Digital & Virtual library


A digital object identifier (DOI) is a serial code used to uniquely identify objects. The DOI system is particularly used for electronic documents such as journal articles. The DOI system began in 2000. Metadata about the object is stored in association with the DOI name. It may include a location, such as a URL, where the object can be found. Digital Online and Virtual Libraries are the storehouse of knowledge as they maintain the journals, published articles, book and other knowledge resources available. However, with the advent of digital technology and Internet connectivity, the library scenario is changing fast. Digital technology, Internet connectivity and physical content can be dovetailed resulting in Digital Library. Data available in physical form has been preserved digitally in Digital Library. Digital Libraries have the ability to enhance access to information and knowledge. They also Bridge barriers of time and space. In the past initiatives have been taken by different Ministries / Departments / organizations for digitizing and preserving data available in physical form. However, this activity has been restricted mostly in the area of the work / interest of the organization. Digital online Organization (doi) basically is a data base system and essentially which deals with digital and virtual Library.

Digital Library is a storehouse of Indexed Articles, Indexed Journals, Indexed Books, Indexed Libraries, and Other Indexing Objects and it is nothing but a cross reference system in which Digital online Organization provide a doi no. for a particular object or article. The Digital Library is helping to develop an international strategy to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning amounts of digital contents like journals, articles, books, conference proceedings for current and future generations.  

Virtual Library is basically storehouse of Lab Manual in various field and developed to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning amounts of digital contents like Virtual Books, Virtual Animal Lab and Virtual Experimental Lab. It is used for providing the Digital Collections & Services, Web Capture and Archiving, Custodian Videos and for accessing to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services like Virtual Books, Virtual Animal Lab and Virtual Experimental Lab. The Library’s commitment to providing digital access to materials of historical importance extends to content that exists only in digital form, including web sites. Custodian Videos is a video recording of an expert speaking about an item or collection of items on the DOI.

A Digital Online Library (doi) is a special library with a focused collection of digital objects that can include text, visual material, audio material, video material, stored as electronic media formats (as opposed to print, microform, or other media), along with means for organizing, storing, and retrieving the files and media contained in the library collection. Digital libraries can vary immensely in size and scope, and can be maintained by individuals, organizations, or affiliated with established physical library buildings or institutions, or with academic institutions. The electronic content may be stored locally, or accessed remotely via computer networks. An electronic library is a type of information retrieval system. The Digital Library is a robust and diverse community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. DOI serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among archives, libraries and library service organizations, publishers, labs, museums, professional organizations, vendors, and all who are invested in digital library issues.


Our Mission


The Digital Online Library enables each of its member libraries to advance a program of digital initiatives in support of research, scholarship, and learning in all over the world. Through a process of gathering permissions, copying Web sites, and delivering them to doi Web site. We deliver millions of multimedia documents that can be instantly accessed by patrons over their local area networks at no cost. The Digital online Library is also known as "The Internet in a Box" and which provides millions of digital educational resources to institutions lacking adequate Internet access.

The DOI is much more than just static information, the digital library contains built-in tools for subscribers to upload and edit local materials as well as create and edit their own websites link or URL, which are stored locally.

The Digital Online Library (DOI) is a venture of the doi and it is developed and formed to carried out the digital collections & preservation with the support of the ASIO, and in cooperation with publishers, libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world. The DOI makes available on the Internet, with or without free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.

The principal objectives of the DOI are to:

  • Promote international and intercultural understanding;
  • Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;
  • Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;
  • Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.

DOI promotes work on the following:

  • Professional development and the continuing education of digital library, archives, and museum practitioners
  • Digital library standards and best practice
  • Research data management across disciplines
  • Digital library project management, pedagogy, and assessment strategies
  • Aggregation, discovery and preservation services for digital collections
  • Digital library services that expand access to resources for research, teaching, and learning generally

Our Goal


The Digital Online Library will be essential to the success of libraries, to all the scholars and researchers, and useful to higher education in general. Its value as a collaborative organization will transcend the efforts of any individual member, and it will be a recognized and respected leader in the national and international digital library communities.

Researchers, teachers, and learners across the world will consider the resources and technologies provided by the  Digital Library to be invaluable. Scholarly materials collected and disseminated through DOI will be used to solve scientific and policy dilemmas; instructional materials will be used to improve the quality of education; and unique digital collections will make learning come alive everywhere.

