Archive for September, 2007

Three day Advanced Workshop at IISc

admin. Friday, September 28th, 2007.

We are glad to announce that a three day Advanced Workshop on Greenstone Digital Library Software (GSDL) is organised at National Centre for Science Information (NCSI), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore from December 26th to 28th, covering Multilingual capability and Interoperability concepts in GSDL, for those who are familiar with basic concepts of GSDL. The workshop is supported by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) under Technology Information and Facilitation Programme.

Workshop title: DSIR-NCSI Advanced Workshop on Greenstone Digital Library Software (GSDL)

Venue: NCSI, IISc, Bangalore

Date : December 26th to 28th

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic features and Installation of GSDL.

Topics covered: Multilingual capability and Interoperability in GSDL

Workshop Fee: No registration fee is charged. Working lunch and tea will be provided during the workshop dates. However, participants have to take care of their travel, board and lodging. On request accommodation for participants during the dates 25th to 28th December 2007 will be provided at the ‘Hoysala House’ hostel of IISc. Maximum of 20 participants will be taken for the workshop based on the experience, in using GSDL. Workshop coordinator: Ms. Anuradha.K.T., NCSI, IISc, Bangalore 560 012

Registration: Send an email to or giving the following details:
1. Name:
2. Official Address and email
3. Experience in using GSDL.
Ms.K.T.Anuradha E-mail:
Senior Technical Officer
National Centre for Science Information
Indian Institute of Science
Karnataka, Bangalore 560 012
FAX:(+91-80) 23601426/23600683
Tel:(+91-80) 23600271/22932511

SA Greenstone List

admin. Friday, September 28th, 2007.

A new greenstone mailing list has been set up for users in the Southern Africa sub-region.

The address is:

Renate Morgenstern, Head of Technical Services and Systems at the University of Namibia Library and the sub-regional coordinator for the Greenstone pilot project for Southern Africa, says:

“This is a test of the Greenstone users discussion list which has been set up by the University of Namibia Library in its role as sub-regional centre within the project.

“All Greenstone users in Southern Africa are invited to address their technical problems to this list, for which I will be the moderator. We are looking forward to your active participation on this list in both submitting and responding to queries. Queries which cannot be answered by the list members will be forwarded to the Greenstone team in New Zealand and the response will be given back on this list.”

Newspaper digitisation project based on Greenstone

admin. Tuesday, September 18th, 2007.

DL Consulting are pleased to announce that the redesigned Papers Past has now been officially released. Papers Past is a collection of 19th and early 20th century newspapers belonging to the National Library of New Zealand. The new site is a complete redesign, and is based on Greenstone. DL Consulting have been working on it with the National Library of New Zealand since mid-2006.

Read more at the DL Consulting Blog.