E-Resources management through portal: A case study of Technical Information Center

Poornima, Narayana and Goudar, IRN (2005) E-Resources management through portal: A case study of Technical Information Center. In: International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICIM2005), 22-25 Feb 2005, Mumbai, India.

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    The heterogeneous nature of the documents both in terms of physical forms, types,sources of generation following different standards and that of users carrying both 13; research and development work demanding services suitable to them and co-existence of both old timers loving only print documents and younger scientists asking for documents on to their desk tops, the responsibility of information professionals is becoming much more challenging. The developments in information technology and their applications to library and information services have given new dimension to the entire spectrum of information management. The information generated is usually stored in four physical media: paper, film, optical, and magnetic disks. The e-document be it a book, journal, technical report, conference proceedings is portable; has random access to its contents; and the document can also be a multimedia object, in that it may contain not only text, but also graphics, drawings, photographs or video. Now we have the emergence of publications over the electronic networks and the activity took off in a big way following the invention of the World Wide Web. The Open Access movement is becoming the order of the day. More than 3000 journals are free on net for anybody to access. A number of Institutional repositories and e-Prints archives have thrown challenge to the publishing industry. . The developments in ICT have enabled the Information Centers to develop many innovative tools and techniques for acquiring, organizing, retrieving and disseminating knowledge sources, generating information services and marketing them to its clientele. 13; 13; Consortium approach through different pricing, management and licensing models is enabling the libraries to provide access to thousands of e-journals, e-books and other kinds of e-documents. The Information center at NAL with its state-of-the-art library has progressed a good deal in this direction by acquiring different kind of documents especially e-form, cataloguing amp; processing them appropriately, storing and giving access to its patrons not only in library premises, but on to the desk tops spread in three different campuses through laboratory LAN and also extending selected services through Internet for the benefit of any body from any part of the world. 13; Created and maintained by ICAST the Portal x2018;AeroInfox2019; (www.aeroinfo.org.in) serves as one window information search facility for Web sources in aerospace science and technology. This virtual library facilitates multiple approach to information seekers as the web sources are indexed and organised using different schemes of classification including NASA subject categories. Care is taken to cover Indian aerospace sources exhaustively. The ICAST site (www.icast.org.in), apart from giving detailed information about library sources including books, journals, E-journals, databases and technical reports makes available different search tools for its users. Other details like working hours, library rules, staff details, contact persons, etc are provided. One can submit an online query and suggest documents for acquisition using online forms provided. The Library Database (OPAC) is probably is single largest in the country with more than 3.25 lakh bibliographic records of books, technical reports, patents, standards, journals, etc.13; 13; ICAST users can search International databases like Aerospace Database, NTIS, J-Gate, Medline, etc through campus LAN. Users can access more than 2500 full text journals covering titles published by Elsevier (ScienceDirect), ASME, AIAA, Springer, John Wiley, OUP, CUP, AMS, World Scientific, few Annual Series, etc. Created by ICAST an e-journals gateway with browse and search (alphabetical and subject wise) facility for titles provides access to more than 700 journals available free on the net. The Centre provides a number of web/e-mail based innovative information services including Journal Contents Service, News Clipping Service, Monthly Documents Additions Lists covering both Books and Technical Reports, Web Alert Service and Union Catalogue of Journals -CSIR and Aerospace Libraries, etc. 13;

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: E-Resources management;A case study E-resources
    Subjects: SOCIAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCES > Documentation and Information Science
    Division/Department: Information Centre for Aerospace Science and Technology, Information Centre for Aerospace Science and Technology
    Depositing User: Mrs Neetu Chandra
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:40
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/1136

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