Collection development in digital information repositories in India

Das, Anup Kumar; Sen, B.K. and Dutta, Chaitali (2005) Collection development in digital information repositories in India. Journal of Language Technology (Vishwabharat@TDIL), 5 (2). pp. 91-96.

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Abstract

The institutional repository (IR) is a contemporary concept that captures and makes available through Internet and intranet the institutional research output and other relevant documents to the users by way of digitizing the output The IRs have already started emerging in India. This study highlights the importance of IR, delineates the scope and methodology projects the findings. Most of the repositories are using open source information repository software like DSpace, Greenstone Digital Library Software and GNU EPrints. It is observed that generally documents like theses and dissertations, seminar papers, journal articles, etc., are being found more in the repositories. Some of the problems of the repositories have been highlighted and suggestions offered.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Institutional repository; Information repository software; Digital libraries; Collection development; India
Subjects:Information Science > Information Storage and Retrieval
Information Science > Information Services
Information Science > Publishing
ID Code:1262
Deposited By:Mr Anup Kumar Das
Deposited On:11 January 2006

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