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One Day International Workshop:
Exploring ABCD Open Source Software
March 5, 2013
Library and Information Centre Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce,
Ganesh-Khind, Pune – 4110 53, India

Organized by

P. E. Society’s
NAAC “A” Grade, DBT Star College

About Workshop:
Modern Libraries are facing different challenges like electronic resource management, OPAC,
Library websites, online web based user centric services, etc. NAAC is evaluating libraries on
their innovative and advanced services like federated services tools of digital resources, online
information management skill, library websites, and active participation of library professionals,
standards used along with traditional services. Many open source softwares are coming up to
support library professionals. ABCD is one of most advanced library automation cum digital
library open source software by UNESCO and BIREME. All over world the software is being used
by different libraries, research centers. This workshop is supported by Modal Network
Company, Brazil, VLIR, BIREME, PAHO, WHO, Belgium. Main objective of this workshop
is to give hands on session on its different modules, how to create library website with this
software, its special features and next version specialties.

ABCD is a suite of modules for automation and document management in libraries and
documentation centres. Unlike most ‘library automation systems’, it offers support for creation
and management of any type of textual information, with multi-media being dealt with using
the WWW-technology on which ABCD is fully based along with the powerful ISIS databasetechnology.
Libraries can automate their catalogs (but also acquisition, circulation) and enduser
searching, but also provide repositories, experts and events databases, and all this in an
integrated environment, where one ‘meta-search’ action avails all resources from one ‘portal’,
created by the built-in Content Management System.
ABCD is suitable when there is a need for flexibility along with power in documents and
information management, for smaller and larger organizations

Resource Person: Mr. Alisson de Castro, MODAL, Brazil

He is a partner of Modalnetworks since 1996 and has aDegree in Informatics, specialized in Library Automation
Systems, working with CDS/ISIS´ technology since 1995. He worked on DOS version, Winisis and presently working on ABCD. He is Programmer in C, C#, Assembly, PHP and others tools like CISIS, XML, and ISIS Format language. He actively involved in the installation of ABCD in many organizations like Law offices, Universities and document centers

Coordinator and Resource Person:
Ms. Sangeeta Dhamdhere, Librarian, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce,
Ganesh-Khind, Pune – 411053
Organized by: Central Library, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce,
Ganesh-Khind, Pune – 411053

VLIR/UOS : The Flemish interuniversity council (Belgium) supported the development of
ABCD for use with its university partners in the South
WHO : World Health Organisation, a member of the UN-system in which the ISIS technology
was developed and supported (esp. UNESCO and FAO)
BIREME : The Brazilian Health Information organization, member of WHO, in which ISIStechnology
was highly developed as the technology supporting their ‘Virtual Health Library’, leading to the ABCD system.

Organizing Committee:
Dr. Gajanan Ekbote, Chairman, P.E. Society, Pune
Dr. Sanjay Kharat, Principal, Modern College, Pune
Prof. Dr. Egbert De Smet, Antwerp University, Belgium
Prof. Suresh Todkar, Chairman, Modern College, Pune
Prof. Prakash Dixit, Visitor, Modern College, Pune
Dr. Jyoti Gangangras, Vice Principal, Modern College, Pune
Prof. Shubhangi Joshi, Vice Principal, Modern College, Pune
Prof. Swati Kandharkar, Vice Principal, Modern College, Pune
Dr. Shubhangi Bhatambrekar, HoD, Comp Sc, Modern College, Pune
Contact: 020-25634021 Ext.211, 09822935320(M)

Program agenda

8:30 Inauguration and Presentation
9:00 ABCD – Installation Details about installation in Windows, Linux
10:00 ABCD – Operation Description of modules and functions
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 ABCD – Catalog Module Demonstration about tool to create, insert records, standards
11:30 ABCD – Creation of Simple Database
12:30 Lunch
13:30 ABCD – Search module (/site)
14:30 ABCD – /site Admin
15:30 Demonstration of cases and Libraries using ABCD
16:30 Discussion on Future – Version 2 (Multilingual include Arabic and Hind Scripts full support)
17:30 – Close session

Registration:Limited 40 seats on first come basis
Payment: Payment should be made by Cash or Demand Draft in favour of The Principal,
Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganesh-Khind, Pune

Who can participate?
• Administrators
• Library and Information professionals
• IT Professionals/ Faculties
• Students

Participants should have elementary knowledge of Computer and He or she must be familiar
with WINDOWS administration, Good understanding of Internet, Familiar with installing
software from source bundles: download, de-archive, and build and installation.

Registration Fees: (It includes workshop kit, breakfast and lunch)
• Library and Information professionals : Rs. 750/-
• Administrators : Rs. 1000/-
• IT Professionals/ Faculties : Rs.1000/-
• Students : Rs. 500

Last date for sending the registration form along with Demand draft is 28th February 2013 on
following address:

Ms. Sangeeta Dhamdhere
Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce,
Ganesh-Khind, Pune – 411053

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