Koha ILS and GSDL training 2012 completed

08 Jun

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.

# Name Designation Institution
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
Other Participants
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.

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