conducted by the eminent faculty and professionals of reputed institutes/universities/GoI organizations/National Digital Library of India (NDLI), IIT Kharagpur.

• On-line Registration: Registration will be done online. Online form will be available shortly.

Chief Patron: Dr. Debamitra Mitra, Director, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata

Organising Secretary and Course Coordinator: Dr. Sanjukta Ray Pahari, Library and Information Officer, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata Email:

For any information and enquiry please contact: Library & Information Officer, SRFTI.
Phone: (Mobile) (0) 9432553297 / (033) 2432-8355/8356/9300 Extn: 327,326,301
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SRFTI Office: Phone nos. (033) 2432-8355/8356/9300

Conference Venue: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute,
E.M.Bypass Road, Panchasayar, Kolkata -700094;