The software training for the Maldives Library and Automation Project 2012 has been completed on 7 June 2012. The five-day trainings included a 3 full day training on Koha ILS and 2 full day training on Greenstone Digital Library Software. A total of 34 participants completed the programme with 30 participants in each of the trainings.
Details on the Koha ILS training can be found here.
The following is a list of the participants at the Greenstone Digital Library Software training held from 6 to 7 June 2012.
|As part of Koha Project 2012|
|1||Sheereena Abdul Azeez||Library Assistant||Dharumavantha School|
|2||Mohamed Shimad||Computer Technician||Dharumavantha School|
|3||Mariyam Shaira||Library Assistant||Muhyiddin School|
|4||Mohamed Rifshan||Assistant Computer Technician||Muhyiddin School|
|5||Aishath Riyaaz||Library Assistant||Haa Alif Atoll Education Centre|
|6||Aminath Naahidha||Librarian Trainee||Haa Alif Atoll Education Centre|
|7||Ali Naahidh||Librarian Trainee||Hulhudhuffaaru School|
|8||Ahmed Sunil||I.T. Technician||Hulhudhuffaaru School|
|9||Hafsa Hanim||Librarian||Iskandar School|
|10||Hussain Visam||Ast Computer Technician||Iskandar School|
|11||Nasreena||Assistant Librarian||Gaafu Alif Atoll Education Centre|
|12||Mohamed Akram||Ast Computer Technician||Gaafu Alif Atoll Education Centre|
|13||Azra Mohamed||Assistant Librarian||Addu High School|
|14||Sinan Shihab||Computer Technician||Addu High School|
|15||Abdullah Mubah Muhthaar||Assistant Computer Technician||Vilufushee School|
|16||Rugiyya Ashfa||Librarian Assistant||Vilufushee School|
|17||Aminath Shazina||Assistant Librarian||Dhivehi Bahuge Academy|
|18||Muhamed Anas||Assistant Computer Technician||Dhivehi Bahuge Academy|
|19||Aishath Laoa||Library Assistant||Villas College|
|20||Ismail Shifau||Senior IT Officer||Villas College|
|21||Saud Najih Adam||Librarian||MNU Library|
|22||Mariyam Ihusana||Assistant Librarian||MNU Library|
|23||Adam Shahid||Computer Technician||National Library|
|24||Zulhana Adam||Assistant Librarian||National Library|
|25||Mohamed Ameen||Assistant Librarian||National Library|
|26||Firushan Thaufeeq||Cashier||National Library|
|27||Aishath Rifza||Assistant Librarian||Maldives Broadcasting Corporation|
|28||Aminath Abdul Haadhee||Librarian||Ghiyasuddin International High School|
|29||Aminath Shiruhana||Assistant Librarian||Hiriya School|
|30||Yumna Habeeb||Assistant Administrative Office||Centre for Higher Secondary Education|
The sessions on GSDL were conducted by Ms Fathimath Nashfa with the assistance of the technical team Mr Ahmed Rasheed (from NLM), Mr. Ahmed Shahid (from NLM), and Mr. Nitesh Rijal (Nepzilla Solutions, Nepal).
The two training program were received very positively by all the participants. The feedback from the evaluation of the program demonstrates that the MLA is on the right track in delivering these sessions. We further need to work on incorporating more practical components. Given the shortage of the available timeframe to conduct such hands-on practical sessions, the participants were given plenty of instructions on how to continue the practical components and also about the support mechanism in the implementations of both software.
A small function was held on 7 June 2012, from 14:00 to 15:00 hours to present the participants with certificate of participation in both training programs. The session was convened with recitation from the Holy Quran; followed by an introductory speech about the library automation and digitization project and also about the training by the coordinator of the MLA Koha/GSDL project, Aminath Riyaz; followed by certificate presentation by Mohamed Adly (Head of Educational Programmes Section of EDC). The ceremony was closed with vote of thanks by the Director General of the National Library of Maldives, Mr. Ibrahim Shiyam.