A Digital Library and Repositories Services of Universities in West Bengal State


Author(s): Sukanta Jana*

The paper deals with the digital library and repositories services in top twelve universities in West Bengal state, which are existing today. The purpose of this research is to identify digital libraries initiative and repositories of West Bengal universities available in the public domain. The digital libraries initiative and repositories were identified through a study of the literature, as well as internet searching and browsing. The resulting digital libraries and repositories were explored to study their collections. Use of open source software especially for the creation of institutional repositories is found to be common. The digital revolution of the past two decades has transformed many conventional libraries in to digital libraries in the West Bengal state. The initial initiative of digital library and repository in West Bengal State started mainly for the preservation of academic related information, journal, thesis etc.

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