Archive for May, 2007

Greenstone in Southern Africa

Ian Witten. Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007.

A new pilot project to introduce Greenstone in Southern Africa has begun, with support from the Koha foundation in the US (not connected with the library software of the same name). The University of Namibia Library in Windhoek will be the sub-regional coordinating centre. A one-week training course will be held there with participation from three national centres — probably university libraries in Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Courses will also be run at these national centres, and an international specialist will visit them to help with local Greenstone applications. Waikato and DLConsulting staff are volunteering their time to get this initiative off the ground.

Survey on Greenstone customization

Dave Nichols. Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007.

As part of the work on Greenstone 3 we are running a survey on users’ experiences with customizing pages in Greenstone 2 - format statements, macros etc.

We welcome your comments on how we can make collection customization easier in Greenstone 3; the brief anonymous survey is here:

http://chnm.gmu.edu/tools/surveys/2333/