Managing Information in the Digital Age | Centre for Science and Environment

Managing Information in the Digital Age

A Short Course on Information Management Tools and Techniques, Strategic Communication and Web-Based Outreach

Course Date:  May 20-23, 2014

Managing information, in the internet era with explosive information availability demands special skills and calls for investments in strengthening the information infrastructure and skills of an organisation.

This specially designed course will teach participants on how to manage all aspects and types of information - Research Papers, White Papers, Studies, Documents, Policy Papers, News clippings, Photos, Contacts, E-mails, Websites, Presentations, Data, Fact Sheets at an institutional level and develop an online resource centre using open source tools and technologies.


Conducted by:

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) with more than 33 years of experience in managing thousands books, articles, news clippings, video films, photographs and contact addresses. CSE is also the developer and manager of virtual information gateway “India Environment Portal (”

Course content:

  • Planning and managing resource centres in the digital age

  • Sourcing information (print/electronic, internet for research)

  • Organising Information:  Classification & Indexing (including digitized resources)

  •  A primer on managing  audio-visual resources (films, photos, Cds, etc.)

  •  Digitisation and e-documentation of news clippings, articles, reports and documents

  •  Building contact databases

  •  Knowledge creation and dissemination (Information Services/Products)

  •  E-mail for outreach (mass mail using open source s/w)

  •  Interactive story telling for the web: how to use data to make infographics &  maps

  •  Online presence : reaching out through the web

  •  Potential of social media and web 2.0 for information dissemination and communication


CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION will be awarded to the participants.

Course Fee

Rs 9,900 per participant 
Accomodation and related costs are not included in the cost. However, CSE can help you find a place to stay.

Who should attend
Information/documentation/communication/web professionals in NGOs/ Government /International Organisations/ Corporate/ Individuals interested in knowledge management and strengthening their organizational capacities.

Programme Schedule

Date:  May 20-23, 2014
Time: 10.30 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: Centre for Science and Environment, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional
Area, New Delhi- 62

How to Apply:

The course fee should be paid in advance by demand draft/cheque in the name of CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT. (Add Rs.15 for all non-Delhi cheques)


Please complete the registration form (below), and email to   with cc to ,

OR post / fax the registration form (appended below) to CSE  (Fax: +91 (011) 29955879)

For information contact:

Kiran Pandey
Programme Director - Knowledge Portal & Information Management
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi - 62
Phone: +91 (011) 29955124/125 (Ext. 287)
Mob: 9968767698
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879




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