I hereby declare that the project, “BUILDING DIGITAL COLLECTION OF BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY VICE-CHANCELLOR’S SPEECH”, which is being submitted in partial fulfillment of the course requirements leading to the award of Master of Library and Information Science, is the result of the work carried out by me under the guidance and supervision of Mr. M. Surulinathi. I further declare that this project has not been previously prepared and submitted to any other institution/university for any degree/diploma by me or any other person.
This is to certify that the Project entitled “BUILDING DIGITAL COLLECTION OF BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY VICE-CHANCELLOR’S SPEECH” submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Master degree in Library and Information Science, Bharathidasan University, is a record of bonafide research work carried out by P. ANNALAKSHMI (Reg. No: P 08310003) under my supervision and guidance and that no part of this work has been submitted for the award of any other degree, diploma, fellowship or similar titles or prizes and that the work has not been published in part or full in any scientific or Popular journal or magazine. Dr. S. SRINIVASA RAGAVAN M. SURULINATHI HOD, DLIS SUPERVISOR
I am very glad to express my sincere gratitude to Mr. M. SURULINATHI, Assistant Librarian, Bharathidasan University Library, for her guidance and encouragement through out my project.
I would like to thank Dr. S. SRINIVASARAGAVAN, Librarian & Head, Department of Library & Information Science, Bharathidasan University for his disch encouragement.
I am very much thankful to Assistant Librarians C. Ranganathan, B. Jeyaprakash and Dr. R. Balasubramani and Library Assistants B. Neelakandan, A. Rajendran, C. Kokila, P. Jayanthi and T. Sakthivel and other Library staffs helping me as a resource person and providing me his valuable suggestions.
And also, I thank to my parents, my brothers, and my friends for their suggestions and help to complete the project successfully.
Date: (ANNALAKSHMI, P)
S. No Name of the Chapter Page No. 1 INTRODUCTION 1
2 REVIEW OF LITERATURE 18 3 RESEARCH DESIGN 38
4 DIGITAL COLLECTION BUILDING USING GSDL 42
5 FINDINGS AND CONCLUSION 57
CHAPTER – I
The emergence of the Internet, particularly the World Wide Web (WWW), as a new medium of information delivery, coupled with the availability of powerful hardware, software and networking technology, triggered large-scale commercial and non-commercial digitization programmes the world over. During the past decade, great progress has been made in both theoretical and practical research in the digital library. Besides, acquiring and buying access to digital collections, academic and research libraries are exerting efforts to initiate digital library projects in their respective institutions so as to build their own digital collections. Moreover, proliferation of network-enabled electronic information products are exerting ever-increasing pressure on traditional libraries, which, in turn, are committing larger portions of their budgetary allocation to either procuring or accessing web-based full-text search services, CD-ROM products, online databases, multimedia products, and so forth. The increasing commitment for building up network-enabled digitized collections at Bharathidasan University coincides with campus LAN connected to a 10 MBps BSNL and 8 MBps WIFI enabling faster access to the Internet for the academic community of the Institute. The availability of high-speed Internet connection has led to the launching of a number of sponsored and unsponsored projects for building network-enabled digitized collections within the framework of the traditional library and information services at Bharathidasan University Library.
The Bharathidasan University Digital Library plays an important role in creating, preserving, indexing, and retrieving the various forms of digital assets. It provides cost effective facility for systematic archiving of research results and other documents of the institution. It provides web-based mechanism to deposit and access the same to the user community on to their desktop through Internet and Intranet.
The library, being a social institution, organized and administered for the benefit of the students, Scholars and Faculty of the University and affiliated colleges depends on the financial and other material resources made available for providing satisfactory library services to the users. The greater the library resources (i.e. including e-resources) better the services to the users. Libraries should attempt for more and more services to the readers. Digital Libraries of today should be in a position to provide the readers about all the literature available on the subject of interest, from where it can be obtained and retrieved in appropriate time.
Bharathidasan University Library have always strived to collect, process and disseminate information. But information today exists in many forms than just as printed matter and this has lead to the evolution of Digital Libraries.
The popularity of the World Wide Web and the incredible rapid growth of the web technology could not be imagined a decade ago. Web is a globally hyper linked electronic environment on which a lot of latest information is available in almost all subject areas. Keeping this in mind, an exhaustive information search was conducted on Internet to compile a list-of various web sites providing information on the use of multimedia systems for library applications. Rapid increase in number of Internet access points all over the world leads to many research on new technologies for education and working. The creation and application of a multimedia digital library will support learning and teaching process.
Concept of Multimedia
Multimedia is any combination of text, graphics, art, sound, animation, and video with links and tools that let the teacher/learner navigate, interact, and communicate with the computer. When allow the user (the viewer) to control what and when these elements are delivered, it is interactive multimedia. When you provide a structure of linked elements through which the learner can navigate, interactive multimedia becomes hypermedia.
According to Webopedia
The use of computers to present text, graphics, video, animation, and sound in an integrated way. Long touted as the future revolution in computing, multimedia applications were, until the mid-90s, uncommon due to the expensive hardware required. With increases in performance and decreases in price, however, multimedia is now commonplace. Nearly all PCs are capable of displaying video, though the resolution available depends on the power of the computer's video adapter and CPU.
Multimedia application enabling software
Multimedia Authoring Tools
Multimedia databases and retrieval
System software support for multimedia
System hardware support for multimedia
Performance measurement tools for multimedia
Prototype multimedia systems and platforms
Education and training