National Knowledge Bank - Knowledge Hub On DSpace For Agricultural Research Information

Problem Statement

Developing enterprise scale central knowledge management platform for managing large volume of Theses, Books, Research Papers, Reports etc. on agricultural topics. Collaborative and personalized user experience while ensuring security requirements. Capacity building of more than 90 Universities for enhanced contents contribution.

Solution Highlights

Technology Highlights

  • Knowledge Hub on DSpace for developing collaborative Knowledge Management System
  • Informative and modern mobile first User interface
  • Optimized for managing more than 400 million pages & 200k plus items for open access
  • Browser based viewer for providing read only access of contents without unauthorized offline distribution
  • Rich visual data analytics providing vital insights about solution
  • Managing continuous batch uploading from multiple institutions across country
  • OAI - PMH based harvesting for sharing and importing contents from multiple sources
  • High availability implementation for avoiding single point of failure
  • Social media and search engine integration for enhanced reach

Engagement Highlights

  • Continuous training for capacity building of users
  • Keeping track of priorities of consortium and developments for fine tuning solution road-map
  • Proactive engagement for defining strategic and tactical priorities

Solution Benefits

  • Great value add to Indian agricultural sector by making huge contents available at single location
  • Ease of use and efficient search results in convenient content retrieval from DSpace
  • Visual analytics providing vital insights about information stored in Knowledge Hub on DSpace
  • Qualitative and Quantitative analytics helps in recognizing good quality contents
  • Mobile first approach helping users in accessing contents from small screens
  • Browser based document viewer help in reading docuements on different devices and restricting unauthorized offline distribution
  • Social media plugins helps in enhancing contents reach and popularity


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