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Digital Library Initiatives in India : An Overview

  1. 1. Digital Library Initiatives in India : An Overview Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha Associate Professor and Head Department of Library and Information Science Assam University, Silchar-788011 E-mail: mksinha1965@gmail.com , dr_mk_sinha@yahoo.com 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 1
  2. 2. Break –Up of Paper • Introduction • Digital Library : Concept and Definition • Characteristics of Digital Library • Advantages and Disadvantages of Digital Library • Digital / Electronic Resources • Digitisation and Preservation • IPR and DRM Issues of Digital Resources • Digital Library initiatives in India 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 2
  3. 3. Introduction • The emergence of Internet has added a new dimension to information technology which gave birth to the new concepts of Digital Libraries (DLs), Knowledge Management (KM), and archiving of indigenous culture and heritage materials. • The Digital Libraries have emerged as a crucial component of global information infrastructure, adopting the latest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to promote an organisational structure that encourages communication and resource sharing between the academician and scholars across the nations. • 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 3
  4. 4. Definition and Concept of Digital Library • An electronic library (referred to as a digital library) is a library in which collections are stored in electronic media formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media) and accessible via computers. • The electronic content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. An electronic library is a type of information retrieval system. 12/5/2013 4 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013
  5. 5. Digital Library • The first use of the term digital library in print may have been in a 1988 report to the Corporation for National Research Initiatives. • The term digital libraries was first popularized by the NSF/DARPA/NASA Digital Libraries Initiative in 1994. • The term virtual library was initially used interchangeably with digital library, but is now primarily used for libraries that are virtual in other senses (such as libraries which aggregate distributed content). 12/5/2013 5 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013
  6. 6. Definition and Concept of Digital Library• A distinction is often made between content that was created in a digital format, known as born-digital, and information that has been converted from a physical medium, e.g. paper, by digitizing. • It should also be noted that not all electronic content is in digital data format. • The term hybrid library is sometimes used for libraries that have both physical collections and electronic collections. For example, American Memory is a digital library within the Library of Congress. • Indian University Libraries are also in the transition phase and representing Hybrid Library 12/5/2013 6 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013
  7. 7. Definition and Concept of Digital Library • In the context of the DELOS, a Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries, and DL.org, a Coordination Action on Digital Library Interoperability, Best Practices and Modelling Foundations, Digital Library researchers and practitioners and software developer produced a Digital Library Reference Model which defines a digital library as: • "A potentially virtual organisation, that comprehensively collects, manages and preserves for the long depth of time rich digital content, and offers to its targeted user communities specialised functionality on that content, of defined quality and according to comprehensive codified policies." 12/5/2013 7 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013
  8. 8. Definition and Concept of Digital Library • The Digital Libraries are electronic libraries where the information is acquired, stored and retrieved in digital form. • Digital Libraries are the group-interlinked workstations connected to the high-speed networks. • In the context of digital imaging, librarians face greater challenges in capturing, storing, formatting, retrieval and reproduction of non- textual materials. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 8
  9. 9. Definition and Concept of Digital Library (Contd--) • In digital libraries the e-resources are mounted on the servers located at remote places and the member libraries using user login and password on yearly subscription basis may access the information. • The digital collection resources may be e-journals, bibliographic and full text databases, e-books, e-prints etc called e-resources that may be shown in the digital collection and catalogue of the member libraries for a particular period of time. • The member libraries can access the resources simultaneously at a time or at different time. Therefore many libraries may use the digital collection available at one site at the same time without any problems over the Internet through Dial Up, DSL, Lease Line or VSAT Connectivity. • So the digital libraries are libraries without wall and it is also known as virtual library in broader sense. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 9
