Development of an information system for regional literature and culture with INFLIBNET support

Raman Nair, R. Development of an information system for regional literature and culture with INFLIBNET support., 1999 . In National Convention for Automation of Libraries in Education and Research CALIBER-99 (6th :1999 : Nagpur), Nagpur (India), 18-20, February, 1999. [Conference paper]

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Observes that Kendra Sahithya Akademi and Sahithya Akademies for different languages existing in the States of India are having a vast and unique collection on Indian literature and culture and also studies on those topics done all over the world. Most of these Akademies are accepted research centres of the universities for concerned subject areas. But their collections remain unorganised with poor facilities and insufficient staff. Many of the documents in their collections are rare and if lost will be lost for ever to the humanity. Based on an evaluation of the Akademies the study makes recommendations for computerisation of their catalogues and the bibliographies of regional languages and literature they publish, development of electronic database of writers of each language, digitisation of rare documents existing in them as well as applying ICT for improving their overall functioning. Opines that modernising the libraries Sahithya Akademies of the country and also digitally archiving the records they hold will enable the universities doing research on language, literature, culture and allied areas to have the most reliable and authentic knowledge source available for their reference. It will also be an act to conserve our cultural heritage.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: India Kerala Sahithya Akademi Granthasooji Bibliography Literature Culture Language Library Digitization Automation
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
B. Information use and sociology of information
I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HC. Archival materials.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DL. Archives.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HD. Rare books and manuscripts.
D. Libraries as physical collections.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DM. Museums.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HH. Audio-visual, Multimedia.
L. Information technology and library technology > LQ. Library automation systems.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HI. Electronic Media.
F. Management.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HJ. CD-ROM.
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 30 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/8059

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