The University of Malaya Library is pleased to announce a 3-day IR Workshop using DSpace, for the members of the ASEAN University Network Inter-Library Online (AUNILO) from 25th – 27th May, 2009 at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Institutional repositories (IR) have become an important source of primary information for researchers and is popularly used in many countries. IR allows management and dissemination of digital materials created by the institution and its members. Setup of IRs especially in universities and colleges is imperative for the long-term preservation, as well as organization, access and distribution of institutional digital materials. Many institutions of higher learning have handed over the responsibility of setting up IRs to the libraries. The library and the librarians now have to empower themselves with the knowledge and expertise of using necessary software to initiate IR.
DSpace is one of the non-profit source software to build open digital repositories. It is easy to install and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization.
DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets.
Date and Venue
The Workshop has been designed to facilitate the participants in creating state-of-art digital repositories using DSpace, which include software installation, configuration, customization, digitization and other related workflow operations.
At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to be able to carry out the following activities using DSpace and its associated software:
- Harvest; and
- Use DSpace Interface and its various utility panels.
Participants are requested to bring along their laptops, if possible.
- AUNILO member countries = USD50.00
- Non–AUNILO member countries = RM350.00/USD100.00
- Students = RM80.00/USD25.00