Sunday, December 28, 2008

Institutional Repositories in India

Nowadays, it is a trend of Institutional repositories all around. Many of the institutions have their repositories which they have built on various open source software. The saddest part of this is that various institutes had created these digital repositories for testing or trial purpose only and could not maintain the pace to streamline those. Many of them are closed and are not being updated regularly. DSpace at INFLIBNET, an institutional repository of the Centre, which is responsible for creating the vibration in the use of open software software for digital library, and for many other important issues, is also not able to host its own institutional repository on regular basis. Following is the list of institutional repositories from India which are currently active on the Internet.


Digital Repository of IIT Bomaby

Digital repository of IIT Bombay is a research produced at IITB. It presents a selection of our best research including full-text of book chapters, conference/proceeding papers, technical reports, journal pre-prints & post-prints, working papers, Patents and others like annual reports etc.


DRS@ino

It is a digital repository service of National Institute of Oceanography, India. DRS@nio tries to collect, preserve and disseminate different institutional publications (journal articles, conference proceeding articles, Technical reports, thesis, dissertations, etc). You can search, browse and access publications of NIO from this collection. In its collection 1491 documents are available.


DSpace@NITR

DSpace@NITR of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela collects, preserves and dissiminates the intellectual output of NITR to the global audience. Presently, it archives journal articles, pre-prints and conference papers authored by NITR researchers.


DSpace@MDI

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon has created its digital library on DSpace.


DSpace at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIMK’s institutional repository, a scholarly archiving facility for the IIMK community, using the DSpace software, Jointly developed by MIT Libraries and Hewlett-Packard Labs. This service enables the Institute community to archive their preprints, post prints and other scholarly publications. In keeping with the objectives of the Open Access movement, this service to facilitate the Institute researchers in self-archiving and long-term preservation of their scholarly publications, provide easy access to these publications world wide and improve impact of their research. While dspace@iimk can be accessed by anybody, submission of documents to this archive is limited to the IIMK research community. Currently 607 documents are there covering various subject areas.


DSpace at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

National Chemical Laboratory, Pune has Open Access to its research and other scientific documents through the digital library built on DSpace software. The 357 documents of scientific nature are hosted on it.


DSpace@INFLIBNET (Accessible sometimes)

INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad is maintaining an institutional repository on DSpace. This institutional repository contains the article published in the proceedings of the International and National conferences and seminars, organized by the Centre. It also includes news and other important material related to library and information science areas.


Digital Collections@INFLIBNET Centre

The UGC funded Major /Minor Research Project database contained full-text of the project report submitted to the University Grants Commission in Science, Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Medicine and Agriculture. This full-text database is maintained by INFLIBNET Centre and the copy of the project reports were received by INFLIBNET Centre from the project investigators in electronic form. The INFLIBNET Centre is happy to include in the UGC Funded Major /Minor Research Project database for the academic user community of this country. The Project database provides maximum options for retrieving the desired project report from the database. Efforts were made to provide maximum information about the project report in the first instance. Efforts were also made to provide maximum fields for searching from the database and included most important fields.


ePrints@SVNIT (Sardar Vallabhbai National Institute of Technology)

ePrints@SVNIT repository collects, preserves and disseminates in digital format the research output created by the SVNIT community.It enables the Institute community to deposit their preprints, postprints and other scholarly publications using a web interface, and organizes thesepublications for easy retrieval. While ePrints@SVNIT can be accessed by anybody, submission of documents to this repository is limited to the SVNIT community. ePrints@SVNIT repository is running on EPrints open archive software, a freely distributable archive system available from eprints.org.


eGyanKosh (It needs registration)

eGyanKosh- a National Digital Repository to store, index, preserve, distribute and share the digital learning resources developed by the Open and Distance Learning Institutions in the country. Items in eGyanKosh are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved by IGNOU, unless otherwise indicated. To access the items in repository registration is required. Registration is free. Currently it is containing around 30,000 documents.


