[greenstone-users] Training in Greenstone

From Dominique Babini
DateWed, 31 May 2006 09:39:11 -0300
Subject [greenstone-users] Training in Greenstone
We would like to share with our Greenstone friends that in the past year we have organized 30 workshops free of charge for 284 editors and librarians from 101 social sciences research institutions of 11 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean .    The workshops included, among other topics (e-publishing and portals), a general presentation about Greenstone, how to start a digital library with Greenstone, and a practical session.
Many participants had heard about Greenstone before but for all participants in the workshops it was their first practical experience with it.   We have not used the librarian interface because it does not work correctly.   For the problem of accents, we have hired Juan Grigera (University of La Plata, Argentina, juan@grigera.com.ar) who is developing an interface for solving accents in the main languages and this resource will soon be available with no charge for this Greenstone community.

Florencia Vergara Rossi, responsible for the virtual library platform and  Greenstone development  (vergara@clacso.edu.ar)
Dominique Babini, coodinator of Information Area at CLACSO

PD: Our library provides open access to 5.300 full-text social science books, periodical articles and conference papers published
(in Spanish and Portuguese) by CLACSO´s network of 173 research institutions in 21 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
We receive 70.000 visitors a month in average.