Re-imagining Academic Libraries
The 21st century is witnessing a rapid increase in scholarly publications which is available in many forms and formats. The developments in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) has led to new ways of scholarly publications. These developments gave an impetus to the institutes particularly academic institutes, to build an Institutional Repository (IR) to host its own intellectual output for the wider access to the global community at free of charge. Institutional Repositories (IRs) are increasingly becoming an integral part of the academic institutes. It is a platform to promote the visibility and impact of the institute's scholarly research to the wider community. The book contains twelve invited chapters/research papers contributed by the teachers and practicing librarians. It provides an in-depth overview about major developments and maintenance of institutional repository world wide that enables LIS professionals to understand the genesis and planning and execution of IR, challenges and the role of librarian in establishing IR. It also gives insight about the open sources and their use in building IRs. Further, it narrates the practical experiences of Library professionals for developing an IR. This book is a blend of theory and case studies for creating and maintaining digital archive in the form of institutional repository. This book will be useful to students, researchers, practicing librarians, teachers and IT professionals.
Publication Date: 10/25/2016