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Roy, B.K., Biswas, S.C., & Mukhopadhyay, P. (2016c). BURA: An Open Access Multilingual Information Retrieval and Representation System for Indian Higher Education and Research Institutions. Library Philosophy and Practice.
The paper describes the growth and development of open access repositories (OARs) in India. The paper proposes a Unicode-compliant information retrieval and representation (IRR) system viz. BURA (Burdwan University Research Archive) for Indian Universities. It has been developed using a number of open standards and open source software (OSS). This Unicode-compliant interface allows administrators to perform various system level operations as well as end users can browse and search resources in Bengali language. Also, describes the necessity of integrating Indic-script based SKOS-enabled subject access system (here DDC – Dewey Decimal Classification) into the proposed model in order to fulfil the subject search of the users. Finally, offers a single window search interface for harvesting metadata from multiple interoperable OARs.