The Cochin College Library in association with the Kerala Library Association (KLA Ernakulam Region) and the Kerala College Librarian’s Associoation (KCLA) is organizing a Two – Day UGC Sponsored National Workshop on Research Reporting and Managing Citing Reference Resources with Zotero.

Venue and date:

Venue   : The Cochin College, Kochi.

Date      : 16-17 October 2015 (Friday and Saturday)

Target Participants:

The workshop can be attended by Librarians, Teachers, Research Scholars, and Students from Universities, Colleges, Schools, and other Institutions.

Sessions on:

Research reporting, Plagiarism, Mendeley, Zotero


  • Registration is limited to 50 participants on first come first serve basis Last date for Registration is-10th October 15
  • Registration fee: 300/- for all participants. (Fees include workshop kit, working lunch, tea, and Certificates.)
  • Registration fee should be paid by Demand Draft in favour of The Principal, The Cochin College, Kochi-02 – Payable at SBT, Kochi branch.
  • Duty leave can be availed as per norms.

The Workshop Brochure can be downloaded here:

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Registration form can be downloaded from-

Filled application form along with DD to be sent to:

Mrs. Jeena Jayan,

Librarian, The Cochin College,

Kochi, Ernakulam (Dist),

Kerala Pin- 682002.

The participants should send by e-mail a copy of filled registration form to


Jeena Jayan (Librarian & Convenor)        Mob: 9633303991

Christopher K. G (Library Staff)                 Mob: 9947936800

Suresh A. S (Library Staff)                           Mob: 9400626622



Workshop on Managing Literature for Scholarly Writing; 13 July 2014

Kerala Library Association Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) is organizing a Workshop on Managing Literature for Scholarly Writing.

About the workshop

This workshop will empower the researcher to systemically identify, capture, organize, and use the scholarly literature. The researchers also will be able to learn how to manage the numerous PDF files they already have in a proper way and how to add notes and annotations to them. Further it will also provide insights about how to use its bibliographical information to generate the references / citations and to insert them in MSWord / Open Office during the paper / theses writing process in the required citation style.

 Workshop Components:

– Installation and customization of reference software Zotero.

– Capturing and organizing references/citations and full text.

– Managing literature including notes and annotations

– Referencing / citation – styles

– Integration with Word Processor for citing and generating bibliography

– Data backup and restore

 Resource persons:

The resource persons include academicians and eminent information professionals who have made a mark in the field of information search and handling reference management softwares.

 Who should attend?

Research scholars of all disciplines, students pursuing MPhil / post Master’s programmes, Professionals working in Academic Libraries, R & D Libraries, Academicians of all disciplines, ICT Professionals in Academic and R&D Institutions.

 Date and Venue

The workshop would be conducted at the KLA – Centre for Professional Development, No. 36, II Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram. The date and time is 13 July 2014 from 09.00am to 12.30pm. & 1.30 pm to 5.00pm. (Two batches). Intake is 10 participants in each batch.


Registration fee is Rs. 250/- per participant. This entitles the participant for the workshop kit [including software CD-ROM], and refreshments.

How to apply?

Candidates interested to participate should apply online. Click here to apply now.

Demand draft for Rs. 250/- drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association payable at Thiruvananthapuram should be sent to the address: V. Sriram, (Treasurer, KLA, DBRA-80, Cliff House Road, Kowdiar P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695003 so as to reach us on or before 5 July 2014.

The registration fee can also be paid by cash to

  1. Dr A. Gopikuttan, President, KLA & Associate Professor, Dept. of Library & Information Science, University of Kerala at the Kerala University Library, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram. (Mob: 09446428163)
  2. Dr P. K. Suresh Kumar, Asistant Librarian, Kerala University Library, University Library, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram. (Mob:09495718460)

Registration is confirmed only after the receipt of the prescribed fee.  All communications will be by email only.


Reference Management and Personal Digital Library using Zotero

Zotero is a research tool for managing references and citations. It is free, easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox browser extension. It helps one to collect, manage, and cite research sources. It lives in the web browser itself and provides users with automated access to bibliographic information for resources viewed online.  Using “translators” for several websites, online databases including library catalogues, and commercial sites, Zotero “senses” the bibliographic information contained in a web page and when user clicks the Zotero Icon it gathers that information and places it in the user’s machine (by default it is My Library).

In addition to bibliographic information, Zotero also has features to attach full text documents for lateral reference and facilitates marking of important text in the document. One can even manually add notes to a particular reference or document.

In this way researchers can quickly and easily collect the information they need later to review and cite references and create bibliographies in standard formats such as APA, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, MPA and so on. It facilitates having a centralized location of references.


V Sriram, Chief Librarian, K.N. Raj Library, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram.

Course material from Workshop on Science Information Literacy and Scholarly Writing 17th – 19th January 2012. Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Kottayam, India.

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