ePrints@IIT Delhi

Digital repository of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi research and Electronic Submission of Theses and Dissertations [ETD]. It contains around 2200 documents.


ePrints@IISc

This is the open access repository of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Prints@IISc repository collects, preserves and disseminates in digital format the research output created by the IISc research community. It enables the Institute community to deposit their preprints, postprints and other scholarly publications using a web interface, and organizes these publications for easy retrieval. While eprints@IISc can be accessed by anybody, submission of documents to this repository is limited to the IISc research community only. Number of publications in the repository is 12010 and still growing.


ePrints@Catalysis

ePrints@Catalysis repository collects, preserves and disseminates in digital format the research output created by the National Centre for Catalysis Research (NCCR) and also other catalysis research publications from India on behalf of the Catalysis Society of India (CSI). It enables the Catalysis community to deposit their preprints, postprints and other scholarly publications using a web interface, and organizes these publications for easy retrieval. While eprints@Catalysis can be accessed by anybody, submission of documents to this repository is limited to the catalysis research community of NCCR and India.


ePrings@SBTMKU

School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai


Indian Institute of Astrophysics Repository

This is the digital repository of publications of Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India, developed to capture, disseminate and preserve research publications of IIAP. You can search, browse and access full text of these publications from the repository. This Repository also hosts papers published in Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India. This repository is created to accommodate all publications of the institute. Which include the archival contents which are out of copyright in the repository for better access. Most of these contents are catalogued, classified, digitized and uploaded in the Open Access Repository with appropriate metadata. For those contents which are protected by copyright only metadata is provided. Researchers can request the Indian Institute of Astrophysics Archives for full-text of these contents. It is a collection of 3955 documents and being updated regularly.


Institutional Repository of National Aerospace Laboratories

NAL's Institutional Repository is the digital archive of the research output of NAL’s scientists. This knowledge base covers journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, presentation/lectures, preprints, Thesis, images etc. One can browse the documents by author, division, subject, date and document type. Both simple and advanced search facilities have been provided. Number of items in the Repository are 2866.


Kautilya Digital Repository of IGIDR

Digital repository of conference proceedings, thesis and dissertations and research articles, etc hosted at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India. It contains around 200 publications of the institute.


NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

You can now access full text articles from research journals published by NISCAIR! Presently full text facility is provided for two of the journals viz. IJBB & IJC-A. For other journals, you can access abstracts. Full text of these journals will be made available in due course of time. The Collection of this repository is 2265 documents.


OpenMED@NIC

It is an open access archive for Medical and Allied Sciences. The aim of OpenMED@NIC is to provide free service to academics, researchers, and students working in the area of Medical and Allied Sciences. Here authors / owners can self-archive their scientific and technical documents. For this they need to register once in order to obtain a user id in OpenMED@NIC system. However no registration is required for searching the archive or viewing the documents. OpenMED@NIC is a discipline based International Archive. It peer-reviewed documents having relevance to research in Medical and Allied Sciences including Bio-Medical, Medical Informatics, Dental, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences. These could be peer-reviewed preprints, postprints (refereed journal paper) and accepted theses. In case of non-English documents, descriptive data [Author, Title, Source etc.], abstract and keywords must be in English. Submitted documents will be placed into the submission buffer and would become part of OpenMED@NIC archive on their acceptance.


NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

One can access full text articles from research journals published by NISCAIR! Presently full text facility is provided for two of the journals viz. IJBB & IJC-A. For other journals abstracts can be accessed. Full text of these journals will be made available in due course of time.


RRI Digital Repository (Raman Research Institute Digital Repository)

This contains the research publications of the faculty and students of the Raman Research Institute. The collected papers of C.V. Raman and the historical records of the institute (Annual Reports and Newspaper Clippings) are also housed here. 3624 documents are there in its collection.



8 comments:

  1. I personally believe that public and private authorities should put more stress in the development and regular updating of these repositories. It will become so much easier for people to get access to information and information sharing will become much easier than it is now.

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    I am fully agreed to you thoughts.

    Thank you.

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