Essentials of Institutional Digital Repository in Academic Library: A Case StudyAuthor : Sambhu Nath Halder and Suvra Chandra
Volume 3 No.2 July-December 2013 pp 1-5
Present research covers a systematic study of Institutional Digital Repository in Jadavpur University. This study has shown that the large number of people needs a global awareness and understanding of institutional digital repository and different aspects associated with it, such as, software, sources for user’s awareness, motivators for developing a repository, demand of the users in changing paradigm from traditional to digital environment, etc. In the present days, libraries are also adopting the latest technologies to provide best possible services in user friendly form. This paper also describes the potential role of institutional repositories and its easiness and simplicity of use are attracting more patrons to the use of institutional repositories. Only a wide range of user awareness is needed to proper usage of its beauty. Eventually, it is recommended that the library authority should continue to organise seminars, workshops and user awareness programme to educate potential users on the relevance of Institutional Digital Repository to the academic community.
Institutional Digital Repositories, Open Access, User Awareness