  10. 10. Definition of Digital Library • Digital Library has been defined by a UCLA-NSF Social Aspects of Digital Libraries Workshop as ‘Digital Libraries are a set of electronic resources and associated technical capabilities for creating, searching and using information • In this sense they are an extension and enhancement of information storage and retrieval systems that manipulate digital data in any medium (text, images, sounds, static or dynamic images) and exist in distributed network. • The content of digital libraries includes data, metadata that describes various aspects of the data (e.g. Representation, creator, owner, reproduction rights), and metadata that consist of links or relationship to other data or metadata, whether internal or external to the digital library”. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 10
  11. 11. Advantages of Digital Library • No physical boundary. • Round the clock availability ; • Multiple access; • Information retrieval; • Preservation and conservation; • Space.; • Added value.; and • Easily accessible 12/5/2013 11 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013
  12. 12. Elements of Digital Libraries • The U.S. Association of Research Libraries identified five elements common to all definitions of digital libraries: – The Digital Library is not a single entity; – The Digital Library requires technology to link the resources; – Linkage between Digital Libraries and Information Services are transparent; – Universal Access to Digital Library must be a goal; – Digital Library Collections are not restricted to document surrogates but include digital artifacts that have no printed equivalent. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 12
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  16. 16. Information Infrastructure Requirement for Establishing Digital Library • For establishing digital libraries in the university/ institutional libraries, some basic information infrastructure are required in terms of : – Necessary Hardware with latest configuration; – Digital Library Software and Other Supporting Software like DSpace , Greenstone ; – Electronic Resources : Born and Digitized ; – Internet connectivity with high Bandwidth ; – Specialised equipments like digital camera, scanners, sheet feeders, barcode printers etc 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 16
  17. 17. Basic Components for Establishing Digital Library System : Hardware • Digital Computer powered by Pentium IV with high capacity hard disk for Server and Clients in the LAN, Web Servers and FTP Server etc; • Desktop Workstations –PCs; • Capture Devices such as Scanners, Cameras Cards etc. • Cartridge Tape or Disk for backup; 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 17
  18. 18. Hardware Components • High Power UPS (10 or 20 KV) • Printers (Laser and Ink jet printers (latest model), Consoles and Test Computers; • Secondary Storage or Output Devices comprising of CD- ROM Disk (R and RW), DVD, CD-Tower, Flatbed Scanners and Optical Character Recogniser (OCR), Data Compression Device; • High Speed Local Area Network (LAN, WAN), Internet Connectivity ether through Dial-up Connectivity or V-SAT, or through Lease Line or Radio Modem etc 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 18
  19. 19. Software Component • Operating System software: Latest Version of Windows or Linux ; • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Software; • Scanning Software; • Adobe Acrobat Reader; • CD-Read/ Writer Software; • Digital Library Software ie DSpace, Greenstone, Fedora. E-Print etc. • Windows-NT Networking Software, SQL Server Software, Database Management Software; • Web Designing Software like Java, Front Page, XML etc. • RDMBS (Relational Database) Supporting the variety of Digital Databases like ORACLE, PosgreSQL, My SQL etc; • Full Text Search Engines to index and provide access to digital resources 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 19
  20. 20. Tools of Digital Library • There are various tools through which digital library can be operationalised in a network environment. These tools are: – e-mail, – mailing lists, – newsgroups, – bulletin board, – web form, polling, – instant messaging, – Chat, conferencing, – Internet Telephony, – video conferencing and virtual worlds. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 20
  21. 21. Digital Library Software • Dspace is available at http://www.dspace.org: DSpace is a digital library system to capture, store, index, preserve, and redistribute the intellectual output of a university’s research faculty in digital formats developed jointly by MIT Libraries and Hewlett-Packard (HP), DSpace is available to research institutions world-wide as an open source system that can be customized and extended. • Green Stone Digital Library Software: It is Open Source Software available from http://greenstone.org under the term of the GNU General Public License. • GNU E-Prints Archiving Software (Version 2.2.2): The software is available from http://www.eprints.org • Ganesha Digital Library Software: GDL can be downloaded free of cost at http://gdl.itb.ac.id/download/ • Libraonix Digital Library System: The Libronix DLS is available from the site http://www.logos.com/products.12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 21
