Using CCF Among CDS/ISIS Users

The Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO organized a one-day seminar on the importance of using the Common Communication Format(CCF) among CDS/ISIS users in Egypt. The participants represented seventeen institutions using UNESCO'S package or intending to automate their information services in addition to university teachers of documentation and information science and university researchers.

Working papers presented national and international methods of communication formatting such as US Marc, the UK Marc, UNISIST and the CCF. The paper highlighted resource sharing as a means of saving efforts and expenses as well as raising the standard of processing information.

The general features of the CCF were demonstrated and models of unified work sheets were presented as a suggestion for adopting standardized formats covering bibliographies, and factual data to be used by CDS/ISIS users in order to permit internal and communicational exchange.


IASLIC Manpower Development Workshops

During March, 1995 IASLIC organized three Workshops each of two week duration on `Computer-aided Library & Information Services and Use of CDS/ISIS' in different parts of the country sponsored under the NISSAT Manpower Development Programme.

[Photograph] Mr. J.N. Satpathi, General Secretary, IASLIC (Left),
Mr. S.L. Choudhury, Adviser, IIAS(Middle) and Professor Mrinal Miri, Director, IIAS(Right)

Annamalainagar : Thirty participants attended the workshop organised in collaboration with the University Library, Annamalai University during 1-15 March, 1995. Dr. M.Q. Muthukumarasamy, Vice-Chancellor, Annamalai University inaugurated the Workshop. Dr. P.L. Sabaratinam, Registerar, Annamalai University, delivered the special address. Dr. V. Gomathinyagam, Dean, Faculty of Arts presided over the function. Dr. A Neelameghan, Director, School of Information studies from Africa Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia delivered the keynote address. The Velidectory function was presided over by Shri J.M. Das, Joint Secretary, IASLIC. Dr(Mrs.) M. Suriya, University Librarian and Prof & Head, DLIS, Annamalai University was the Course Co-ordinator.

Medinipur(W.B.) : DLIS, Vidyasagar University, Medinipur Co-sponsored the Workshop during 6-18 March, 1995 and attended by. Twenty three participants from different parts of eastern India. Dr. M Maity, Prof & Head, Dept of Applied Mathematics, Vidyasagar University inaugurated the Workshop. Dr.A.R.D.Prasad, DRTC, Bangalore was the Chief resource person and Prof. P.K. Panigrahi, DLIS, Vidyasagar University was the Course Co-ordinator. Demonstrations were also arranged at Central Library, IIT, Kharagpur and NICNET Centre at Medinipur. The Velidictory function was presided over by Prof. A. Sengupta, Head, DLIS, Vidyasagar University. Prof. S.N. Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Vidyasagar University gave away certificates to the participants.

Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla hosted the Workshop from 20-31 March 1995. Twelve participants from different parts of the country attended the workshop. Shri S.L. Chaudhary, Adviser, IIAS, Shimla delivered the welcme address. Shri J.N. Satpathi, Honorary General Secretary, IASLIC explained the aims and objectives of the Association in general and IASLIC's continuing Education Programme in particular. Prof. Mrinal Miri, Director IIAS, Shimla inaugurated the Workshop. Shri S.N. Sur, Ex-Scientist, INSDOC, New Delhi was the key resource person. The participants successfully completed their individual assignment and at the end of the workshop a, lively panel discussion was arranged. Mrs. Alekha Shaikh, IIAS, Shimla was the Course-Coordinator. In the Valedictory Function Prof. J K Khanna spoke about the Workshop.

Training Course on CDS/ISIS

The U.P. Library Association organised a two week training course on the application of CDS/ISIS (ver. 3.0) software in Libraries & Information Centres during May 29 to June 8, 1995 at the Computer Centre, Lucknow University. The course was inaugurated by Prof M.S. Sodha, Vice-Chancellor, Lucknow University. Dr. P.V. Sane, Director, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, presided over the function.

Twenty five persons participated in the training course, Mr. S.N. Sur, retired scientist from INSDOC, New Delhi, was the key resource person in the training programme.

There were other faculty member drawn from Computer Centre, Lucknow University; Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow; National Botanical Research Institute and Tagore Library, Lucknow University.

The training programme concluded on 8 June after the valedictory session in which Prof. D.D. Sharma, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Lucknow University distributed the certificates to the participants. Prof. R.N. Singh, Incharge, Computer Centre, Lucknow University and Shri S.N. Agarwal, General Secretary of U.P. Library Association acted as the Director of the training course.

as on october, 1995

Topic Venue Date

Bengal Library Association

Library Automation

Calcutta 16.10.95 to 31.10.95
Calibnet Society, Calcutta

Library Automation : Microcomputer for Library & Infomation Systems

- do - 13.11.95 to 24.11.95
Advanced Application of Micro CDS/ISIS CDS\ISIS - do - 08.01.96 to 19.01.96

CD-ROM & Online Systems

- do - 05.02.96 to 16.02.96
UNIX in Information Processing - do - 04.03.96 to 15.03.96
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalay
Library Automation Indore 16.12.95 to 30.12.95
Indian Association for Special Libraries & Information Centres
Computerized Cataloguing Calcutta 08.11.95 to 21.11.95
Computer aided Library & Information Services and use of CDS/ISIS TTTI/Calcutta 04.12.95 to 15.12.95
Computer aided Library & Information systems and use of CDS/ISIS IIAS/Shimla 05.03.96 to 19.03.96
Indian Institute of Management
Total Quality Management in Library Services IIM/Lucknow Yet to announce
Total Quality Management in Library Services - do - 14.02.96 to 16.02.96
Marketing of Library and Information Products and Services - do - Yet to announce
Information Technology Application in Library & Information Services - do - 10.04.96 to 12.04.96

Contact Addresses

Mr. A.C. Mitra, Director Calibnet Society
Regional Computer Centre
Jadavpur University
Calcutta-700 032

Mr. H.V. Padhye
Devi Ahilya Vishawavidyalaya
University House
Indore-452 001

Mr. P. S. G. Kumar, President, Elect
Indian Library Association
A/40-41 Flat No. 201, Ansal Building
New Delhi-110 009

The General Secretary
Bengal Library Association
P-134, CIT Scheme - 52
Calcutta-700 014

The Secretary
P-291 CIT, Scheme No. 6 M

Mr. Roshan Raina
Indian Institute of Management
Prabandh Nagar Off. Sitapur