13th Dr. TB Rajashekar Memorial Seminar (2017): CORAL – Open source electronic resource management tool

NCSI-Net foundation (http://ncsinet.org), a registered trust, comprising of erstwhile NCSI staff, trainees, and alumni, cordially invites you to the 13th Dr. TB Rajashekar Memorial Seminar (2017). This year’s seminar topic is, Electronic Resource Management using CORAL for LIS professionals. It is a one-day seminar targeted for the benefit of Library and Information Science (LIS) students and budding LIS professionals. 

The details of the seminar are given below:
Title: 13th Dr. TB Rajashekar Memorial Seminar (2017):  CORAL – Open source electronic resource management tool
Date: November 18, 2020 (Third Saturday)
Venue: Choksi Hall, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru - 560012

About the Seminar Theme:
Electronic resource management (ERM) is the practices and techniques used by librarians and library staff to track the selection, acquisition, licensing, access, maintenance, usage, evaluation, retention, and de-selection of a library's electronic information resources (Wikipedia). Number of proprietary ERM tools is available for the effective management of E-resources, to name few Innovative Interfaces, Serial Solutions, ExLibris etc. CORAL is an open source electronic resource management system built by the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries.  It is designed to be both simple and highly customizable – each module can be installed independently or used together depending on your library’s needs. 

Objective of the Seminar:
To demonstrate the basic features of CORAL, Installation and configuration, and various modules. At the end of the seminar, the participants should have a clear understanding of CORAL functionalities.

Resource Persons:
NCSI-Net members who have practical experience in using CORAL and Infographics tools for managing online resources and reporting the usage of online resources, will serve as resource persons

Registration Fee:
Rs. 300 for Students (Should carry ID Card) and Rs. 600 for working professionals, for NCSI-Net members Rs. 250. Fee covers Seminar kit, working lunch and tea / coffee Please do note that no arrangements for accommodation are being made for outstation.

Seminar Topics:

08:45-09:30 am Registration
09:30-09:45 am Inauguration
09:45-10:30 am Overview of e-Resources and ERM Systems
10:30-11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 am  E-Resource Licensing
11:45-12:45 pm Introduction to CORAL and Installation on windows

12:45-01- 30 p.m LUNCH

01:30-02:30 pm Modules of CORAL - Resource & Licensing
02:30-03:15 pm Modules of CORAL - Organization, Usage and Management
03:15-04:00 pm  Integration of CORAL with ILMS software
04:00-04:30 pm Career Advice for LIS professionals
04:30-05:00 pm Certification Distribution and Closing the Seminar

Kindly bring this to the attention of the LIS students and budding professionals and encourage them to attend the seminar. Participants will get an opportunity to interact with fellow professionals working in the industry and academia.
For further information, please visit the Seminar website at: http://www.ncsinet.org

Please contact Dr. Francis Jayakanth for further details [email protected] / Mr. Shivaram BS [email protected]