  22. 22. Digital Library Services • Access of CD-ROM based information retrieval services in a network environment; • Access to On-line Public Access catalogue (OPAC) within the campus or over Internet; • Provision of on-line circulation services (like reservation and queries); • Online Subscription to journals • E-mail/ Internet Access; • Access to online databases for providing Indexing and Abstracting Services; • Content Page Services; • CAS and SDI Services through e-mail alert or group messaging; • Online access to in-house databases through Campus LAN over Intranet; • Access to Shared or Union Catalogue available at remote locations • Document Delivery of Digital content on demand; and many more services as per the requirement of the users. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 22
  23. 23. Digital Library Initiatives in India • In Indian scenario the concept of establishing digital libraries is coming –up. • The modern computerised libraries where all library operation is being carried out by the specialised library application software and suitable hardware and software for creating and using library databases. • These libraries are also having traditional collections but they are procuring digital resources in the form of e-journal subscriptions, bibliographical and Full Text Databases in CD-ROM/ DVD –ROM format, Online Databases of specialised subjects. • These e-resources can be accessed over the Internet on IP based identification of users. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 23
  24. 24. Digital Library Initiatives in India • The concept of Digital Libraries and digitisation has started in the western countries in the last couple of decades back. In developing countries including India, initiatives are being taken. • The Government of India has already taken initiatives with the help from the United States of America. • The National Science Foundation of the USA has initiated the “Million Book Project” at the Carnegie Mellon University in USA with India as a partner in this endeavor. • The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, is the focal point of this activity in India. The project is an International cooperative attempt to digitize a million seminal books in fields that happen to be in the public domain or are copyrighted but out of print, making them freely available on the web to anyone at any time anywhere in the world. This helps bridging the barriers in terms of time, geographical location and economic strata of the users. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 24
  25. 25. Digital Library Initiatives in India • The project aims at digitizing a million books by 2005 in India alone. When completed, it will be an important contribution in the field of digitisation in India. • As part of this project, India launched the ‘ Digital Library of India Portal’ in September 2002. • While inaugurating the Portal, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the Hon’ble President of India in his inaugural address said “India has taken the initiative at the right time”. • 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 25
  26. 26. Digital Library Initiatives in India • As a part of the digitization efforts, the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India, also launched the National Mission for Manuscripts in February 2003. • Shri Atal Behari Vajpaee, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, inaugurated the Mission. • The main objectives of the mission are to facilitate conservation and preservation of manuscripts through training, awareness, and financial support; to document, catalogue, and promote access to Indian manuscripts; to encourage scholarship and research in the study of Indian languages and manuscriptology; and to build a National Manuscript Library 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 26
  27. 27. Digital Library Initiatives in India • Digital Library of India • The digital Library of India project is hosted by the Regional Mega Scanning centre, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad in co-operation with IISc, CMU, NSF, ERNET and MCIT for the Govt. of India and 21 participating centres. It has developed substantial collection of books, journals, newspapers and manuscript ( http://dli.iiit.ac.in/ ). 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 27
  28. 28. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) • NISCAIR and the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) have entered into an agreement for establishing a Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) on Ayurveda. • NISACRE is the implementing agency for this project. Its responsibility include providing user friendly software, setting up of TKDL hardware and software platform data entry, digitizing images of Slokas, making Directory on Traditional Knowledge Resource Classification (TKRC), popularizing the database and hosting the database in web/ portal. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 28
