RGU’s institutional repository inaugurated

RONO HILLS, 20 May: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha virtually inaugurated the university’s institutional repository (IR) on Thursday.

The repository is a collection of research articles, conference papers, technical reports, computer programmes, technical manuals, e-books, newspaper clippings, question banks, convocation addresses, student handbooks, teaching materials, etc.

Prof Kushwaha congratulated the library staff under the leadership of Library In-charge Prof PK Acharya for creating the IR, and urged the faculty members, researchers and students to take full advantage of the IR.

“There will be library consortia, so that all our affiliated colleges and other northeastern participating community also can access our RGU IR,” he said.

Pro-VC Prof A Mitra said “the fundamental role of any university library is enhancing the quality research of faculty, researchers, since there has been drastic change in ICT and preservation of knowledge.”

“Our university library is already a smart library with RFID, electronic touchscreen self-check-in and check-out, ETD, and all the latest ICT facilities,” he said.

Registrar Dr NT Rikam said “the rich collection of digital as well as print materials and the service provided by the library will definitely reflect the quality of its standard. Our institutional repository should reach larger end users with standard protocols.”

Prof Acharya, Assistant Librarian Dr DK Pandey, and former librarian Dr Maltesh M also spoke. Professional assistant Rahul Sarma presented a demo on how to access the IR after proper registration.