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About the HimalDoc implementation. HimalDoc is ICIMOD library online.

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  1. 1. ICIMOD LibraryProjectHUC Librarians MeetingKathmandu26-27 August 2010Deependra Tandukardtandukar@icimod.orgInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain DevelopmentKathmandu, Nepal
  2. 2. Technologies In use • CDS-ISIS, WebAgris (, BooksOnline ( Tested and reviewed • KOHA- Greenstone, NewGenLib, Dspace, Invenio … Currently being developed • Invenio
  3. 3. ICIMOD Library Homepage
  4. 4. Why Invenio Functionalities we were looking for KOHA- Dspace NewGenLib Invenio Greenstone Full text indexing     User Interface Integration Good Good Good between KOHA and Greenstone is not seamless Personalisation  Simple   Access restriction  Flexible  Flexible Display of data Not user-friendly Not very flexible Flexible Flexible
  5. 5. CDS Invenio • Integrated digital library system - formerly CDSware • Free software (GNU-GPL) • Complies with OAI-PMH • Uses MARC21 as bibliographic standard • Developed and maintained by the CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research • Powerful search engine including parallel searching of external libraries/collections • User personalisation, including document baskets and email notification alerts • Flexible and powerful user right management
  6. 6. HUC Library concept
  7. 7. Concept HUC Board members (vice chancellors/ deans) called upon ICIMOD to explore the concept of connecting the HUC libraries especially to provide access to bibliographical records and grey literature and full text thesis, PhD to start with. Dehradun meeting, February 2009 Builds on • Connecting HKH libraries (first discussed in 2003) Couldn’t start – technologies – funding
  8. 8. Goal Link the libraries to give mutual access to information Possibilities (depend on agreement and technologies) 1. Metadata of documents of all (or some of) the libraries accessible from all other libraries (each harvests the others’ data) 2. Metadata of documents of all (or some of) the libraries accessible from ICIMOD (ICIMOD harvests data) 3. Metadata of documents of all (or some of) the libraries searchable from ICIMOD (no harvesting)
  9. 9. Now Library 5 Visit each library No online ICIMOD separately to get presence library the results from Library 3 the libraries Library 4Library 1 Library 2 No online presence
  10. 10. Option 1: two way harvest Visit any library Library 4 and carry out integrated search Library 3 of all libraries ICIMOD library Any Library 1 Library Library 2
  11. 11. Option 2: one way harvest Visit ICIMOD library and carry Library 4 out integrated search of all the Library 3 Library 5 libraries at once ICIMOD Library 1 library Library 2
  12. 12. Option 3: parallel search Visit ICIMOD Library 1 ICIMOD library, search library other libraries at once Library 2 Library 3 Library 1 Library 2 Library 3 Library 4 Library 4
  13. 13. Harvesting HUC Libraries ICIMOD Library Repositories (OAI Compliant) BibHarvest Other BibConvert repositories Metadata WebSubmit Interactive Submissions
  14. 14. Benefits Issue • Research done in our part of the world is not visible due to difficulty in access After libraries are linked • Access to greater volume of knowledge including grey literature and PhD theses (more efficient use of library resources, existing research become the basis for further research, hence contributes to generate new knowledge) • Easier access within and from outside the region to regional research knowledge (helps publicise knowledge, avoids duplication and improves visibility, saves time for researchers)
  15. 15. Ideally! HUC Libraries I ICIMOD Library 4 n Library t Access HUC libraries e Library 1 Library 3 from anywhere any time r with any device f a Library 5 Library 2 c e