IMARK module released

The IMARK Steering Group is pleased to announce the release of the second IMARK module in French entitled "Numérisation et création de bibliothèques numériques" which offers 31 lessons concerned with the creation of digital libraries and the preservation of materials in digital format. Also included are lessons covering copyright issues, electronic formats for text and images, metadata and subject indexing, as well as a comprehensive overview of the creation and management of digital documents.

The module was designed for librarians and other information specialists who wish to master the required skills for creating and disseminating complete electronic documents and information system managers wishing to understand more about document preservation and the creation and dissemination of digital libraries. The module was developed by Cirad, FAO, UNESCO and CTA. A wide range of experts and institutions contributed to the development of the module. This, and all IMARK modules, are available at no-cost either through the IMARK website or on CD-ROM upon request. Learners are encouraged to register and select a course.

The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative to train individuals and support institutions and networks world-wide in the effective management of agricultural information. IMARK consists of a suite of distance learning resources, tools and communities on information management. With over 30 partners and collaborating institutions from around the globe, IMARK activities are coordinated through a Steering Group whose members are: the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), FAO, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (Cirad), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

16 October 2006
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