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AGRICAT@EGRANTH: CONSORTIUM ACCESS TO NARS INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES

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Author(s): Dr. Nabi Hasan

Journal: International Journal of Digital Library Services
ISSN 2250-1142

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: e-GRANTH | AgriCat | Connexion | WorldCat | OCLC | NARS | ICAR | NAIP

ABSTRACT
The paper provides the brief background of the origin of the AgriCat as part of the eGranth Consortium Project under NAIP of ICAR. It elaborates the NARS, ICAR and the components of the NAIP with special reference to the Component-I under which all the important and most innovative web based project- eGranth falls. The importance of this project including objectives and deliverables have been highlighted especially keeping in view of the current scenario of the NARS institutions. It further elaborates the rationale, mission and objectives of the project, the methodologies and over all work programs. The paper explains the purpose and functioning of the AgriCat system and the collaborative aspects with the OCLC and WorldCat. It further elaborates the Search aspects and facilities in the AgriCat and also the Connexion Service of the OCLC through which the data is entered, uploaded and published on to the OCLC under AgriCat of eGranth. The author sum up the paper showing current progress, directions and outcomes of the project and concludes that this web based project has given new directions to the access facilities of NARS libraries and will achieve its goals as per its mandate.
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