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MoES Knowledge Resource Center Network (KRCNet)

Vision of the Ministry of Earth Sciences

To excel as knowledge and technology enterprise in the earth system science realm towards socio-economic benefit of the society.


About MoES Knowledge Resource Center Network (KRCNet)

KRCNet is an ambitious project of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), through which attempt has been made to develop a system for accessing MoES knowledge products developed in MoES and its institutes from a centralized portal. MoES Knowledge Resource Center Network (KRCNet) aims to develop an integrated information system for providing one point 24x7 access to the Knowledge products like books, reports, journals, presentations, photographs, videos etc.

The full text documents and other documents will be uploaded in the digital repository and will be integrated in the KRCNet portal. Keeping in mind the spectacular development in information Technology and Digital India initiatives of Government of India, the traditional libraries of MoES system will be upgraded into world class Knowledge Resources Center (KRC). KRCs will be connected with each other and integrated into the KRCNet portal.


Mission of the MoES Knowledge Resource Center Network (KRCNet)

Information and Knowledge are the essential inputs (ingredients) for every developmental activity. Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) aims to create a world class integrated Knowledge Resource System by upgrading, automating and networking existing libraries into Knowledge Resource Center (KRC).

Objectives of the MoES Knowledge Resource Center Network (KRCNet)

  • Establish KRCs in MoES institutes by upgrading, automating and networking existing libraries.
  • Collect, collate, catalogue and index all information and knowledge products, emanating from the projects funded by MoES or found to be relevant for its easy and integrated retrieval and future use.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date meta-data of the print and digital contents, intellectual property documents, services and projects undertaken by MoES.
  • Provide 24X7 access to the knowledge contents through an internet based dynamic web-portal using MoES control vocabulary and key words.
  • Application of information analytical tools & techniques like Bibliometrics, Scientometrics, big-data analytics etc., for report preparation and information dissemination.
  • Periodically organise training workshops to popularise usage of electronic journals, and databases, data analytics etc.