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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Workshop on OA at Kashmir U.

Danish Nabi, 3-day workshop for M. Lib students begins at KU,, March 17, 2008.
A three-day workshop on 'Open Access Repositories and Greenstone Software' was inaugurated in the Library Science department of Kashmir University Monday. The inaugural function was presided over by the vice-chancellor KU, Prof Riyaz Punjabi. Prof Shabahat Hussain, a guest from Aligarh Muslim University who specially visited the valley to attend the seminar was chief guest on the occasion. ... He advised the management of the department to look for possibilities to help affiliated colleges of the University to benefit from the new concept. The VC showed an urge for the formation of a committee, which would carry forward this work. ... In his address Prof Shabahat said that repositories were being established world over as free access to knowledge. "Open access repositories are being developed in the world and it is high time that the concept be seriously taken up," he said. ...
Comment. Readers: If you find a link to the agenda or materials from this workshop, please let me know. Update. See the conference program.