Thursday, July 17, 2008

4th Comprehensive Training Course for users of Follett Circulation/Cataloging in the Philippines on August 19 to 22, 2008

Electronic Information Solutions, Inc. will hold its 4th Comprehensive Training Course for users of Follett Circulation/Cataloging in the Philippines with this year’s theme “Sustaining the Needs of Filipino Librarians for Proper Library Management with the use of Follett CirCat system”. Cebu Doctors University (CDU) is host to this event. The training will be held at College Internet Room, CDU, Mandaue City, Cebu on August 19 to 22, 2008.

The training will include in-depth lectures and workshops with the following objectives:
1) To enable the participants to have a full knowledge on the entire functionality of Follett CirCat system and maximize the use of the whole system in different ways.

2) To train all the Follett CirCat users with the use of information technology for proper library management in order to assess their needs and interest.

3) To encourage the participants on the new features of Follett CirCat system keeping abreast with the advancing technology for libraries.
4) To interact, understand, and foster camaraderie among Filipino librarians especially among Follett CirCat users.

The training will deal with Follett software feature updates up to version 6.4, software setup and operations including MARC 21, Reports and Statistics, Cataloging Power, Circulation, Data Conversion, System Administration, and topics on Integrating OPAC with e-journals. Our Trainer is an experienced Follett user from one of our pioneer Follett installations in the country assisted by EISI software specialist.

The first comprehensive course was held at De la Salle - College of St. Benilde in Manila in 1999 with Mr. Larry Gilbert of Follett as main trainer. The second edition was held at De la Salle - Zobel in Alabang, Muntinlupa last 2001 with Ms. Sarah Escandor as main trainer. The third edition was held at Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro last 2005. This forthcoming training will help users from our Follett installations nationwide on how to maximize the benefits of the software to their library. Librarians and MIS personnel from Follett sites throughout the Philippines are expected to attend the course.

For more information about this training visit the EISI website at

Please click for online registration and further information

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