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HUC Librarians Meeting


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HUC Librarians Meeting is aimed at linking/connecting the HUC Libraries for better visibility of and access to the research done in the region

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HUC Librarians Meeting

  1. 1. ICIMOD Library Project<br />HUC Librarians Meeting<br />Kathmandu<br />26-27 August 2010<br />Deependra Tandukar<br />
  2. 2. Technologies<br />In use<br />CDS-ISIS, WebAgris(, BooksOnline (<br />Tested and reviewed<br />KOHA-Greenstone, NewGenLib, Dspace, Invenio…<br />Currently being developed<br />Invenio<br />
  3. 3. ICIMOD Library Homepage<br />
  4. 4. Why Invenio<br />Functionalities we were looking for<br />
  5. 5. CDS Invenio<br />Integrated digital library system - formerly CDSware<br />Free software (GNU-GPL)<br />Complies with OAI-PMH<br />Uses MARC21 as bibliographic standard<br />Developed and maintained by the CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research<br />Powerful search engine including parallel searching of external libraries/collections<br />User personalisation, including document baskets and email notification alerts<br />Flexible and powerful user right management<br />
  6. 6. HUC Library concept<br />
  7. 7. Concept<br />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.<br />Dehradun meeting, February 2009<br />Builds on<br />Connecting HKH libraries (first discussed in 2003)Couldn’t start <br />technologies<br />funding<br />
  8. 8. Goal<br />Link the libraries to give mutual access to informationPossibilities (depend on agreement and technologies)<br />Metadata of documents of all (or some of) the libraries accessible from all other libraries(each harvests the others’ data)<br />Metadata of documents of all (or some of) the libraries accessible from ICIMOD (ICIMOD harvests data)<br />Metadata of documents of all (or some of) the libraries searchable from ICIMOD(no harvesting)<br />
  9. 9. Now<br />Library 5<br />No online presence<br />Visit each library separately to get the results from the libraries<br />ICIMOD library<br />Library 3<br />Library 4<br />Library 1<br />Library 2<br />No online presence<br />
  10. 10. Any<br />Library<br />Option 1: two way harvest<br />Visit any library and carry out integrated search of all libraries<br />Library 4<br />Library 3<br />ICIMOD library<br />Library 1<br />Library 2<br />
  11. 11. ICIMOD library<br />Option 2: one way harvest<br />Visit ICIMOD library and carry out integrated search of all the libraries at once<br />Library 4<br />Library 3<br />Library 5<br />Library 1<br />Library 2<br />
  12. 12. Option 3: parallel search<br />Visit ICIMOD library, search other libraries at once<br />ICIMOD library<br />Library 1<br />Library 2<br />Library 3<br />Library 1<br />Library 2<br />Library 3<br />Library 4<br />Library 4<br />
  13. 13. Harvesting<br />HUC Libraries<br />ICIMOD Library<br />Repositories(OAI Compliant)<br />Metadata<br />BibHarvest<br />Other<br />repositories<br />BibConvert<br />WebSubmit<br />Interactive<br />Submissions<br />
  14. 14. Benefits<br />Issue<br />Research done in our part of the world is not visible due to difficulty in access<br />After libraries are linked<br />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)<br />Easier access within and from outside the region to regional research knowledge(helps publicise knowledge, avoids duplication and improves visibility, saves time for researchers)<br />
  15. 15. HUC Libraries<br />Interface<br />Access HUC libraries from anywhere any time <br />with any device<br />Ideally!<br />