Repository of Digital Library

Department of Information Technology is funding various projects for digitization and creation of free to read searchable collection of 1 million books. The scanning of these books is being done at various institutes all over India. The digitized data is being hosted at SERC, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. To set-up a back-up of the data repository, DIT has funded a three year project titled “Setting up Repository of Digitized Data under the Digital Library Initiative” at a total cost of Rs 129.30 lakhs in August, 2009. As part of this project, ERNET India is to set up a repository for hosting the digitized data and provide Internet bandwidth to three centres namely IISc Bangalore, IIIT Hyderabad and CDAC Noida.

The digital repository is being set-up at ERNET PoP in Pune and procurement of equipments for hosting the digitized data is under progress.