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Indian Journal of Library and Information Science

Volume  3, Issue 2, May - August 2009, Pages 75-80


Case Report

Knowledge Portal : An Emerging Tool for Libraries (Practical Approach of MPKV Library, Rahuri)
*P.A. Shinde **R.N. Ingale
*University Librarian, ** Chief Cataloguer Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri-413 722 (MS)
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Revolutionary changes are taking  place with the  advent of Information Technology.  It is now easier and faster to search information through electronic media like Internet, CD ROM Databases, E-books, E-journals Online Journals etc. and  Libraries are now acquiring, storing E-resources and making them available  through portal . Portal allows user, the access of library services and resources over internet . This paper discusses  the  advantages and different types of portals. How to design and develop it, the content and features of portal,  format for databases etc. Also discussed  how the MPKV Library has developed   Knowledge Portal to render value-added services to  users.
Keywords: Portal, E-resources, CD ROM Databases, Internet, e-books, e-journals, CAS, Portal design and Management

Corresponding Author : *P.A. Shinde