|Author||Sherikar, Amruth ♦ Jange, Suresh|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Library & information sciences|
|Subject Keyword||Library Software ♦ Open Source Software ♦ Digital Library|
|Abstract||Open source software production is a successful new innovation model which disproves that only private ownership of intellectual property rights fosters innovations. The emergence of Open Source Software (OSS) has gained the attention of research librarians and created new opportunities for libraries to make optimum utilization of the software keeping in view of the benefits not only to the users, but also to the libraries with respect to time, space and accessibility. The paper attempts to discuss the concept of Open Source Software in the modern era by highlighting the relevance of it to the library profession by tracing historical developments of Open Source Software’s. It also elucidates the development of open source operating systems over a period of time and provides briefly the Open Source Software projects available in the Internet era for the professionals of different disciplines.|
|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.
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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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