|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Library & information sciences|
|Subject Keyword||Current Awareness Service ♦ Table of Contents Service ♦ RSS feed ♦ JournalTOCs|
|Abstract||Scholarly journals are the most important and expensive information sources in any library. Researchers always prefer to search, browse, and follow favourite journals in their field of interest 1. More than 80% of the budget is invested on journal literature by research and academic libraries. Migration to online only subscription is happening faster in libraries to take advantage of its benefits and to meet the demand of the users for accessing information without any restriction of time and space. The shift from print to ‘online only’ needs to be done carefully, bearing in mind the visibility problem of e-only journals. It is necessary to ensure every reader his/her (online) journal and every (online) journal its reader2. User’s preference is to discover articles with a facility to search and locate them using simple full text search features rather than journal titles. Libraries need to re-design the methods for accessing journal literature. New generation discovery tools and Library 2.0 technologies are the best solution to make the journal literature more visible to the users. Personalized services like TOC RSS feeds and TOC alerts are the right tools to promote the usage of journal literature. The paper ‘Linking Users and Online journals in TOCosphere3’ traces the initiatives taken to improve the discoverability of journal literature. A detailed picture of JournalTOCs service from Heriot-Watt University, UK is presented. Implementation of the customized version of this service in VSSC Library is also reported.|
|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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