March 19 , 2009 New Delhi
Dr Mruthyanjaya National Director, NAIP, inaugurated one day launching workshop on E-Publishing and Knowledge System in Agricultural Research and focused on the efforts of Directorate of Information and Publications of Agriculture in developing the project through which a suitable software solution for the e-journal publications, production, archival will be developed to provide improved communication link among information generators i.e. public research organizations, and its users, viz. researchers, farmers' groups, Panchayati Raj Institutions, private sectors and other stakeholders.
He added that parameters should be formed so that progress may be evaluated in the end of the Project. Dr N T Yaduraju ,National Co-ordinator, NAIP, hoped that this project may also connect agriculture community like other social IT networks. Dr T P Trivedi, Project Director informed that an effective marketing and promotion strategy will also be implemented through outsourcing, so that the e-journals are
visible through other important databases as well. Shri Himanshu, Principal investigator, while presenting the details of the project informed about the probable outcomes of the project — Global visibility of technologies generated by NARS/ICAR; enhanced clientele subscriber base and revenue; database will help reducing the duplication of research efforts; easy flow of information through e-channels, to help policy makers and information users to take advantage of it for harnessing the knowledge benefits;
automation of processes saves time and resources and enables faster information dissemination; and trained manpower in e-publishing. In the technical session papers were presented on — E-publishing in Research Journals and Business Models, Governance of Research Journals Publishing Electronic Repositories and Archival, and Governance of ICAR Journals. The project is for 3 years and 5 months with total outlay of Rs 346.09 lakh.