About Human Resource Development & Consultancy
One of the important objectives of the Centre is to impart training in the use of ICT to library and information science professionals working in university and college libraries. Since the inception of the Centre in 1991, 762 programmes includes annual conventions, training programmes, workshops and seminars focusing on the library automation, networking, e-resource awareness, theses repositories, institutional repositories, etc., have been conducted by the Centre benefiting 59,679 participants. INFLIBNET Regional Training Programmes for Library Automation (IRTPLA) and User Awareness Programmes on e-resources, Shodhganga and plagiarism detection software were conducted across the country in collaboration with the universities and colleges. National and International Conventions called PLANNER in North-eastern regions and CALIBER in various states of India are being organized bi-annually as part of the human resource development activities. The Centre has also conducted a total no. of 139 Training Programmes on SOUL Installation and Operations for Libraries as on 31st March, 2018.
Installation, Customization and Hosting Services
The Centre offers installation, customization and hosting services for academic and government institute libraries to establish institutional repository and automation, using open source software such as DSpace, E-print and KOHA at very reasonable charges.
The Centre conducts five-day IRTPLA (INFLIBNET Regional Training Programme on Library Automation) for the benefit of IT/LIS professionals across the country in collaboration with universities, wherein local language is used for effective communication. Registration fee is not charged from the participants, since the Centre provides financial assistance to universities to hold the programme. The programme covers various aspects of ILMS Software, both theory and practical, required for implementation of automation and networking of the libraries. For more details please visit https://www.inflibnet.ac.in/hrd/docs/irtpla.pdf
The Centre also conducts Workshop in collaboration with universities on open source software to equip participants with skills for developing and managing their own digital collection and also to create awareness in new developments in the field of library and information science like managing information sources in a digital environment, building institutional repository, using networking and social media, management of e-resources, latest development and trends in LIS. For more details please visit https://www.inflibnet.ac.in/hrd/docs/SpecialisedTraining.pdf
On-site Training Programmes (SOUL 2.0)
The Centre organises in-house training programme as per requirement of the SOUL users at their university/college/institute premises subject to minimum and maximum of 5 to 25 participants on payment basis. For more details please visit http://inflibnet.ac.in/hrd/docs/SOULTrainingProgramme.pdf
Attachment Training Programme for Practicing Library Professionals
The Centre organises Attachment Training Programme (ATP) for practicing library professionals of four weeks duration. ATP consists of four levels on various topics such as basic of computer science, library automation, digitization using open source software and network management. Candidates are free to opt any level. For more details please visit https://www.inflibnet.ac.in/hrd/docs/ATP.pdf
Training Programmes/Workshops @ INFLIBNET Centre
The Centre organises regular training programmes on different topics for two to five days duration. The annual tentative training calendar and applicable fee is available at Training Calender