  29. 29. National Science Library/ National Digital Library • National Science (Digital) Library is a comprehensive collection of Science & Technology publications in the country offering services on a national scale. • It subscribes to almost all S & T periodicals and has over 1,80,000 bound volumes of books and periodicals. National Science Library has also an Electronic Library Division with a rich collection of more than 5,000 foreign journals, conference proceedings etc and a large number of databases including CA, CAB, SCI, Current Contents, Indian Standards and US Patents. • It has been planned to digitize the NSL holdings and to facilitate storing of digitised information in the emerging electronic library environment, eventually converting NSL into National Science Digital Library (NSDL), which would serve as a model for other libraries throughout the country. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 29
  30. 30. Digital Library Initiative at National Library of India, Kolkata • National Library, Kolkata has initiated a mega project of digitisation of rare manuscripts, books, artifacts, paintings etc. in digital form. • The digitised documents are saved in CD-ROM / DVD. For digitisation a very modern digital lab has been established and the work of digitisation has been given to a commercial firm, which is doing the job with the assistance from the in-house staff. • This project is under progress and it this project is being funded by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. In this way the rare library resources are being preserved and conserved by the National Library, Kolkata (http://www.nlindia.org). 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 30
  31. 31. Nalanda Digital Library Initiatives by NIT, Calicut Library • Nalanda, the Digital Library initiated in 1999 at National Institute of Technology Calicut, is one of the largest digital libraries in the country. NALANDA serves members of the campus in meeting their academic & research needs by providing timely & up-to-date information with value added services in all the areas of Science/Engineering/Technology. Apart from the Digital Library Reading Room, members can access the NALANDA from the entire campus. Following facilities are available : • Online Journals eBooks in Engineering and Science eBooks in Arts and Humanities Electronic Theses and Dissertations Journal Back Volumes Collection Conference Proceedings Database & Handbooks Application Notes and Data Sheets Special Collections NITC Resources E-Learning Courses Computer Based CD ROM Tutorials Create Profile Login • • 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 31
  32. 32. ETDs Initiative in India • Sodhganga Project initiated by INFLIBNET; • Sodhgagotri Project initiated by INFLIBNET • Vidya Nidhi Projects • The Library and Information Science Department of Mysore University has taken up the ambitious project, which aims to create an online database of all doctoral theses and dissertations published by Indian Universities. Having successfully completed the pilot project sponsored by the Union Science and Technology Ministry’s National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), the university has begun work in July 2003 on the national task of digitizing around 30,000 theses in English and multiple Indian languages published every year by 300 Indian Universities and autonomous educational institutions. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 32
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  34. 34. UGC - Sponsored Library Network INFLIBNET (Information & Library Network), Ahmedabad An autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC) It is a major National Programme initiated by the UGC in 1991 with its Head Quarters at Gujarat University Campus, Ahmedabad. Initially started as a project under the IUCAA in 1988; It became an independent Inter-University Centre in 199612/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 34
  35. 35. Digital Library initiatives at INFLIBNET • UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium • N-LIST Programme for College Libraries • Institutional Repositories at INFLIBNET • ETDs Initiatives at INFLIBNET • Hosting of Scholarly Journals 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 35
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  39. 39. Successful Consortia Initiatives for E-Resource Consortia Initiatives in India • UGC-INFONET (INFLIBNET) : 142 University Libraries • http://web.inflibnet.ac.in/info/ugcinfonet/ugcinfonet.js p : 5000 + E-Journals and Databases, JCCC • INDEST Consortium (AICTE) : 120 (38 MHRD Institute and 82 others)(10000 e-journals, 16 Databases, JCCC) http://paniit.iitd.ac.in/indest/ • FORSA (Astronomy / Astrophysics Libraries : 11 Libraries ( http://www.iiap.res.in/library/forsa/html ) • DAE : 50 Libraries (1600 E-Journals) ( http://www.tirf.res.in/~libws/ ) • N-LIST Project of UGC-INFONET and AICTE-INDEST 12/5/2013 39 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013
  40. 40. E-Resource Consortia Initiatives in India • CSIR: 40 ( 3100 E-Journals) http://www.niscair.res.in/Activitiesandservices/Maj orProjects/majproj.htm#ejournalconsortia • ISRO: 12 Libraries ( 900 e-journals and JCCC • IMM (6 Libraries ): http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/ • http://www.iimb.ernet.in/, http://www.iimcal.ac.in/ • http://www.iimidr.ac.in/ • http://www.iimk.ac.in/ • http://www.iiml.ac.in.in/ 12/5/2013 40 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013
