Current trend and development of institutional repositories in India

Rashmi Rekha Gohain
Aims to make an assessment of existing functional institutional repositories (IR) in the Indian Universities and R&D organisations. Provides an overview of some of the registered institutional repositories that are in top position among the other repositories of the world. The present trend and developments of IR in India is discussed in detail. Analyses the websites of the IRs in India to determine the total deposits to each IR and the use of various open source software for their development. The result reveals that the growth and development of IR in India is encouraging with the significant proliferation of open access and digital library initiatives. The study will help the institutions in India which are in their initial stages or planning stage to develop their own IRs.