Empowering Institutions: Training Programme on Library, Information Management and Web-based Outreach
February 12-15, 2013 |
Managing information, in the internet era with explosive information availability demands special skills and calls for investments in strengthening the information infrastructure and skills of an organisation.
This specially designed course will teach participants on how to manage all aspects and types of information, at an institutional level and develop a virtual resource centre using open source tools and technologies.
Few fellowships available for Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) with more than 25 years of experience in managing thousands books, articles, news clippings, video films, photographs and contact addresses. CSE is also the developer and manager of virtual information gateway “India Environment Portal (http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in)”
Planning and managing resource centres in the digital age
Sourcing information (print/electronic, internet for research)
A primer on managing audio-visual resources (films, photos, Cds, etc.)
Digitisation and e-documentation of news clippings, articles, reports and documents
Building contact databases
Knowledge creation and dissemination (Information Services/Products)
E-mail for outreach (mass mail using open source s/w)
Online presence : reaching out through the web
Potential of social media and web 2.0 for information dissemination and communication
NGOs: Rs. 4,400 per participant Corporate, government and international organizations: Rs 8,800 per participant
Accomodation and related costs are not included in the cost. However, CSE can help you find a place to stay.
Who should attend Information/documentation/communication/web professionals in NGOs/ Government /International Organisations/ Corporate/ Individuals interested in knowledge management and strengthening their organizational capacities.
Date: February 12-15, 2013; Time: 10.30 am to 5.00 pm Venue: Centre for Science and Environment, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional
Area, New Delhi- 62
How to Apply:
The course fee should be paid in advance by demand draft/cheque in the name of CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT. (Add Rs.15 for all non-Delhi cheques)
I think the course would be relevant to any organisation, not those just connected with environment. It is important for all of us to gain control of all our resources, to be aware and proud of organizational resources.
This course is informative and useful in terms of skill development as well as performance development of the organisation. Sessions like organizing information, audio visual resources can be used at personal level as well as organizational level.
Training is relevant and useful in this fast moving digital age. The sessions were great and now I have a clear picture of digital resource centre. At organizational level, it is good for gathering, organizing, managing and disseminating quality information to the right person at the right time.
B.I.R.S.A Mines Monitoring Centre, Ranchi, Jharkhand
I would term this training programme “Tailor Made and Useful” for every resource centre.
CPCB, New Delhi
I am satisfied to be part of this workshop, as it sensitized me and took me to the world of digital sources. I can say am INFORMED!!with good and easy, yet sophisticated technology CSE’s workshop faculty introduced me to. “THESAURUS” was a great idea; Megha Prakash; Trainee.
Vaidya Chandra Prakash,
Cancer Research Foundation, Dehradun
It was the most informative and interesting training I’ve attended. The effort was not to propagate CSE but an honest attempt to share its experiences. You are the most professional and passionate organization.
Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust, New Delhi
I am currently in the process of educating myself in Agriculture, low cost input farming & traditional knowledge. So for documenting my travels, my findings, research your course is most handy. Your course was most STIMULATING, INTERESTING, PROFESSIONAL, had the right impact of broadening my knowledge base.
This is a course from which a fresher and even an experienced person can benefit from, because it covers all corners/concepts of information management and dissemination. This is based on experience in this field, which makes the information more credible.
The prime objective of the course was Experience Sharing to enhance Information Management. And frankly, nothing works better than that. CSE’s vast experience, its expertise in the field has provided with adequate “Food for thought” and the necessary guidelines that I sought to establish a documentation centre. The course was a wonderful learning experience for me.
World Institute of Sustainable Energy; Pune
Chennai experienced its worst floods in recent history. While unexpected and heavy rainfall was initially held responsible for the flooding, analysis has further shown that destruction of wetlands in Chennai, which stands strategically at the tail end of several rivers, was a primary reason as well. Town planners see only land, not water, and everyone wants buildings and more buildings. Cities like Hyderabad and Bengaluru, too, have lost their wetlands and lakes due to urban expansion, pollution and catchment loss.