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Social Aspects & Creation of Digital Libraries

The presentation includes social aspects in creating digital libraries and my view of creating digital libraries using DSpace, an open source digital repository software

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Social Aspects & Creation of Digital Libraries

  1. 1. Social Aspects & Creation of Digital Libraries by Arun V R KSCSTE Library, Sasthra Bhavan Trivandrum
  2. 2. Digital Libraries • A library in which a significant proportion of the resources are available in machine-readable format accessible by means of computers • The digital content may be locally held or accessed remotely via computer networks • Some of the largest and most successful digital libraries are Project Gutenberg, Ibiblio, and the Internet Archive.
  3. 3. Why Digital Libraries? • Importance of equal access to diverse information for all citizens • Provide new opportunities for innovative educational practices • More and more visitors … online and in the reading rooms • No more physical SPACE CONSTRAINTS
  4. 4. Why Digital Libraries? • Long-term preservation • Cost of maintaining • Users will be able to CHOOSE how to read the information • Offering users FULL TEXT search
  5. 5. Social Aspects of Digital Libraries • Should support the professional, educational and recreational activities of diverse communities • Gap between those with and without access to digital information (Digital Divide) • Broad Access to Content • Infrastructure component
  6. 6. Social Aspects of Digital Libraries… • Free Flow of Ideas • Individual Empowerment and an Informed Citizenry • Formal Education • Preserve intellectual and cultural assets for future generations
  7. 7. Empowering and informing individuals • Inform citizens and narrow the digital divide • Enhance appreciation and engagement with culture and the information society in general • More people are becoming wirelessly connected • Focus new efforts on greater interaction with users in the “ambient intelligent environment” that is emerging.
  8. 8. Open Source • Source code available to users, who can change the software to modify it more closely to their own requirements • DSpace, Greenstone, E-Prints are the leading Open Source Software for developing Digital Library.
  9. 9. DSpace • Open source repository software package typically used for creating open access repositories for scholarly and/or published digital content. • Software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories • Maintained by DuraSpace
  10. 10. Top Reasons To Use DSpace • Large Community • Open Source • Customizable • All institutions types • Out-of-the-box • Any digital content
  11. 11. Visually how DSpace works
  12. 12. Build Your Own Digital Library using Google Drive
  13. 13. Digital Library of KSCSTE using Google Drive KERALA SCIENCE CONGRESS PROCEEDINGS
  14. 14. Concluding… For those many endangered items especially where the climate and other conditions are not friendly to paper and other library items, digitisation provides a viable alternative to preserving them for future generations.
  15. 15. “Digital Library is where the past meets the present and creates the future” Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  16. 16. Thank You…