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Title:
EVALUATION OF OPEN SOURCE DIGITAL LIBRARY SOFTWARE FOR THE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT OF THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF KERALA

Authors:
Mohanlal.E.K and Krishnaswamy.N


Volume - 2 Issue - 11, Pages - 5182-5202

Abstract:
People depend on the plants since the time immemorial for their various necessities such as food, fodder and medicine. Conservation of Medicinal Plants and development of this specific sector in the country is deprived due to the scattered and inadequate information. Digitizing knowledge on Medicinal Plants is a dire necessity as this tacit comprehension dies with the connoisseurs in the field. The emergence of Open Access and Digital Library concept has completely revolutionized the knowledge management and information storage landscape. Information seeking approach of the contemporary scholars and scientists are not only limited with the traditional paper media but also with the diverse digital formats that has piloted the surfacing of prevailing digital and virtual libraries. Since the digitization with proprietary software requires substantial capital, the Open Source Digital Library programmers being dependable to prevail the access barriers of scholastic information. This evaluation study is intended to give a perception about the strength and weakness of most popular Open Source Digital Library software which are widely used for archiving, maintaining, disseminating and preserving the specialized digital information.

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[E.K., Mohanlal, and Krishnaswamy N. "EVALUATION OF OPEN SOURCE DIGITAL LIBRARY SOFTWARE FOR THE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT OF THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF KERALA." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 11, 2017, pp. 5182-5202. November.]

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