The DOI will lead the way forward during changing times by working toward a scholarly communication system that makes research and learning materials easily available to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. It will be an advocate for Open Access to scholarly work, and it will be instrumental in leading libraries to a more active role in publishing research materials. Additionally, the DOI will participate in the changing nature of university education, providing crucial support in the development of quality distance learning programs for all the educational. Every library in the world will be a member in the Digital Online Library. The mission of doi is to contribute to research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of individual knowledge.

Main features and Goals

  1. To promote and support the scholarly use of digital content and networked information resources by researchers and students;
  2. To digitize and offer network access to unique and rare collections of materials from the libraries, museums, and archives of DOI;
  3. To increase the number and range of digital resources available for faculty and students;
  4. To offer digital library services and supporting technologies that are sustainable, scalable, compatible with the institutional infrastructure, and interoperable with national and international digital library initiatives;
  5. To discover and promote currently available digital technologies that can revitalize and enhance research, teaching, and learning;
  6. To address key research questions that balance the importance of user, content, and systems issues in digital library development;
  7. To conduct a program of research to advance the state of knowledge and practice in digital libraries, and the social, organizational, technological, and human factors involving the uses and users of digital libraries;
  8. To collaborate with colleagues at other colleges, universities, and research libraries, nationally and internationally in the development of an inter-institutional and international federation of distributed digital libraries;
  9. To establish a national and international reputation for developing a premier digital library in the world.
  10. The implementation of a distributed, open digital library conforming to the overall theme and accessible across the global Internet.
  11. This library shall consist of collections and preservation of data for expanding over time in number and scope and to be created from the conversion to digital form of documents contained in our and other libraries and archives, and from the incorporation of holdings already in electronic form.
  12. The establishment of a collaborative management structure to coordinate and guide the implementation and ongoing maintenance of the digital library; to set policy regarding participation, funding, development and access; to encourage and facilitate broad involvement; and to address issues of policy and practice that may inhibit full citizen access.
  13. The development of a coordinated funding strategy that addresses the need for support from both public and private sources to provide the means to launch initiatives at our and other institutions.
  14. The formation of selection guidelines that will ensure conformance to the general theme, while remaining sufficiently flexible and open-ended to accommodate local initiatives and projects; and to ensure that the digital library comprises a significant and large corpus of materials.
  15. The adoption of common standards and best practices to ensure full informational capture; to guarantee universal accessibility and interchangeability; to simplify retrieval and navigation; and to facilitate achievability and enduring access.
  16. The involvement of leaders in government, education, and the private sector to address issues of network policy and practice that may inhibit full citizen access.
  17. The establishment of an ongoing and comprehensive evaluation program to study: How scholars and other researchers, students of all levels, and citizens everywhere make use of the digital library for research, learning, discovery, and collaboration;
  18. To develop cost-effective and robust infrastructure for digital content of value to scholars and researchers, including a variety of formats and born-digital materials.
  19. To develop partnerships and services that ensures preservation of the materials in DOI and the entire print and digital scholarly record.
  20. To reduce long-term capital and operating costs of storage and care of print collections through redoubled efforts to coordinate shared storage strategies among libraries.
  21. To build infrastructure that facilitates cost-effective and productive collaborations among partnering institutions to reduce the cost of securing campus intellectual assets.
  22. To define and make available a set of services that supports research using the DOI.
  23. To create a technical framework that allows for both central and distributed creation of tools and services.
  24. To sustain the DOI enterprise as a “public good” while at the same time defining a set of services that benefits member institutions.
  25. How such usage compares with that of traditional libraries and other sources of information;
  26. How digital libraries affect the mission, economics, staffing, and organization of libraries and other institutions; and
  27. How to design systems to encourage access by individuals representing a broad spectrum of interests.
  28. To build a reliable and increasingly comprehensive co-owned and co-managed digital archive of library materials converted from the print collections of the member institutions.
  29. To dramatically improve access to these materials in ways that, first and foremost, meet the needs of the co-owning institutions, with a particular emphasis on ensuring access for individuals with print disabilities.

Vision


The Digital Online Library’s vision is to elevate the digital library (DL) & Virtual library (VL), so that it becomes "expansively global and deeply local". DOI will advance the digital transition of scholarly information in various spheres: Scholars will have access to the highest quality research collections worldwide through services that support and enable new scholarship and make it as open as possible. DOI will support all digital formats throughout their life cycle with a full range of services, especially to surface DOI’s unique digital assets and collections. Through partnerships and alliances, DOI will elevate services to the network level for maximum impact. Digital Library is a storehouse of Indexed ArticlesIndexed JournalsIndexed BooksIndexed Librariesand Other Indexing Objects and it is nothing but a cross reference system in which Digital online Organization provide a doi no. for a particular object or article. The Digital Library is helping to develop an international strategy to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning amounts of digital contents like journals, articles, books, conference proceedings for current and future generations.  

