Enhancing use and availability of ICT and Library Services ICT and Library Project  PL Marc Thoelen Uhasselt Girum Ketema JU  Flemish team members ICT – Rudy Gevaert by rRDP8w

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									Enhancing use and availability
 of ICT and Library Services
               ICT and Library Project
 PL: Marc Thoelen (Uhasselt)/Girum Ketema (JU)
 Flemish team members ICT
     – Rudy Gevaert (UGent)
     – Bart Ampe (UGent)
     – Bram Mennes (KHK): changed job to KdG Hogeschool
       and can no longer be active
 Flemish team Members Library
     – Egbert Desmet (U Antwerp)
     – Piet De Keyser (Univ. College Leuven)
 Yearly budget : ± 25000 EURO

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               ICT and Library Project
 Team members JU
             Mr. Getachew Bayissa
             Mr.Teklemariam Haile
             Mr. Nigussie Abate
             Mr. Dawit Kifle
             Mr. Minale Ashagrie
             Mr. Yibeltal Tafere
             Mr. Amanuel Chali
             Mr. Biniam Fisseha
             Mr. Eyuel Gessesse
             Mr. Geletaw Sahle
             Mr. Biftu Bekele
             Mr. Salahadin Yesuf

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               ICT and Library Project
 Overall objective
     – Increased use of ICT to enhance quality of
       university activities, incl. research
     – Realisation of a library, supporting education
       and research
 Specific objectives
     – Enhance Intranet + communication
     – Build excellency centre for ICT and Library
     – Create CRC in Gilgel Gibe area

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               ICT and Library Project
 Situation at program start (2007)
     – In 2001 Ethiopean government installed:
           Basic fiber-optic network between 30 existing
            buildings
           Wireless connection to Addis + Internet (4 Mbps)
           Several SUN-servers
     – HW almost outdated
     – E-mail mostly through external providers
       (hotmail, Yahoo, etc)
     – No other services

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               ICT and Library Project
 Activities in AP 2007
     – Aug. 2007: Training 2 network-specialists at
       Ghent/Antwerp/Leuven
           E-mail basic setup
           Bandwidth management


     – Nov. 2007:
           GIS (GRASS) training at JU (W. Buytaert)
           IT-training (MySQL etc.)
           Setup of prototype e-mail server for domain @ju.edu.et



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               ICT and Library Project
 Activities in AP 2007

     - Nov 2007: Library Automation Workshop at JU (Egbert
       de Smet + Piet De Keyser)

          - 28 participants from 14 Eth. Univ.
          - Weblis theory + exercises


     - Jan 2008: training 2 JU-librarians in Leuven/Antwerpen



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               ICT and Library Project
 Activities in AP 2007

     – ‘extra’ Infrastructure fund: 76000 EURO

           18 network-switches (new buildings)
           4 servers
           4 airco units




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               ICT and Library Project
 Activities in AP 2008

- Visit Rudy Gevaert + Piet De Keyser (June)

     -   Start cataloguing project
     -   Installation + maintenance background database
     -   Several external scientific resources available
     -   Start publishing webpages; ok since this summer




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               ICT and Library Project
 Activities in AP 2008

     – Visit Rudy Gevaert + Piet De Keyser (June)

           Installation production (+backup) e-mailserver
           Installation MySQL-database
           FTP-service to exchange data with Gent




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               ICT and Library Project
 Activities in AP 2008

     - visit Rudy Gevaert (sept.)
          - New web- and proxyserver
          - Proof-of-concept LTSP: Linux Terminal Server
            Protocol
                - Allows use of very basic HW to run Linux: ‘thin-client’
                - Most data stored on server
                - Safe for viruses
          - Creation of e-maillists per project (acronyms ?)


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               ICT and Library Project
 Upcoming activities in AP 2008

     - visit Girum Ketema (oct/nov Gent)

          - New assignment
          - Network training


     - Visit Egbert de Smet (JU in comb. Mekelle)


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               ICT and Library Project
 Upcoming activities in AP 2008
     - Call by Close-the-Gap

     – 'STIMIUC' (Scientific and Technological
       Information Management for IUC (jan. ‘09,
       Brussel)




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               ICT and Library Project
 Upcoming Activities in AP 2008/2009
     - training (1 or 2 persons): PHP + application for
       managing the mailserver
     - Buy big UPS for server room
     - Buy rack equipment to store servers




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