|Author||Mehta, Deepak ♦ Bhat, M. Ishwara|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Library & information sciences|
|Subject Keyword||Open Source Software ♦ DSpace ♦ EPrints ♦ Koha ♦ Greenstone ♦ NewGenLib ♦ LibraryTransformation|
|Abstract||Since last two decades, we have been witnessing a growing application of Open Source Softwares (OSSs) in Indian libraries. The present study is an attempt to find out the impact of OSSs and how they are driving the transformation of Indian libraries. The research was undertaken by studying the websites of 127 libraries which use one or the other OSS in India. The main OSSs used are: DSpace, Greenstone, NewGenLib, EPrints and Koha. The authors studied the contents of these library sites and noted how the OSSs were deployed to launch a variety of new services including Digital Archives, New Book information, Online SDI apart from marketing the libraries and providing a 24x7 access. New content made available through library sites using OSS include: Pictures, Theses, Research Papers, Book Chapters, Patents, Annual Reports, Videos/Audios, PPTs, Rare books, Institutional publications, Book Cart facility, etc. OSSs have also made library experience more interesting by facilitating self uploading/downloading of documents and user interaction online. OSSs have also been instrumental in promoting resource sharing besides serving as a tool to librarians to develop their IT skills. The paper recommends Indian librarians to explore other useful OSSs too, such as VuFind, Library Find, Calibre , PMB, Evergreen, OpenBiblio, etc. Other recommendations include development of guidelines for uploading/downloading documents, improved design for institutional repository webpages, use of standard subject headings, regular update and enriching library sites with more content.|
|Description||9th Convention PLANNER-2014 in reaction to Dibrugarh University, Assam, September 25-27, 2014|
|Part of series||PLANNER-2014;45|
|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 (NDL India) pilot 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. NDL India is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading Indian languages. It is being arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular form of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination, 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. The pilot project is devising a framework that is being scaled up with respect to content volume and diversity to serve all levels and disciplines of learners. It is being developed at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
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