In the lately ended global workshop in cooperation with the NDLI (National Digital Library of India) and UNESCO below the management of IIT Kharagpur, NDLI declared to go international via worldwide collaborations with the top digital libraries of the world keeping up to its slogan of “Open and Inclusive.”
The Workshop planned on the up to date practices, technology, and policies as globally available and accepted for design of digital library. Almost 200 experts of domain from abroad and India took part in the Workshop comprising representatives from Google, Microsoft Research, and Taylor & Francis.
UNESCO, the co-organizer of the event worked together with NDLI to market the digital libraries as a very effectual opportunity to recognize worldwide open authorization of the learning contents. It has committed to co-ordinate development of digital library and back sharing activities of the SAARC nations. Incorporation of UNESCO South Asia journals has been taken up as the initial action towards that.
“Whilst getting global content is one feature of NDLI, the other aim for NDLI is being open and inclusive. Inclusive will be in terms of languages, education, and disciplines. It is open in all respect whether technology, data, or content,” claimed in-charge of NDLI, P P Das, to the media in an interview last week.
NDLI is thinking over chances of teamwork with DigitalNZ and Trove in terms of sharing of software components and resources. NDLI is already team-working with Europeana Foundation. Individual specialists in knowledge graph mining, user data analytics, linked data have shown intense interest in upcoming best research methods into development of NDLI. Most of the different digital libraries that showed interest in partnership with NDLI are National Library of The Netherlands, Tainacan Project (Brazil), National Library of Nepal, and National Library of South Africa.
Below the NDLI project, Microsoft Academic has also started conversations with IIT Kharagpur on sharing graph of scholarly publishing knowledge.
“NDLI team of research and development will shortly aim on applying technical results of the seminar in terms of indexing infrastructure, data aggregation framework, and service based models for sharing of data,” claimed Program Co-Chair of the seminar, Plaban Kumar Bhowmick, to the media in an interview.