The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is deluged with information through research journals, periodicals, scrolling news on ICAR website, database, etc. The huge volume of information is generated at ICAR research centres, institutes and State Agricultural Universities that is required to be managed and Directorate of Information and Publications of Agriculture (DIPA) does the same work. It collects information and communicates to farmers, scientists, research workers, students etc. The communication system of DIPA has a source of information as research centres, institutes and state agricultural universities which are mainly originator of message; the communication channel i.e. print and electronic media through which message is conveyed; and complete team of scientific-skilled personnel who receive information and convert it into knowledge. Since March 2010 the ICAR has approved Open Access Policy, and all its journals, periodicals, in-house journals, catalogue of books, circulars, etc. in English as well as Hindi are available on icar.org.in.

The present paper deals with the network of existing information resources, together with news services for identified gaps so coordinated as to reinforce and increase the activities of the individual units and thus enables specific categories of users, viz. research oriented workers, farmers, students etc. to receive the information in form of journals, periodicals, in-house journals, etc. to receive the relevant information to their needs and abilities. The paper has discussed Information system and role in DIPA, components of information systems, DIPA portal on ICAR web site, fast communication with the referees and authors through newly developed soft ware under a NAIP project,‘E-publishing and Knowledge System in Agricultural Research’. The advantages of this project include negligible investment by the author; short duration in communication with the referee/author; once accepted manuscript is published in short duration and is also made available on DIPA portal/ICAR web site. Already published contents can be secured by developing digital archives. This project viz., ‘E-publishing and Knowledge System in Agricultural Research’ has been funded by the NAIP, ICAR for establishing an e-publishing system for the open access of the e-journals/e-periodicals etc. Besides it also provides opportunity to do knowledge management of the experts of the different disciplines viz. Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Fisheries, etc. Once this project is completed it will bring a revolution in the Agricultural Information Technology.

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Information, communication technology in agricultural research at DIPA portal

Aruna Kumar   Directorate of Information of Publications of Agriculture (DIPA)

Sudhir Pradhan   Directorate of Information of Publications of Agriculture (DIPA)

Vrinda Sikri   Directorate of Information of Publications of Agriculture (DIPA)

T. Trivedi   Directorate of Information of Publications of Agriculture (DIPA)

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research is deluged with information through research journals, periodicals, scrolling news on ICAR website, database, etc. The huge volume of information is generated at ICAR research centres, institutes and State Agricultural Universities that is required to be managed and Directorate of Information and Publications of Agriculture (DIPA) does the same work. It collects information and communicates to farmers, scientists, research workers, students etc. The communication system of DIPA has a source of information as research centres, institutes and state agricultural universities which are mainly originator of message; the communication channel i.e. print and electronic media through which message is conveyed; and complete team of scientific-skilled personnel who receive information and convert it into knowledge. Since March 2010 the ICAR has approved Open Access Policy, and all its journals, periodicals, in-house journals, catalogue of books, circulars, etc. in English as well as Hindi are available on icar.org.in.

The present paper deals with the network of existing information resources, together with news services for identified gaps so coordinated as to reinforce and increase the activities of the individual units and thus enables specific categories of users, viz. research oriented workers, farmers, students etc. to receive the information in form of journals, periodicals, in-house journals, etc. to receive the relevant information to their needs and abilities. The paper has discussed Information system and role in DIPA, components of information systems, DIPA portal on ICAR web site, fast communication with the referees and authors through newly developed soft ware under a NAIP project,‘E-publishing and Knowledge System in Agricultural Research’. The advantages of this project include negligible investment by the author; short duration in communication with the referee/author; once accepted manuscript is published in short duration and is also made available on DIPA portal/ICAR web site. Already published contents can be secured by developing digital archives. This project viz., ‘E-publishing and Knowledge System in Agricultural Research’ has been funded by the NAIP, ICAR for establishing an e-publishing system for the open access of the e-journals/e-periodicals etc. Besides it also provides opportunity to do knowledge management of the experts of the different disciplines viz. Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Fisheries, etc. Once this project is completed it will bring a revolution in the Agricultural Information Technology.

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