Digital Initiatives with special reference to Digital Libraries in India: A Study


Mallikarjuna A
B.V. Raju Institute of Technology, Narsapur, Medak District


In this paper we share the experience gained from establishing a process and a supporting architecture for the Digital Library of India (DLI) project. The DLI project was started with a vision of digitizing books and making them available online, in a searchable and browse able form. The digitization of the books takes place at geographically distributed locations. This raises many issues related to policy and collaboration. We discuss these problems in detail and present the process and workflow that is established to solve them. We also share the architecture of the project that supports the smooth implementation of the process. The architecture of the DLI project has been arrived at after considering factors like high performance, scalability, availability and economy.

October 24, 2018