Virtual Library is basically storehouse of Lab Manual in various field and developed to collect, archive and preserve the burgeoning amounts of digital contents like Virtual BooksVirtual Animal Lab and Virtual Experimental Lab. It is used for providing the Digital Collections & Services, Web Capture and Archiving, Custodian Videos and for accessing to print, pictorial and audio-visual collections and other digital services like Virtual BooksVirtual Animal Lab and Virtual Experimental Lab. The Library’s commitment to providing digital access to materials of historical importance extends to content that exists only in digital form, including web sites. Custodian Videos is a video recording of an expert speaking about an item or collection of items on the DOI.


Why choose us?


Doi is the leading scientific social networking website and producer of educational virtual events. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, Doi is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. We have become a primary source for current scientific news, webinars, virtual conferences and more. Join for free and become part of the largest scientific learning community in the world.

Mission Statement: The DOI is dedicated to the production, maintenance, delivery, and preservation of a wide range of high-quality networked information resources for scholars and students at anywhere. The program supports efforts to provide open access to electronic information resources to the international community and beyond.

Purpose of doi: The Digital Library produces, maintains, delivers, and preserves networked resources for scholars and students at anywhere in order to improve the teaching and research of faculty, improve the learning and research of students, and increase knowledge about the development of digital libraries.

The overarching benefit for the students, faculty, and staff will be access to an ever-widening range of digital library resources and services, including full-text online databases, faculty research, classroom materials, multimedia digital resources, electronic journals, and digital libraries from all over the world.

The DOI includes two sub-units, the Digital Library (DL) composed with list of journals, books, conference proceedings, articles and various objects with a digital no. and the Electronic Text, image, video Library called as Virtual Library (VL), that provide consultation and digitization services. The VL digitizes a variety of image, documents, audio, and video formats to support DOI projects.


Audiences


The Digital Online Library serves several audiences in addition to the publishers, Librarians, students, faculty, and staff of all over the world. It serves and participates in the digital library community worldwide, through project partnerships and contributions to digital library research. It serves users worldwide who access our resources and benefit from our work.

Planned Areas

1. Collaborate with faculty and librarians on digital library-related research projects.

2. Explore digital library needs of sciences faculty and develop systems and services to meet those needs.

3. Offer consultation and advisory services to faculty and staff.

These services will include:

  • Digital Project Development
  • Digitization of text, images, audio, and video through virtual library
  • Metadata creation and encoding
  • Usability

4. Support State wide planning for digital library development and the creation of the International Digital Library

5. Support digitization services

  • To Explore the digitization of published resources
  • To Explore other services we might provide to these organizations - metadata creation, workshops, and training

6. Create an institutional repository

7. Develop and provide tools for the creation and use of digital content and metadata

8. Improve our infrastructure for digital libraries

9. Enhance preservation of digital collections and metadata

  • Develop plans to insure the preservation of created digital content and metadata
  • Lead efforts to implement these plans
  • Explore and test methods of digital preservation

13. Improve communication about the services, collections, and research of the Digital Library Program staff

  • Improve written documentation to guide the activities of people outside the Digital Library Program who are planning digital projects; post on our website

14. Develop and share open source software to support digital library activities


Features and Benefits


  • The primary benefits of partnership are cost-effective long-term preservation and access services for digitized content:
  • Long-term commitments on digital content facilitate decision-making about digitization efforts and print collections management.
  • For institutions with content to deposit, participation enables immediate preservation and access services, including bibliographic and full-text searching of the materials within the doi-ds, reading and download of content where available, and the ability to build public or private collections of materials.
  • Whether depositing content or not, partners have full viewing and downloading abilities for public domain materials and materials for which we have received permissions, as well as specialized access to public domain and in-copyright materials for users who have print disabilities.
  • We encourage participation in initiatives and resources geared toward shared collection development and management (e.g., copyright review work, de-duplication, collaboration with other organizations and initiative around digitization), participation in governance and partner initiatives, and defining future directions of the shared library.
  • In general, institutions gain the most from membership that have significant amounts of content to deposit, or where there is significant overlap between the institutions' print collections and the digital collections in doi. 

Services of doi 


 

Digital Online Identifier-Database System

  • Address: Address (Office): DOI, Rajatpath, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India - 302020 Address (Extn.): DOI, Sukanta Nagar, Near Community Hall, Sripalli, Burdwan, W.B., India - 713103
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  • Email: info.doids@gmail.com