Mr Md. Habibur Rahman attend at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UTM) for digital repositories training course

Ahasan, Dhaka, 7 October 2018

A five-day-long training program on Digital repositories: the pathway from open access to digital asset management was held on 23 – 27 September 2018, at Ocean Teacher Global Academy regional training Centre, UTM, Malaysia.

Twenty Participants from different countries including USA, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Fiji, India, Malaysia, Philippines etc attended the event. Mr Habibur Rahman, Librarian, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) was the only participant who attended the mentioned international training program from Bangladesh this year. He received the grant from Government of Flanders (Kingdom of Belgium).

The digital repository has been developed as the main supportive tool for the Open Access Movement

From the year 2000, the digital repository has been developed as the main supportive tool for the Open Access Movement. Over the years digital repositories (e-repositories) have been matured into a tool not only for open access to research literature but also the tool to manage and make accessible an institution’s multimedia digital assets whilst at the same time providing the organization with a centralized research information reporting mechanism. Expansion as multimedia repositories and descriptions of their uses in digital asset management will bring participants to the discussion on how these transformations in the digital environment have changed the role of libraries and librarians/library agents. Practical experience of contributing to a repository was included.

A number of topics were discussed and presented during the training sessions including the followings:

  • Overview of Digital Asset Management
  • OA policies and state of art in South-east Asia
  • Repositories and Open Access to Information
  • Repositories supporting research management: documents, data, archives, DAM
  • Important aspects of repositories: Copyright; Preservation; Metadata; Ontologies
  • Using repositories for Research information management
  • Changing Role of libraries
  • Repositories in South-east Asia

It is really a positive sign that library professionals from Bangladesh continuously getting opportunities to get involved globally and also contributing to professional development.

On behalf of TLT congratulations to Mr Md. Habibur Rahman.