ROAD-MAP FOR A NEW CONSORTIUM TOWARDS STRENGTHENING NARS LIBRARIES C. DEVAKUMAR Principal Scientist  Indian Agricultural R...
CURRENT SCENARIO <ul><li>Services too archaic in the light of ICT Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Localized services  </li></...
<ul><li>The National Agenda for Governance, which is the Government's policy blueprint, has taken due note of the ICT Revo...
No physical boundary .  Round the clock availability .   Multiple access . The same resources can be used simultaneously b...
<ul><li>LIMITATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Access to digital libraries is dependent upon a stable information technology infras...
CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: Selection Criteria Professional librarian with pro-active attitude and service Enough resources at ha...
Proposed Title STRENGTHENING OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT  UNDER NARS
NARS LBRARY MISSION:   TO TRANSFORM  FROM A TRADITIONAL LIBRARY FORMAT TO A PORTAL ACCESSIBLE  BY World Wide Web “  take a...
Proposed Consortium Objectives <ul><li>Strengthening of automation of library management and to develop union catalogue co...
Possible Types of Resources <ul><li>Annual Reports, newsletter, success stories, special bulletins, convocation addresses,...
ELEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Conversion of library catalogs into Union Catalogues  compatible and accessible to global n...
<ul><li>Technical Expertise to be hired </li></ul><ul><li>Digitalization:  </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of Standard So...
<ul><li>TECHNICAL  SPECIFICATIONS:  </li></ul><ul><li>BENCHMARK FOR BEST PRACTICES </li></ul><ul><li>DIGITIZING TECHNIQUE ...
HRD <ul><li>Capacity building of librarians and other professionals on  </li></ul><ul><li>Library management with referenc...
DELIVERABLES <ul><li>Automated Library management </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional digital repositories </li></ul><ul><li>U...
As we move into the electronic era of digital objects it is important to know that  there are new barbarians at the gate a...
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Consortium on Digitization of Indian Agricultural Library Resources

  1. 1. ROAD-MAP FOR A NEW CONSORTIUM TOWARDS STRENGTHENING NARS LIBRARIES C. DEVAKUMAR Principal Scientist Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi-110012
  2. 2. CURRENT SCENARIO <ul><li>Services too archaic in the light of ICT Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Localized services </li></ul><ul><li>Possible duplication of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Space limitation for growth </li></ul><ul><li>Staff crunch </li></ul><ul><li>Budget constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Poor visibility @ world catalog </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The National Agenda for Governance, which is the Government's policy blueprint, has taken due note of the ICT Revolution that is sweeping the globe </li></ul><ul><li>Many Indian Libraries have taken up the challenge of modernization to develop the machine readable catalogue (MARC), machine readable full text documents to provide greater accessibility to full text databases of different nature; </li></ul><ul><li>Changing the focus of public libraries from providing library services to the fulfilling the long pending focus of right to information . </li></ul>Metamorphosis: Winds of Change
  4. 4. No physical boundary . Round the clock availability . Multiple access . The same resources can be used simultaneously by a number of institutions and patrons Information retrieval . The user is able to use any search term (word, phrase, title, name, subject) to search the entire collection with user-friendly interfaces, giving clickable access to its resources. Preservation and conservation . Digitization is not a long-term preservation solution for physical collections, but does succeed in providing access copies for materials that would otherwise fall to degradation from repeated use. Digitized collections and born-digital objects pose many preservation and conservation concerns that analog materials do not.. Space . Unlike traditional libraries digital information requires very little physical space to contain them and media storage technologies are more affordable than ever before. Added value . The quality of images can be improved. Digitization can enhance legibility and remove visible flaws such as stains and discoloration Operational savings WHY DIGITAL LIBRARY?
