FIRST DIGITIZATION WORKSHOP
November 2009

The project held its first digitization workshop and consultancy meeting for archives and libraries on November 12, 13 and 14 in Bangalore. It was attended by 24 participants from Goa, the North East, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, and held at the premises of the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society.

The workshop included discussions of legal and user rights questions that arise in the time of digital technology, and basic training sessions on library cataloguing. It discussed the formation of a consortium of institutions that possess historical collections. In this connection, the issues brought up included common software requirements, the nature of technical training needed by different institutions, ethical and legal fair use guidelines for institutions and their users, copyright and the nature of administrative and decision-making processes for both state and private institutions.

The worshop benefited from presentations by Lawrence Liang from the Alternative Law Forum on copyright issus and Sunil Abraham and Nishant Shah from the Centre for Internet and Society on open source and freeware, and the possiblities of digital cataloguing respectively. Ashish Rajyadhyaksh from the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society spoke about the issues involved in the creation of online digital repositories. Each institution also made a presentation on the nature of its historical holdings, extent of digitization, conservation schemes and other issues

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

Ms Minakshi B. Khandolkar
Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendra, Porvorim, Goa

Ms Trupti Naik
Thomas Stephens Konkani Kendra, Porvorim, Goa

Mr. David Kumar
Rachol Seminary,Sacete, Goa.

Mr.Fernandes Fredy
Rachol Seminary,Sacete, Goa.

Ms Purbasha Auddy
School of Cultural Texts and Records,Jadavpur University, West Bengal

Mr.Pratipbarata Bhattacharjee
State Archives, Tripura, Agartala

Mr. Dhyaneshwar Parsekar
Mapusa Municipal Library/Biblioteca Ataide, Goa.

Mr.P Banick Pandian
Public Library Department,Tamil Nadu

Mr.S.S. Sivakumar
Central District Library, Karur, Tamil Nadu

Mr. A. Esakki
District Library Office, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

Mr.Prasada Rao
South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies, Bangalore

Mr.P. Ramesh Babu
Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore, Karnataka

Mr.Stephenson Manuel
Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore, Karnataka

Mr.Stephenson Manuel
Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore, Karnataka

Ms.Elizabeth Kamalavadhan
Gurukul Lutheran Theological Seminary,Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Mr.Saravanan
Gurukul Lutheran Theological Seminary, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Ms Zabeen Ahmad
Cotton College, Guwahati, Assam

Mr.Ganesh Janakiran Tayde
Government Divisional Library, Pune, Maharashtra

Mr.R Mahalinga Jeyakanthan
Government Public Library, Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu

Mr.Niladri Mitra
Bankim Bhavan Gabasena Kendra, 24 Parganas, West Bengal

Ms Vijaylakshmi
Centre for the Study of Culture and Socieyt, Bangalore, Karnataka

 

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