Using Oss For Developing And Analyzing The Digital Repository Of Child Heath In India Anil Mishra

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The project aims at creating a common public interface by using open source software for the development of the digital repository and analyzing its usability through Google Analytics.
The goal of the digital repository is to ensure the availability of electronic information resources of libraries, organization, NGO’s, department etc. at a common platform now and in the future. The project focuses on common services, operational guidelines, modules, government policies and programs.
This paper highlights the functions, objectives, development and analysis of the digital repository. The paper covers the digital repository of the National child health Resource Centre (NCHRC).

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Using Oss For Developing And Analyzing The Digital Repository Of Child Heath In India Anil Mishra

  1. 1. Using OSS for Developing and Analyzing the Digital Repository of Child Heath in India ICLAM -2011 Mr. Anil Kumar Mishra National Child Health Resource Centre, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW) New Delhi, India
  2. 2. Contents : <ul><li>NCHRC and Why ‘Repository on Child Health? </li></ul><ul><li>Situational analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Plan & Steps of development </li></ul><ul><li>Software selection </li></ul><ul><li>Key features of Repository </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul>
  3. 3. National Child Health Resource Centre <ul><li>Established in 2008 at National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW) </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to strengthen the focus on child health and mainstream child health agenda in public health </li></ul><ul><li>Create a platform at national level for discussion and information sharing on relevant issues. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background Information <ul><li>Poor status of child health: </li></ul><ul><li>Contributes to more than one fifth of the under 5 child deaths globally. </li></ul><ul><li>1.6 million children die before one year of age </li></ul><ul><li>Low percentage of fully immunized children(44%) </li></ul><ul><li>Various Government initiatives to improve the status of child health including the most recent National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to the generation of an abundant resource of information </li></ul><ul><li>Information lies scattered and inaccessible to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Repository on Child Health is an attempt to mitigate this problem and improve management of child health information . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Situation Analysis On Existing Repositories In India <ul><li>WHO- India Health Repository : Key information on Health sector and health systems, limited information, not updated. </li></ul><ul><li>National Health Information Collaboration(NHIC): Information mainly on scientific articles & thesis, information submitted through the authorized content providers only. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Reforms Option Data Base (HS-PROD): Includes case studies and innovative ideas on health sector reforms only. </li></ul><ul><li>NGO Gateway: Contains information related to HIV/AIDS only. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Situation Analysis On Existing Repositories In India cont: <ul><li>Child Health information, not in single place. </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate sharing and exchange of information </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of coherence between the needs and the programs </li></ul><ul><li>Poor visibility of child health issues </li></ul><ul><li>Duplication of efforts. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Plan for Repository Development <ul><li>Goal : Comprehensive ‘National Repository’ of information on child health under a single roof. </li></ul><ul><li>OBJECTIVES: </li></ul><ul><li>Collect published and unpublished information on child health </li></ul><ul><li>Make this resource freely available </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent duplication of efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate updated information. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Target Audience <ul><li>Policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Child health specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Public health professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Frontline workers </li></ul><ul><li>Sources For Collection Of Information: </li></ul><ul><li>National and International Organisations. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Steps For Development <ul><li>Listing and contacting agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Data base developed on MS-Access of more than 900 organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of materials </li></ul><ul><li>More than 600 resource materials collected. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Process for Information Management
  11. 11. Categorization <ul><li>TOPICS </li></ul><ul><li>Maternal health </li></ul><ul><li>Newborn child health </li></ul><ul><li>Immunization </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>General information </li></ul><ul><li>Each topic divided into THEME </li></ul><ul><li>Policies, programs, </li></ul><ul><li>guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Technical publication </li></ul><ul><li>Trainings </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical information </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific article </li></ul><ul><li>IEC/BCC Gallery </li></ul>
  12. 12. Selection Of Software And Customization <ul><li>Comparison of all the available open source software like Joomla, Drupal. </li></ul><ul><li>Selected Drupal CMS on Windows </li></ul><ul><li>platform. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages of Drupal : </li></ul><ul><li>Stable and compatible for our requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Updated regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Completely customizable to fit the needs </li></ul><ul><li>Provides access to the digital work through one interface. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Key Features Of Repository <ul><li>Launched in July 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Collection & management of 600 resource materials </li></ul><ul><li>Free/open access to full text document or resource material for all users </li></ul><ul><li>Categorization of information into specific Topics & Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract, Keywords, Source & Year of Publication for each document along with cover page photograph </li></ul><ul><li>Thesaurus (standardized vocabulary) & Link keywords </li></ul><ul><li>www.childhealthindiainfo.com / www.childhealthindia.info </li></ul>
  14. 15. Source: Google Analytics
  15. 16. Source: Google Analytics
  16. 17. Source: Google Analytics
  17. 18. Source: Google Analytics
  18. 19. Impact <ul><li>Collation and management of child health information at a single place </li></ul><ul><li>User friendly interface, Open access </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing support from organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Interest shown by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to give a link on their website </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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