  5. 5. <ul><li>LIMITATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Access to digital libraries is dependent upon a stable information technology infrastructure (power, computers, communications links etc). </li></ul><ul><li>Limited resources in smaller libraries and repositories may not permit in dealing with long term digitization projects. </li></ul><ul><li>With technological standards changing over time, forward migration must be a constant consideration of every library necessitating to transfer digital objects to new and more stable formats. </li></ul><ul><li>There would be rising costs that result from continually replacing the older technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Complex intellectual property matters may become involved since digital material isn't always owned by a library. </li></ul>
  6. 6. CONSORTIUM PARTNERS: Selection Criteria Professional librarian with pro-active attitude and service Enough resources at hand Assured internet connectivity and infra-structure Regional Balance
  7. 7. Proposed Title STRENGTHENING OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT UNDER NARS
  8. 8. NARS LBRARY MISSION: TO TRANSFORM FROM A TRADITIONAL LIBRARY FORMAT TO A PORTAL ACCESSIBLE BY World Wide Web “ take an Indian Initiative to ICT to promote and facilitate the development of digitization of its resources and catalogues and provide life long accessibility of information through library resources through modernization and automation of its services.”
  9. 9. Proposed Consortium Objectives <ul><li>Strengthening of automation of library management and to develop union catalogue compatible with the world catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Creation and maintenance of digital repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Networking such digital libraries within the consortium and extend the network to relevant organizations outside NARS </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building of librarians of NARS and other professionals on modern aspects of Library and Information Management </li></ul>
  10. 10. Possible Types of Resources <ul><li>Annual Reports, newsletter, success stories, special bulletins, convocation addresses, endowment lectures, faculty/ scientists’ profiles </li></ul><ul><li>M. Sc. Theses (only title, author, abstract and summary), Pre-prints, Research and Review papers, patents, monographs, handbooks, extension materials, course curricula and lecture schedules, lecture notes and proceedings of trainings, power point presentations etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Final reports of important committees, notifications and projects </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Reports, </li></ul><ul><li>Archives of heritage value such as awards, certificates, visitors’ book, rare photos and such other collections </li></ul>
  11. 11. ELEMENTS OF ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Conversion of library catalogs into Union Catalogues compatible and accessible to global network </li></ul><ul><li>Digitization of dissertations and other institutional publications </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Web 2.0 technologies and discussion forum </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded search services using new standard tools </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building of librarians and interested professionals of NARS </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Technical Expertise to be hired </li></ul><ul><li>Digitalization: </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of Standard Software and Tools, and Protocols, </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark for Best Practices for Developing Value Based Products, Use of New Technology for Scanning, Database Generation, Content Analysis, Content Management </li></ul><ul><li>Library Automation Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation and Preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Enabling Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal Application </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>BENCHMARK FOR BEST PRACTICES </li></ul><ul><li>DIGITIZING TECHNIQUE : SCANNING, OCR, RESOLUTION PROOFING, FORMATING </li></ul><ul><li>Frameworks choice of repository software: DSpace , Eprints , and Greenstone Digital Library Software . The Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System ( OAIS ) for Digital preservation </li></ul><ul><li>METADATA CREATION USING UNIMARC AND DUBLIN CORE </li></ul><ul><li>File format : TIFF and PDF or any other; Organization of Images and the corresponding metadata in DBMS using standard open source software </li></ul><ul><li>CONTENT ANALYSIS & MANAGEMENT SYSTEM </li></ul><ul><li>PLATFORM USED AND PORTABILITY </li></ul><ul><li>WEB ENABLING </li></ul><ul><li>DELIVERABLES </li></ul><ul><li>PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RETRIEVAL INTERFACE WITH STANDARD SEARCH STRATEGY: Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) or Z39.50 protocol </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. HRD <ul><li>Capacity building of librarians and other professionals on </li></ul><ul><li>Library management with reference to Union catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Creation, Organization and management of online digital libraries and Institutional Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Web 2.0 Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>User Interaction and web-security </li></ul><ul><li>Online Search services </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing annual conference cum workshop </li></ul>
  15. 15. DELIVERABLES <ul><li>Automated Library management </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional digital repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Union catalogs – serials, monographs, dissertations etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Website with content management system </li></ul><ul><li>open access service provider </li></ul><ul><li>Trained librarians in maintenance of digital online library </li></ul>
  16. 16. As we move into the electronic era of digital objects it is important to know that there are new barbarians at the gate and that we are moving into an era where much of what we know today, much of what is coded and written electronically, will be lost forever. We are, to my mind, living in the midst of digital Dark Ages; consequently, much as monks of times past, it falls to librarians and archivists to hold to the tradition which reveres history and the published heritage of our times. Terry Kuny, National Library of Canada (1998) LEST WE FORGET
  17. 17. THANKS

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