AgriCat: An One-stop Shop for OAI-based Open Access Agricultural Repositories

Bijan Kumar Roy, Subal Chandra Biswas, Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay


The paper gives an overview of open access (OA) institutional digital repositories (IDRs) in agricultural fields. The main objective is to provide free and unrestricted access to the public funded research outputs in global-scale in the domain of agricultural by developing a single window search interface as a useful tool for agricultural researchers in developing countries with special reference to India keeping in view the exorbitant cost of research output. It reports the design and development of a federated search interface, viz. AgriCat that facilitates resource sharing through extracting metadata from different OAI (Open Archives Initiative) compatible agricultural IDRs registered in OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories) database.

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DOI: 10.17700/jai.2016.7.1.277

Journal of Agricultural Informatics