Two day National Workshop on Content Management System using Joomla, 5th – 6th August 2016

Kerala Library Association, Ernakulam Region in association with Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Ernakulam is organizing Two day National Workshop on Content Management System using Joomla during 5th-6th August 2016.

The venue of the workshop is Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Panangad P.O., Kochi, Kerala, India, Pin 682 506.

Objective(s) of the workshop:
The main objective of the workshop is to equip the participants to develop a website of their own and for their institutions. The workshop will help the participants to explore Content Management Systems and to build a stable and scalable CMS.

Who should participate?
The workshop is primarily intended for Library and Information Science professionals, researchers and computer graduates. College students seeking future in Web Technologies can also attend the workshop.
This is a basic level workshop, so there are no prerequisites. Anyone interested, can join this workshop. A basic knowledge of HTML and simple database concepts would be helpful.

Registration fees : Rs 1000/- (for KLA members & for staff and students of KUFOS)
: Rs 1250/- (for others)
: Rs 2000/- (for sponsored candidates).

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region payable at Ernakulam.

Registration is limited to 40 participants on first come first served basis. The participants will be provided with working lunch, refreshments etc.

Participants will have to make arrangements for their own accommodation. However assistance will be provided if required.

Last date:
Last date for registration is 31st July 2016

Online registration is available at

For more details contact:

Organising Secretary
Dr. Shibu Ray.S
Assistant Librarian,
School of Management Studies, CUSAT, Kochi -22; Mob: 9496280652

Sri. Kunjumuhammed V. S.
Assistant Librarian, KUFOS
Mob: 9388478597

Sri. Manuel P.J
Kerala Library Association Ernakulam Region
Mob: 9496276307


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KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) organized its 10th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on KOHA, the Open Source Library Management Software, during September 12 – 13, 2015. The programme was held at the KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Thiruvananthapuram. Ten working Library Professionals from various parts of the country attended the two day workshop. Shri Arun V R,  KSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram was the resource person for the workshop.

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By Ginna Gauntner Witte

Published Aug 27, 2013 in the Newsletter Issue: The Social Library — 2013

More and more libraries are using social media to connect with patrons. From Facebook and Twitter to Pinterest and YouTube, libraries are opening a wide range of accounts to engage users and market local resources. While library staff must learn the technology and the format behind each social media tool, one of the largest challenges in social media management is generating content.

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BUDHADITYA BHATTACHARYA. The Hindu, New Delhi, July 13, 2012

Art books should be read by a wider audience, say the people behind the Rang collective…

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