  41. 41. E-Resource Consortia Initiatives in India • HELINET (RGUHS, Karnataka) ( 26 Libraries) (600 e-journals) (http://www.rguhs.ac.in/hn/newhell.htm • ICICI Kandnowledge Park ( 7 Libraries) 500 E- Journals and JCCC Services ( http://www.iciciknowledgepark.com/ • ICMR (24 Libraries) ( 693 E-Journals and JCCC Services) ( http://www.jccc.informindia.co.in/about/about. asp 12/5/2013 41 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013
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  43. 43. E-Resources under UGC-INFONET 09 Central and 02 State Universities are the part of 142 Universities Chosen by INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad for access to E-Resources; 5000 + E-Resources from 23 World Class Publishers are available under UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium for Full-Text, Abstracts , and Table of Contents Access of E-Journals, Databases; www.inflibnet.ac.in 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 43
  44. 44. Publishers Wise Details of E-Resources under UGC-INFONET American Chemical Society (ACS): 31 Journals in Chemistry (http://pubs.acs.org ) Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): 27 Journals in Chemistry (http://www.rsc.org ) Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Chemical Abstract Databases: (http://www.cas.org ) Nature Publications: Nature ( http://www.nature.com) 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 44
  45. 45. E-Resources under UGC-INFONET • Institute of Physics: 36 Journals in physics including archival access (http://www.iop.org/EJ) • Cambridge University Press: 68 Journals from different scientific disciplines. • (http://journals.cambridge.org ); • Project Muse (John Hopkins University) 220 Journals in social sciences , Humanities, and Mathematics (http://muse.jhu.edu/journals ) • BIOSIS: Biological Abstract Databases (http://www.biosis.org ) • Encyclopaedia Britannica (http://www.britanica.com ) • JSTOR (http://www.jstor.org ) • American Institute of Physics: 36 Journals in Physics (http://www.aip.org ) 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 45
  46. 46. E-Resources under UGC-INFONET • American Physical Society (http://www.aps.org ) • Science Online (http://www.scienceonline.org ) • Annual Reviews (http://www.annualreviews.org ) • Springer Link Journals (http://www.springerlink.com ) • Kluwer online (http://www.kluweronline.com ) • Emerald Library Science Collections (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ft ) • Elsevier Science-Life Science Collections (http://www.sciencedirect.com ) • Ingenta Gateway Portal (http://gateway.ingenta.com ) • J-Gate Gateway Portal (http://www.j- gate.informindia.co.in ) 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 46
  47. 47. INDEST –AICTE Consortium • The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has set-up the "Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences and Technology (INDEST) Consortium" on the recommendation made by the Expert Group appointed by the ministry under the chairmanship of Prof. N. Balakrishnan. • The Ministry provides funds required for subscription to electronic resources for (37) institutions including IISc, IITs, NITs, IIMs and a few other centrally-funded Government institutions through the consortium headquarters set-up at the IIT Delhi. Besides, (60) Government or Government-aided engineering colleges and technical departments in universities have joined the Consortium with financial support from the AICTE. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 47
  48. 48. C o r e M e m b e r s • The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) provides funds required for providing differential access to various electronic resources subscribed by the Consortium for 37 core member institutions. The members of core group of Institutions are as follows: • IITs and IISc (8) • NITs , ISM, SLIET and NERIST ( 20) • IIIT and IIITM (2) • IIMs and NITIE (7) • AICTE - Supported Members (60) • AICTE provides funds for access to e-resources to (60) Government engineering colleges or technical institutions. • Self-supported Institutions (99) 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 48
  49. 49. E-Resources at INDEST Consortium • ABI / Inform Complete (http://www.il.proquest.com/pqdauto) • ACM Digital Library (http://portal.acm.org/portal.cfm) • ASCE Journals ( http://scitation.aip.org/publications/myBrowsePub.jsp) • ASME Journals ( + A M R ) ( http://scitation.aip.org/publications/myBrowsePub.jsp ) • ASTM Standards and Journals Standards: ( http://enterprise.astm.org Journals: http://journalsip.astm.org/ ) • Capitaline (http://www.capitaline.com/intranet/INDEST_consortium.htm ) • CRIS INFAC Ind. Information (http://www.crisil.com/ ) • Digital Engineering Library (DEL) (http://www.digitalengineeringlibrary.com/ ) • EBSCO Databases ( http://search.epnet.com/ ) 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 49
  50. 50. E-Resources at INDEST Consortium • Elsevier's Science Direct (http://www.sciencedirect.com/ ) • Emerald Full-text (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ ) • Emerald Management Xtra (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ ) • Engineering Science Data Unit (ESDU) (http://www.esdu.com/ ) • Euromonitor (GMID) (http://www.portal.euromonitor.com/portal/server.pt ) • IEEE / IEE Electronic Library Online (IEL) (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ ) • Indian Standards (Intranet Version ) • INSIGHT (http://www.insight.asiancerc.com/ ) • Nature (http://www.nature.com/ ) 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 50
