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LRC - X 13-14th September 20051 Issues of Multilingual Electronic Publishing in India with Special Reference to Academic Universities Rajesh Chandrakar.

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1 LRC - X 13-14th September Issues of Multilingual Electronic Publishing in India with Special Reference to Academic Universities Rajesh Chandrakar INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad

2 LRC - X 13-14th September Introduction India is a big country second largest in population. It is multilingual and multicultural country. Indian Universities publishes more than 300 journals and newsletters. As per the INFLIBNETs Serial Union database, 37 journals are being published in Indian languages.

3 LRC - X 13-14th September Indian Languages and ICT India has got 418 languages, where 407 are living languages, 11 are extinct, 18 languages are constitutionally recognized written in varieties of script, 10 different scripts needed to represent these languages.

4 LRC - X 13-14th September Indian Languages and ICT Arabic, Devnagari, Bengali, Gurumukhi, Guajrati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malyalam Unicode standard version 3.0 and + represent all Indian scripts. Chapter 9 deals for 9 Indian scripts and Chapter 8 describes Urdu language under Arabic Script.

5 LRC - X 13-14th September Current Indian Scenario Only English language journals are potential. Most of the universities have not taken initiatives for English languages also. A publisher, Taylor and Francis has taken initiatives for publishing commercial organizations journals in electronic format. J-gate Informatics is also one of the commercial organisation, who is trying to put all free journals in one platform including the commercial one with Indian e-journals.

6 LRC - X 13-14th September Current Indian Scenario.. Continues Most of the journals do not follow International standards. It doesnt have wider coverage due to not having in electronic format. Facing technology problems due to not having skilled manpower, however technology is available. Most of the universities have financial problems for this kind of extra activities.

7 LRC - X 13-14th September LanguageTotal PublicationJournals (as per INFLIBNETs Serial Database Hindi4720 Gujarati19 Bengali102 Tamil37 Malayalam101 Marathi103 Telugu103 Oriya51 Kannada8 Punjabi/Panjabi122 Urdu112 Sanskrit163 Total19537

8 LRC - X 13-14th September Flow of Electronic Publishing AuthorEditorReviewer Publication Print | Electronic PDF/HTML/TEXT Hosting on Server For Review Acceptance/ Rejection/ Modification Submission Intimation

9 LRC - X 13-14th September Technology Fonts : True Type and Open Type Keyboard Layout Software and Web interface –TDIL, C-DAC, Microsoft, Linux and Google OCR –C-DAC, Pune has developed OCR for Indian languages Machine Translation- Microsoft, Google etc.

10 LRC - X 13-14th September Conclusion Special project is the only solution Training of staff of the university publication department may help It needs complete implementation of technology available for electronic publishing such as DOI, OpenURL, Indexing, Cross Reference linking under fully supported national repositories


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