• Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

In-Service Training Programme 2014

Medical Research Institute

Cordially invites the interested Researchers and Librarians in the state sector

In-service Training   Programme on Library Automation System and Workshop on KOHA

July 11th 2014

8.30 am to 4.30 p.m.


At Aldocastallani Auditorium

Medical Research Institute,

Danister De Silva Mawatha,

PO Box 527,

Borella, Colombo 08.

(In front of Lady Ridgeway Hospital)

Guest Speakers

  1. Prof. Piyadasa  Ranasinghe  , Professor of Library Sciences ,Department of Information & Library  Sciences, University of Kelaniya
  2. Dr. Wathmanel Senevirathne( PhD), Chief  Librarian , Open University of  Sri Lanka
  3. Mr. A.H.K. Balasooriya(MSc),  Senior Assistant Librarian(Systems) , Open University of Sri Lanka
  4. Dr. Anusha Wijayaratne( PhD), Senior Assistant Librarian(Journals) , Open University of Sri Lanka
  5. Dr. Ruwan Gamage( PhD), Senior Lecturer ,National Institute of Library & Information Sciences, University of Colombo

Please R.S.V.P. by 9th July 2014
Mrs. Chandra Gunathilake- Mobile -0773835109,


eMail: librarian@mri.gov.lk


Workshop Schedule – In-service Training   Programme on Library Automation System and Workshop on KOHA – 11th July 2014

Time Event Lecturer
8.30-9.00 am Registration  


Inauguration of the workshop


Speech from Guests

Dr. P.G.Maheepala-DGHS

Dr. Sunil De Alwis-


Dr. Firdosi R Mehta WHO Representative to Sri Lanka


9.20-9.30am Welcome

– explain objectives

– Importance of ICT  for Medical Sector & How KOHA  implemented in MRI

Dr Sanath Thubellage
9.30-9.45 am Importance of  the Library  as the  Information Provider Dr.(Mrs).W.Senevirathne


9.45 am -10 .05 am “Some useful information and E-resources for medical researchers” Prof. Piyadasa  Ranasinghe
10.05-10.25am Introduction to MIR Library Management System – Open Source Koha

– Koha LMS over view

Koha Online Public Access Catalogue

Mr. A.H.K. Balasooriya



10.25- 10.40 am Tea  
10.40-11.15am Extracting information from e-resources for research Dr. Ruwan Gamage
11.15-12.00noon Information retrieval tools and techniques in the e-resource environment Dr. Anusha Wijayaratne
12.00 noon-12.30pm KOHA Modules Mr. A.H.K. Balasooriya


12.30-1.15pm lunch  
1.15-2.30pm KOHA Modules Mr. A.H.K. Balasooriya


2.30-4.30pm  KOHA Modules Mr. A.H.K. Balasooriya


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