Training on DSpace held at East Delta University (EDU) in Chattogram
Md. Monirul Islam, October 26, 2021
East Delta University arranged a training session on DSpace software (Institutional Repository) on Saturday, 09 October 2021 at East Delta University (EDU) Permanent Campus, Chittagong. Mr Mohammad Joynal Abdin, Senior Lab Instructor & Library Automation and Digitization Project Expert, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, conducted the session.
Professor M Sekander Khan, Vice-Chancellor, EDU, formally inaugurated the program and remained present as the Chief Guest. He praised the initiatives taken by the Central Library, EDU, to establish an online database to preserve and expose the research works produced by students, faculty members, and EDUvians using the institutional repository (DSpace Software). Sajal Kanti Barua, Registrar (In-Charge), EDU, Assistant Manager, IT Services & Innovations, Mr Mofazzal Uddin and other EDU family members were present in the training program.Ms Tahmina Afrad Sharmi, Assistant Librarian (Librarian in Charge), EDU, presented a short overview of DSpace Software. She mentioned how the importance of an institutional repository like DSpace Software in the library. She stated that DSpace would collect, preserve, and distribute the research and reports produced by the students, faculty members, and staff. Besides, dissertations, internship reports, images, published and unpublished papers, presentations, datasets, audio and video files and other documents can be deposited in the system. She also said – ‘The usability of the installation and configuration of digital repository software (DSpace Software) is a key factor in implementing digital repositories. We believe that after deploying the Institutional Repository (DSpace Software), all EDU knowledge seekers and researchers (faculty members, students, and administrative staff) will be greatly benefited’.