|Author||Malhan, I. V. ♦ Rao, Shivarama|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Library & information sciences|
|Subject Keyword||Library Websites ♦ Library Portals ♦ Library Automation ♦ Portal Approach ♦ Integration|
|Abstract||The advent of the World Wide Web and digitisation of publications have resulted in the proliferation of a vast amount and format of content types. Initiatives such as cyber infrastructure recommended by the NSF foundation provide specifications for accessing data, information support the emerging collaborative processes within sciences and includes several components relevant for libraries. Libraries are rapidly changing and expanding to web-based delivery of content and related access services in order to conform to the changing information seeking methods and expectations of their users. Developing an understanding of changing user demands and the basic building blocks of a new architecture will be a challenge in our current library environment. Presently our current technical systems are organized around data (e.g. the catalogue, vendor-based indexes and publishers) or services (e. g. interlibrary-loan, circulation and reference). One approach is to design multitired architectures that include an integration layer providing programme level services for user level applications such as a portal. Web portals are seen as positive potential frameworks for achieving order out of chaos. The library portal is one approach to organize information resources and services in a way that supports the users’ needs. However, the library portal will not be the only starting point for access to the library. The future of library websites in fact lies in integration of different effective information management and need based service modules.|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time. NDLI is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading vernacular languages, (currently Hindi, Bengali and 9 other languages are available). It is designed to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular forms of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examinations, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. It is being developed at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
NDLI is a conglomeration of freely available or institutionally contributed or donated or publisher managed contents. Almost all these contents are hosted and accessed from respective sources. The responsibility for authenticity, relevance, completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability of these contents rests with the respective organization and NDLI has no responsibility or liability for these. Every effort is made to keep the NDLI portal up and running smoothly unless there are some unavoidable technical issues.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), through its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), has sponsored and funded the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) project.
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