Under the E granth project; a digital repository “
Krishikosh” was supported which is a collection of knowledge in agriculture and allied sciences, in the form of old and valuable books, journals, thesis, research articles, popular articles, monographs, catalogues, conference proceedings, success stories, case studies, annual reports, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, bulletins and other grey literatures from various ICAR Institutions and State Agricultural Universities (SAUs). The repository achieved a milestone of having more than 1,00,000 (One Lakh) documents which includes 49,000 thesis (Ph.D and M.Sc.) and 51,000 other institutional publication viz. books, research articles, reports, annual reports, etc during 2016-17. At present Krishikosh has more than 20 million digitized pages in 100,000 digital items (volumes) like old books, old Journals, reports, proceedings, reprint, research highlights, training manuals, etc. To make the access more user friendly, several new initiatives were taken up for efficient development and dissemination of Krishikosh to the end users of NARES. These includes addition of new library, Development of tutorial video, Development of database for NARES library, uses of Social Media, Upgrade the Dspace version from 4.x to 6.x, Development of mobile application for Krishikosh, etc. During 2016-17, 50 new Institutes/ SAUs were added to the Krishikosh repository thereby the total number of Institutes/ SAUs is reaching to 85.
Mobile application for Krishikosh - Krishikosh website is mobile responsive site i.e. the design of the system responds or adapts depending upon the layout of the device (different mobile phones, tablets etc.). Krishikosh is a huge repository of thesis, reports, articles etc. An application with push notification has been developed which is available at Google Play store, IARI, Egranth and Krishikosh website.
New initiatives under E granth
- Addition of new libraries
- Development of tutorial video
- Development of database for NARES library
- Social Media outreach
- Upgrade the Dspace version from 4.x to 6.x
- Development of mobile application for Krishikosh
(Available at Google Play store, IARI, Egranth and Krishikosh website).