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The Department of Posts, Government of India, to date, has set up six full-time postal training centres (PTC) across India to meet the training requirements of its five-lakh strong workforce. PTC Madurai (PTCM), situated in Tamil Nadu, is one such training centre. PTCM has taken a proactive initiative to explore and adopt information technologies in the training and learning domains. It has partnered with the JRD Tata Memorial Library, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, through a small project to set up a digital infrastructure to manage its training programmes and the library collection.
PTCM was looking for a digital library to manage its training materials, an online catalogue for its library collection, and a website. The consultants used three different open-source software to implement the requirements of PTCM viz; EPrints for developing the digital library, Koha for the integrated library management system, and WordPress content management system for developing the website.
In March 2022, the authors (project consultants) were informed by the Baadal team that the NME-ICT project would come to an end by April 2022. The PTCM has taken a backup of all three servers and exploring the option of hosting the three services on a different hosting platform.