Upcoming Greenstone workshops

Ian Witten. Thursday, July 5th, 2007.

I am planning to conduct these Greenstone workshops:

9 July 2007 Kuching, Malaysia: One-day workshop (see http://cita07.org)

19-20 Sept 2007 New York City: Introductory and One-Day Workshops (contact Anthony Troncale, atroncale [at] metro.org

1-5 Oct 2007 University of Namibia: 5-day course (contact John Rose, john.rose1 [at] free.fr)

10 Dec 2007 Hanoi, Vietnam: One-day workshop at ICADL (see http://icadl2007.vista.gov.vn/)

We just finished a very successful UNESCO-sponsored 4-day workshop at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji.

15 Responses to “Upcoming Greenstone workshops”

  1. Sally Parsley Says:

    Dear Mr Witten, do you know of any Greenstone workshops for developers in the UK in the next few months
    Best wishes

  2. Abid Ali Says:

    I am very keen to attend greenstone workshop. please give me information about upcoming workshops especially UNESCO sopnsored workshop.

    Thanks and waiting your response.

    Abid Ali

  3. Sjaeful Afandi Says:

    Dear Ian Witten,

    I want to follow Greenstone workshop, because my institution using WinIsis to create database digital library.
    How to follow this workshop??
    How much I must pay to follow Greenstone workshop?

    best regard,
    Sjaeful Afandi

  4. Shantanu Ganguly Says:

    We are organising a three day workshop entitled “Workshop on Open Source Software: GSDL” from 23 to 25 September, 2007 at IIM, Lucknow Campus.

    Please upload this information in your forthcoming events section.

    shantanu ganguly

  5. Ian Witten Says:

    Sally: I know of none in the UK, sorry.

    Abid Ali: this is all the information I have. Our contact at UNESCO is Jean-Claude Dauphin ; he may know of more.

    Sjaeful Afandi: The cost depends on the workshop. Some are free; some charge a nominal amount; for some UNESCO sponsorship is possible.

    Shantany Ganguly: That’s great news. Thanks for this info!

  6. Azad Paknejad Says:

    I want to present a workshop of greenstone in our country
    meanwhile it`s the first workshop that I want to present,
    do you have any powerpoint files of previous workshops?
    if so please send me.
    Best regards…

  7. Ian Witten Says:

    Azad, we put our workshop material online; the latest workshop is up on the greenstone wiki at

    (The material changes slightly from workshop to workshop. For space reasons we only keep the material from the last workshop or two, but we retain the schedule from earlier workshops in case its useful.)

  8. Ian Witten Says:

    I have just heard from M.G. Sreekumar that many organizations offer programmes on Greenstone in India, for example TERI, SALIS, NCSI, DELNET, IIMK, University of Mysore/Pune/Andhra University. IIMK is offering a 6-day workshop during November 2007: details are at http://www.iimk.ac.in/FDPBrochures/WGDLNov26.htm.

  9. Chedza Molefe Says:

    We are seriously considering the use of Greenstone for Archives Material at the AU Commission. I have been testing the system. I believe it would be a wonderful opportunity if I can attend a training workshop for it. I noted that you listed one such workshop for Namibia.

    I tried to contact John Rose, however, I have not received a response. I just want to know if it is possible for us to attend the workshop as well. We are based in Addis Ababa- East Africa.If this is possible, how else can we get more information on this?

    Thank you

    Chedza molefe
    Archivist - African Union

  10. Wilson G Kingori Says:

    Dear John Rose, I am a librarian at Kenya Medical Research Institute. I would like to attend the following greenstone workshop if possible. 1-5 Oct 2007 University of Namibia: 5-day course (contact John Rose, john.rose1 [at] free.fr).
    I wish to let you know that there has been no training on Greenstone in Kenya and this would help me train others. I have been trying it with WINISIS using the manuals but i think i’m not getting good results. Kindly let me know if its possible to attend the Namimbia Workshop.
    Thank you
    W. G. kingori

  11. M.G. Sreekumar Says:

    Dear Colleagues:

    I am happy to inform you that IIMK is organizing a six-day Workshop on “Greenstone Digital Library Software” at IIM Kozhikode during November 26 -December 01, 2007.

    The details of the programme is available at

    Soft copy of the brochure is available at
    http://www.iimk.ac.in/FDPBrochures/PDF/WGDLS26Nov07.pdf for downloading.

    and also at http://greenstonesupport.iimk.ac.in/workshopnov07.htm.

    For any further information please feel free to contact our FDP Office (E-Mail : fdp@iimk.ac.in).

    With regards,

    Coordinator, Greenstone Workshop

    Dr. M.G. Sreekumar
    (UNESCO Coordinator, Greenstone Support for South Asia)

  12. Rumbidzayi Says:


    I am from Zimbabwe and would like to know when the workshop in Zimbabwe will take place. You mentioned on the wiki that you would be coming to Zimbabwe. Or are we supposed to attend the one in Namibia?

  13. Rumbidzayi Says:

    I am responsible for implementing automation projects in the library at Africa University and we are looking to digigtising our current as all of our future collections.

  14. Ian Witten Says:

    I believe there may be a regional workshop in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo?) in the not too distant future. If you have funds to attend the workshop in Namibia, that may be possible: you should contact John Rose (john.rose1 [at] free.fr). He should also be able to keep you up to date with the Zimbabwe workshop plans.

  15. solomon Weldetensay Says:

    I am from Ethiopia and would like to know when the workshop in Ethiopia will take place. please reply ASP
    Many Thanks
    Solomon Weldetensay
    College Libra rain

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