Institutional Repositories in India

Ashok Kumar, N. Institutional Repositories in India., 2009 . In National Seminar on Strategic Information Management in the Digital Era, Tamil Nadu (India), 26-27 March 2009. [Conference paper]


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Institutional Repository (IR) disseminates rich source of digitized materials drafted and published by learned societies. In India major R& D institutes and few Academic Institutes provide an Institutional Repository (IR) service to its clientele. This IR technology offers the Nobel laureates and researchers to deposit their work, which facilitates the target audience to access the research publications via digital form. This paper discusses about the IR technology implementation in Indian institutes, and also describes its objectives, software usages, growth and development of institutional repositories in India. It is stated that most of the institutes adopt the open source IR software’s for creating/developing their own repositories. It is found that major documents deposited in Institutional Repository are theses, dissertations, conference papers, journal articles, reports, patents, etc. This paper also discus about the movement and institutional repositories future in India. This study clearly states that the institutional repository is a very powerful idea that can serve as an engine for institutions of higher education, and more broadly for the scholarly enterprises that supports research activities.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Repository, Open Source, Institutional Repositories, managing digital content
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JH. Digital preservation.
Depositing user: Ashok Kumar N
Date deposited: 13 Sep 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:23


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