River ganga repository: An initiative towards the collection and dissemination of knowledge on the river ganga.

nabi Hasan


This paper is an attempt to provide a brief account of the River Ganga Repository, an initiative of Maulana Azad Central Library, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh in order to collect and disseminate knowledge on and about the holy river Ganga in printed and digital form. The repository has been set up with the aim to collect, organize and make accessible to the world, the literature and other information pertaining to the river Ganga which may be utilized in cleaning and rejuvenating the holy river. The paper discusses the design and development of River Ganga Repository with Portal as a project which was inaugurated on 17th May 2016 at Maulana Azad Central Library, AMU, Aligarh. The portal is a one-stop source of information on the river Ganga which provides database of both subscribed as well as open access resources ranging from printed to digital, including books, theses and dissertations, research articles, project reports, maps, etc. Apart from this, it also provides links to news related to river Ganga and other useful links (government and other organizational websites related to the river Ganga). The data for the repository was collected through search engines, publisher websites and government and other organizational websites. This portal provides links to printed resources such as books, theses & dissertations in the form of bibliographical details and full text; however it also provides links to the subscribed and open access resources available on Internet either in the form of bibliographical details of the resource or in the form of abstract or full text.

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