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Project for Institutional Repository

I and my collegues plan to develop a wiki page for Intitutional Repository for our College. So many intellectual products are coming out each year like articles, videos, lesson plans, art works, interviews(audio and text). These things usually left unused and start crating next year. No such measure to accumulate the intellectual property of our college so that to refer it, reteive it for the future. Here we are trying to develop a wiki page to store all digital content and arrange it in a searchable manner, or atleast gather suggestions and ideas for bringing it out in to reality.                                                        

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Peet Memorial Training College( Teacher Education College affiliated to University of Kerala, India)

Project Title: Creating an Institutional Repository by using Open Source Software for a Teacher Education Institute.

Introduction: ►

An Institutional Repository (IR) is a database with a set of services to capture, store, index, preserve and redistributes intellectual output of an institution in digital formats. Institutional repository stores and makes accessible the educational, research and associated assets of an institution, but it may also include other digital assets generated by normal academic life, such as administrative documents, course notes, or learning objects. In an academic institution, an IR is created from the research output of the faculty, staff and students & made available to the user both within & outside the institution.
The SPARC organization (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) defines institutional repositories as follows:
• Institutionally defined
• Scholarly
• Cumulative and perpetual
• Open and interoperable

 Origin of the research problem : ⇒

Intellectual and academic output of a teacher education institute is getting high. Almost all the documents are born digital. But the digital copies of theses and dissertations are kept un-noticed in the CD racks in the library or affixed to the back cover of the printed document. Academic journals of an institution are born digital, but no room to preserve and store them for better use. Articles produced by the academics are not accumulated or stored in the institution. Students and the faculty produce intellectual contents, but normally these disappear after the academic year.

--Tony Cherian 10:02, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Open source software packages : ⇒

Open source software packages freely available to create IR. Open Source Software is defined as computer software for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for the copyright holders are provided under a software license that meets the open source definition, that is in the domain . According to as “open source promotes software reliability and quality by supporting independent peer review and rapid evolutions of source code. To be certified as open source, the license of a programmer must guarantee the right to read, redistribute, modify, & use it freely”. The term “Open Source Software” (OSS) originated as a part of a marketing campaign for free software. Open source software packages such as Dspace developed by MIT and HP (, E-prints developed by University of Southampton ( ), Fedora developed by University of Virginia and Cornel University ( are driving the OA movement especially the development of IRs in the world.

Time line of Proposed Project

Workshop and awareness campaign
1-2 months
Collect the contents to be included in IR
2-5 months

We are planning to start some new wiki project that described i wiki educator Learning 4content

workshop schedule is here ¥

Difference between red and Blue links

blue link is an active external link but red link is an internal link or broken link

Day 6..  

Flicker and all 

upload CCO images

Down is a photograph of a Library in Berlin, I got from mediawiki commons.