Libraries to get digital upgrades

Under the Digital India initiative, the Ministry of  Earth Sciences (MoES) plans to  develop a world-class Knowledge Resource Centre Network (KRCNet). It would upgrade  traditional libraries of the MoES system  into a top-notch Knowledge Resource Centres (KRC), the government announced, July 27.   

”KRCs will be connected with each other and integrated into the KRCNet portal. It will be a single point entry to the intellectual world of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES),” said MoES in a statement. 

 It said the  resources and services of MoES system would  be accessible 24X7 through a one point dynamic, updated and integrated KRCNet portal. 

It enumerated the Salient objectives of the KRCNet:

  • Establish a Total Quality Management (TQM) system by securing ISO certification for documenting MoESknowledge resources, its maintenance, easy retrieval and dissemination.
  • Collect, collate, analyze, index, store and disseminate the intellectual resources, products and project outputs available in MoES headquarter and its institutes.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date meta-data of the print & digital resources available in MoES headquarter and MoES institutes, including MoES services.
  • Provide 24X7 access to the subscribed knowledge contents through the KRCNet portal.
  • Application of information analytical tools & techniques like bibliometrics, scientometrics, big-data analytics, social media analytics etc., for policy formulation, report preparation and information dissemination.
  • Periodically organize training workshops to popularize usage of electronic journals, databases, digital products, data analytics etc.

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