|Author||Chakravarty, Rupak ♦ Mahajan, Preeti|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Library & information sciences|
|Subject Keyword||Institutional repositories ♦ Open Access ♦ Scholarly Communication ♦ Self-archiving ♦ Open Source Softwares|
|Abstract||The world is witnessing a sea change in the area of scholarly communication. Perhaps the control over scholarly communication has started a gradual shifting from commercial publishers to academic organizations and many author initiatives in the area of Open Access (OA). Open Access is perhaps opening up the major barriers that higher education institutes and libraries face specially when it comes to escalating journal prices and shrinking budgets. Institutional Repositories (IRs) are one of the two most powerful tool to empower and strengthen open access movement. Universities and other academic institutions of the developed countries are already reaping the rich benefits of institutional repositories. The technology is free, the software is available free of cost and the universities are also having the necessary infrastructure for implementing IRs at their premises. The only required link which is missing is the awareness and willingness. To make IRs a success awareness is also needed regarding advantages of self-archiving and publishers’ policies regarding self-archiving. It’s high time that Indian universities should take a decision and a strong commitment to develop IRs and convince the faculty members and research scholars to deposit papers in the digital archive. IRs may also contain learning objects in digital formats thus facilitating IT enabled pedagogy in the Indian universities.|
|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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