  51. 51. E-Resources at INDEST Consortium • ProQuest Science ( formerly ASTP ) (http://www.il.proquest.com/pqdauto) • Springer Link (http://www.springerlink.com/) • COMPENDEX on EI Village (http://www.engineeringvillage2.org ) • INSPEC on EI Village (http://www.engineeringvillage2.org ) • J-Gate Custom Content for Consortia (JCCC) (http://jccc-indest.informindia.co.in/ ) • MathSciNet (http://www.ams.org/mathscinet ) 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 51
  52. 52. E-Resources at INDEST Consortium • SciFinder Scholar (http://www.cas.org/SCIFINDER/SCHOLAR/ind ex.html (access through a Z39.50 Client to be installed on each PC) • Web of Science • About Open Access • Open Access E-Journals • (Source : http://paniit.iitd.ac.in/indest/) 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 52
  53. 53. Other Consortium • CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) Consortium • (http://www.niscair.res.in/activitiesandservices/ major projects/majproj.htm ) • • IGCAR (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research) Consortium • FORSA Consortium • Urdu Research Library Consortium (URLC) • ( http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi- bin/uric.pv ) 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 53
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  60. 60. National Initiatives to Develop Institutional Digital Repositories / Open Archives • Self-Archiving • e-Prints, an institutional repository of research output from the premier Indian research institute, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/). 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 60
  61. 61. Open Access Journals Initiatives by Scientific Societies / Scientific Publishers • Indian Statistical Association, which provides full text access of its journal SANKHYA (http://sankhya.isical.ac.in/) ; • National Collection of Industrial Micro-organism (NCIM) http://ncl-india.org/ncim ; and • National Centre of Biodiversity Informatics: http://wwwncbi.org.in • 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 61
  62. 62. Open Access Journals Initiatives by Scientific Societies / Scientific Publishers • Indian Academy of Sciences: (http://www.ias.ac.in/); • Indian National Science Academy (http://www.insaindia.org/); • BioLine International: (http:// www.bioline.org.br/); • Indian MEDLARS Center: (http://indmed.nic.in/); • NISCAIR (National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources) Journals ((http://www.niscom.res.in/ScienceCommunication). ; 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 62
  63. 63. Institutional Digital Repositories Developed in India • E-prints @iisc : http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in • Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC) (http://drtc.isibang.ac.in ) • Digital Repository of IIT Bomaby • DRS@nio • DSpace@NITR • DSpace@MDI • DSpace at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode • DSpace at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune • DSpace@INFLIBNET • Digital Collections@INFLIBNET Centre 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 63
  64. 64. Institutional Digital Repositories Developed in India • ePrints@SVNIT (Sardar Vallabhbai National Institute of Technology) • eGyanKosh (It needs registration) • ePrints@IIT Delhi • ePrints@Catalysis • ePrings@SBTMKU • Indian Institute of Astrophysics Repository • Kautilya Digital Repository of IGIDR • NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository • OpenMED@NIC • RRI Digital Repository (Raman Research Institute Digital Repository) 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 64
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  67. 67. Conclusion • Now the central Library, Computer Centre and Department have been connected with campus wide network under National Knowledge Network Initiatives NME-ICT . We are member of that initiatves ; • So we must utilise the available resources under UGC-INFONET Digital Library consortia, DelCon Consortia (Bio-Medical Sciences) and other Open Access Resources available over Internet for research and development activities to take this university to its maximum heights. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 67
  68. 68. Conclusion • Library Networking by various agencies have been momentum in the country. Amongst all other Library Networks , INFLIBNET has been playing a significant role for the modernization of University and College Libraries of India in general and NE Region of India in particular; • Thanks to INFLIBNET for Bridging the Digital Divide ; • We are located in remote area but we are no longer remain electronically isolated lagging behind rest of the country; • Now we have ample E-Resources at our hand . We have to optimally utilized the resources for academic and research output converting our dreams into reality. 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 68
  69. 69. Thanks and Have a Nice Day 12/5/2013 Workshop on Best Practices : Digital Library , Organised by Rabindra Library, Assam University, Silchar, November 29, 2013 69

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