What is the role of the public libraries of Kerala in the new knowledge society? What will be their new features? SPACE initiated a series of discussions by posing these questions to a set of rural public libraries in the state. Some of the concerns expressed by libraries related to the preservation of valuable books and records in their possession, documentation of local history and engaging younger members of the public in its activities.
SPACE conducted a one-day workshop on LINUX system administration on May 4 2012 for government employees of Institute of Management in Government (IMG), Trivandrum. The major topics covered in the training include desktop management, command line, troubleshooting, connectivity, etc. 14 men and 13 women attended the training session.
SPACE conducted a two day workshop on ICT and New Media with the support of Student Christian Movement of India, Kerala region at St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry on May 3 and 4, 2012. 15 students, predominantly boys, participated in the workshop. The students were trained in various Internet tools and applications. The students were also trained in content management systems so as to help them publish their own content on the web.
SPACE conducted a one day workshop at Govt. Polytechnic, Trikaripur on 20.01.12. SPACE introduced Python's capabilities and alternatives in FOSS against proprietary software.
Insight project of SPACE and Kerala State IT Mission was presented at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Workshop by Mr.Satish Babu, Director, ICFOSS.