MRP Dr. Fulmali

 

FINAL REPORT OF THE WORK DONE ON THE PROJECT 

 

1. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR …

Dr. Shalini Ramdas Fulmali, Dept. Library, Bhalerao Science College, Saoner, Dist. Nagpur

2. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE INSTITUTION …

Bhalerao Science College, Saoner, Dist. Nagpur

3. UGC APPROVAL NO. AND DATE …47-746/09(WRO)    dt  13/08/2009

4. DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION ……01.10.2009  

5. TENURE OF THE PROJECT ……Two years

6. TOTAL GRANT ALLOCATED …  Rs.110000/- (Rs. One Lakh and Ten Thousand only)

7. TOTAL GRANT RECEIVED ……  Rs.90,000/- (Rs. Ninty Thousand only)

8. FINAL EXPENDITURE …………   Rs. 112058/-

(Rs. One Lakh and Twelve thousand onlyand Fifty Eight only)

9. TITLE OF THE PROJECT ……"Institutional Repository Creation."

10. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT…

 The institutional repositories are the digital collections meant for capturing and preserving the intellectual output of a single or multi-faculty institution or an university.

Ø  To create Institutional Repository of Bhalerao Science College scholarly literature.

Ø  To make the literature accessible to the society.

Ø  To make old question papers accessible to student community in digital format.

Ø  To preserve digital materials for the long term

Ø  To encourage open access to scholarly research

Ø  To house digitized collections

 

 

11. WHETHER OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED (GIVE DETAILS)

The original aim of this study was to create institutional repository in Bhalerao Science College, Saoner in this project Including College and University Examination Papers, Research /Papers and Phd Thesis in the repository creation.Thus the objectives were achieved.

12. ACHIEVEMENTS FROM THE PROJECT …………New technology introduce to the user

 

13. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS ……( IN 500 WORDS )

           

As the title of theproposal submitted for minor research paper isthe" create institutional repository in Bhalerao Science College, Saoner " mainly the study was carried out by collecting data from various departments lecturer on their research papers and phd theses and College examination papers and university examination papers. All the data was scan and then upload in dspace software for the use of collection.

Introduction

An Institutional Repository (IR) is a digital archive where a university or college community’s intellectual work is made accessible and preserved for posterity. The concept of IR suggests the tantalizing possibility of greater library influence over the full cycle of scholarly communication on campus, from research through publication, collection, and preservation. Libraries are performing lead role in shaping institutional digital repositories all over the world.

Type of contents included

·         Published, peer-reviewed literature

·         Research Materials

·         Theses

·         Conference Proceedings

·         Old Question Papers

·         Photographs

Detailed Project Planning Steps

Ø  Developing a Service Definition

Ø  Survey academic literature to be digitized

Ø  Install hardware and software systems

Ø  Batch load existing collections

Ø  Setting up new content collections

Ø  Launching a Service

Ø  Running a Service

Ø  Long term tasks – running the system, growing the service, etc.

As DSpace installation is very easy and stores all types of data like Ph.D theses, faculty publications, lecture notes, student’s dissertations, learning objects, PG level & NET/ SET question papers, links to open knowledge objects, project reports, gray literature, un-published theses, necessary photographs etc. successfully and enables the upload from every terminal with fantastic user interface so the researcher has selected DSpace for digitization project. The necessary Software and Installation of DSpace include the following software (version may change) . and also you can obtain latest stable source (version from http://www.dspace.org/latestrelease/

Dspace  Installation

Local library version of Dpace software was chosen and installed with the steps 10 involved for installation.

The survey of literature and data collection was carried out by visiting the nearby libraries and the departments and contacting the peoples working in this field. The visiting to the far places was not possible. The journals were subscribed by giving order.

Dspace being a open-source software is readily extensible, and benefits from the inclusion of BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution ) licenced modules for full-text retrieval, database management, and text extraction from proprietary document formats.The code for Dspace slept within a source code control system available from http://dspace.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/dspace/. This system allows code to be added or modified over time, whilst maintaining a track of all changes and a note of why the change was made and who made it.

Digital libraries will be ubiquitous in the future and will provide the basis for a very broad set of distributed living activities including computer-supported cooperative work, distance learning, electronic commerce and entertainment. The transition to an electronic information workplace has already begun in full force.

It provides a leadership role in the on-line development and application of worldwide access to digital library services. Development of this technology provides valuable fundamental research and supports the broader goal of research and education through improved means for collaboration and distance learning. We believe that digital libraries will significantly impact the quality of education and, indeed, the quality of life over the next decade. The development of digital libraries may be viewed as a fundamental contribution to research in all disciplines. Thus, through international cooperative efforts digital library softwares like dspace should sufficiently become comprehensive to meet the world’s needs with the richness and flexibility that users deserve.

 

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR …

        Dr. Shalini Ramdas Fulmali,

        Dept. Library, Bhalerao Science College, Saoner, Dist. Nagpur

47-746/09(WRO)