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BIIM Trainings

In order to enhance the skill of library professionals about the recent development including ICT, BALID Institute of Information Management (BIIM) has been conducting various training programmes in different parts of the country. This is an ongoing process of BALID activities. 
E.g., 22 Aug 2018

Training on Library Management Software – Koha and RDA

Friday, 12 January 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 14 January 2018 (All day)
Training or Workshop
A 3 day-long training programme on Library Management Software Koha and RDA is going to be held during 12-14 January 2018 organized by Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists (BALID) in collaboration with University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). The details of the programme is given below:

Koha is an open source and free software library automation package. In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of users collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. In-addition, in use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS has comprehensive functionality including basic or advanced options. Koha includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships. It provides easy to use circulation policies,strong patron management,intuitive navigation, and extensive permissions for staff accounts. It also allows libraries to update older records with a newer version.
Course Outline:
Day 01 Day 02 Day 03
→ Introduction to Linux Operating System
→ Key Linux commands
→ Installation of Linux OS
→ Prepare the system for koha 
→ Installation of Koha

Administration and Tools
→ Setting up libraries
→ Setting up item types
→ Setting up patron categories
→ Setting up circulation and fine rules
→ Setting up system preferences
→ Introduction to MARC and RDA
→ How to implement RDA in MARC
→ Creating and editing bibliographic records following RDA
→ Creating and editing holdings records
→ Using Z39.50 copy cataloging
→ Searching and finding catalog records
→ Printing barcode labels

Patron Management
→ Creating and editing member records
→ Finding and viewing patron records
→ Checking out an item
→ Renewing an item
→ Placing hold on an item
→ Checking in an item
→ Simple and advanced search
→ Place holds
→ Notification and OPAC massaging
→ Prepare different Report
→ Prepare report using SQL commands
→ Koha Reports Library

Resource Person

  • Mr. Kazi Farhad Noman, Deputy Librarian, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT)
  • Mr. A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu), Deputy Director, Bangladesh Bank (Library)
Course fee: 
      Tk. 10,000/- (Institutional Participant)
      Tk. 8,000/- (Individual/Personal)
      Tk. 6,000/- (BALID Member)

      University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
      Campus B
      Room: 306, Computer Lab
      House 85, Road 7/A, Satmasjid Road
      Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh

Facilities: Multimedia facilities, Lunch, Refreshment, Training Kits & Certificate
Seats : 25 seats (first comes first serve)
Online Registration

Last Date of Registration: 04 January 2018

*BALID reserves the right to make any changes to the programme and selection procedure

Two Days Long Training on "DSpace" Institutional Repository

Friday, 3 August 2018 (All day) to Sunday, 5 August 2018 (All day)
Training or Workshop
DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories.  It is free and easy to install "out of the box" 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.  And with an ever-growing community of developers, committed  to continuously expanding and improving the software, each DSpace installation benefits from the next.
  • What is Institutional Repository/DSpace?
  • Features of DSpace
  • DSpace installation, configuration and customization
  • Creation of metadata (Dublin Core) and item submission
  • Administration of DSpace
  • Metadata (Dublin Core) edit in DSpace
  • Item visibility authorization in DSpace
  • E-people and E-person Management
Resource Persons

  • Mr. Kazi Farhad noman, Assistant Librarian, Southeast University
  • A.K.M. Nurul Alam, Assistant Director, Bangladesh Bank Library
Programme Schedule:

Day 1:
  • Prepare a Machine for Installing DSpace
  • DSpace Installation
  • DSpace Configuration 
  • DSpace Customization
Day 2 :
  • Creating Community and Collection in DSpace
  • Creation of metadata and submission of Items in DSpace
  • Editing Items after uploading
  • Item Visibility authorization
  • E-people and E-person management

Venue: wil be announced soon!

Course fee: wil be announced soon!
Tk. 0,000.00 – for BALID member
Tk. 0,000.00 – for Non-member (Individual/Personal Capacity)
Tk. 0,000.00 – for Institutional Participation

Deadline of Registration: wil be announced soon!
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