Meenal Oak, S. K. Patil


The ICT has tremendously changed the way of accessibility of information of users. Today the users are not entirely dependent on the printed resources for accessibility of information and mainly through the libraries. They prefer to retrieve the information through the e-resources which can be used by their easy accessible devices such as laptops and mobile devices like I pads and the tabs also in near future.
The academic libraries cater to the needs of the academic community for supplementing the study and the research program of the parent institutions and help to conserve and disseminate knowledge. These Libraries are initiating the digital projects and created open-access resources for their user segments. The use of open access software for providing access to research and learning resources by developing an Institutional repository has become a prime important need for providing easy access to the Institutional research collection. Institutional repositories are developed primarily for collecting, preserving and disseminating an intellectual output of an institution. This knowledge assists in sharing and learning of an institution. For the successful set up of an Institutional Repository, strategic planning is required with a predetermined goal and scope as well.
This paper is a case study of setting up a digital Institutional Repository at MES’s IMCC, Pune, India using the Open Source D-Space Institutional Repository Software. The Institute of Management and Career Courses, popularly known as IMCC, was established in 1983 ( by the Maharashtra Education Society, Pune, India for providing quality education and technical expertise at the Post Graduation Level.
The basic objective of this paper is to provide a roadmap for setting up an institutional repository in an academic institution. The paper has discussed the role of librarian in setting up a digital Institutional Repository, problems faced and major milestones to cover in the venture.


Digital Institutional Repository; D-Space; India; Digital library

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