National Workshop on e-Granthalaya

Kerala Library Association in collaboration with the National Informatics Centre, New Delhi, organised a 3 Day national Workshop on e-Granthalaya during 11-13 September at the LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapram.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr M.Wilscy, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr A Gopikuttan, President, Kerala Library Association delivered the Presidential address while Shri Ram Kumar Matoria, Technical Director, NIC highlighted various issues related to Automation and Networking of libraries in India. Shri M. Chandrakumaran Nair, Vice President, KLA welcomed the gathering and Shri S.L.Faisal, General Secretary, KLA proposed vote of thanks.

The workshop was attended by a total of fourty working Library Professionals.

At the valedictory function on 13 Sept. 2012, Dr K.P.Vijaya Kumar, Associate Professor & Hon. Director
Centre for Information Literacy Studies & Head, Dept. of Library & Information ScienceHOD, DLIS, Univ. of Kerala distributed the certificates.


Dr M.Wilscy, HOD, Dept of Computer Science, Univ. of Kerala inaugurating  National Workshop. Dr A. Gopikttan, President, KLA, Shri M.Chandrakumaran Nair, Vice President, KLA, Shri S.L.Faisal, General Secretary, KLA are also seen.


Shri R.K.Matoria, Technical Director, LISD, NIC, New Delhi, introducing the LMS


Hans-on session on e-Granthalaya

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Dr K.P.Vijaya Kumar, HOD, DLIS, University of Kerala distributing the certificates.

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Participants of the Workshop with Shri R.K.Matoria and KLA office bearers.


KLA-NIC National Workshop on E-Granthalaya, 11-13 September 2012, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Library Association (KLA) in collaboration with National Informatics Centre (NIC), New Delhi is organizing a Three Day National Workshop on “E-Granthalaya”, an Integrated Library Management Software for Automation and Networking, during 11-13 September 2012 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Objectives of the Workshop:

i. To give awareness to the participants on the need and importance of Library Automation and Networking in the Digital era.

ii. To give an intensive and comprehensive hands-on training to the participants on one of the best and freely available Library Management Software in the country, E-Granthalaya and to make them self sufficient in its use.

Areas to be covered:

  1. Introduction to Library Automation and Networking
  2. Introduction to E-Granthalaya
  3. MS-SQL Server set-up
  4. E-Granthalaya Modules
  5. Web OPAC Modules

(Detailed Programme Schedule of the Workshop will be published shortly)

Faculty: Shri Ram Kumar Matoria, Technical Director, Library and Information Services Division, NIC, New Delhi and his Team will conduct the entire technical sessions.

Targeted Group: Working Library and Information Science Professionals and Students in LIS.

Maximum intake: 40 participants (on first come first serve basis)

Date: 11-13 September 2012

Venue: LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram-695 012 (website)

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Course Fee: Rs 1750/- (includes Course materials, refreshment and lunch) and Rs 1500/- for the members of Kerala Library Association. The amount shall be drawn as DD, in favour of Kerala Library Association, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.

Travel and Accommodation: The participants have to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. However, the Association will help them to find accommodation, if requested in advance.

Registration: The Application form may be downloaded from the KLA website or from here.

Address for Communication: The applications for Registration should reach the following address on or before 15 August 2012.

The General Secretary, Kerala Library Association, 36, 2nd Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana, Thirvananthapuram-695 002.


For Details contact:

Dr A. Gopikuttan, President (I/C), KLA, Mob: Tel: 0471-2478034(O)/2368163 (R) Mob: 09446428163

S.L.Faisal, general Secretary, KLA ,Mob: 09447699724

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