Technical training: CERN Document Server (CDS), Inspire and Library Services

A new training course, “CERN Document Server (CDS), Inspire and Library Services”, is available since the beginning of the year.

The training course is given by members of CERN’s CDS Team (IT-CIS group) and the Library Services (GIS SIS group) and is intended for all members of personnel of CERN.

This course will present CDS and and the content, scope and scientific information available in or with CDS, as much as the classification and organization of the documents.

It is intended to give you the training needed to know how to use CDS most efficiently and in particular covers:

  • the main characteristics and advanced features for the search of documents (scientific, multimedia, etc).
  • the collaborative tools : baskets, alerts, comments, evaluation, etc.
  • the submission of documents in CDS and examples of workflows.

An important part of the training is composed of various exercises, designed to acquire practical ability to work with CDS in cases similar to real life, including the most advanced features.

Don’t wait:  sign up for the training course directly through the CERN Training Catalogue by clicking on the following link:
Course code: 126CDS01 - CERN Document Server (CDS), Inspire and Library Services

The dates of forthcoming sessions are posted in the CERN Training Catalogue.

The course will be offered in French and English.

For more information, contact the CDS Team directly by sending an e-mail message to

by IT & GS Departments