A UGC Approved e-Journal ISSN: 2249 - 0213

   
     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Union Catalogue of agricultural libraries in India: A success story of NARS

Timely access to right information has become more and more vital in every sphere of life and quick access to right information has become absolutely essential and also crucial to optimize the education and research output. The Online Union catalogue, digital repository and digital libraries are the new paradigms which have been taken up under ICT initiative to facilitate best services to researchers, teachers, students and extension professionals. The paper discusses about the attempts made by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to develop Union Catalogue of agricultural libraries (AgriCat) in partnership with OCLC, Ohio under “eGranth Project” funded by World Bank. The paper also discusses about tools, technologies, standards, software used in creating and developing “AgriCat” especially Batch uploading procedures. It sums up with the ongoing outcomes of the project and success stories including capacity building of the agricultural library professionals.



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