The INFLIBNET Centre promotes open access to Indian scholarly content through the
InfoPort: A Subject Gateway for Indian Electronic-Resources. While Centre uses and promotes
Intute, a well-known subject gateway developed by MIMAS, UK, the InfoPort is designed
and developed to serve as a comprehensive gateway to all Indian scholarly content.
The gateway open-ups the Indian scholarly content scattered over the Internet through
an integrated interface that support search, browse and multiple listing. The InfoPort
selectively catalogues online resources of Indian origin on diversified subjects
available in open access through an elaborate process of testing and evaluation.
The Centre proposes to collaborate with librarians and scholars in college and universities
in the process of identification and selection of resources.
The universe of knowledge is divided into different subject groups. According to
the Dewey Decimal Classification, the universe of knowledge is scattered from 000
to 999. InfoPort is classified according to DDC, indexed subjectwise and arranged
The InfoPort covers Internet resources of Indian origin in
the following categories:
Electronic books, electronic journals and reference sources including dictionaries,
directories, maps etc.;
Institutional repositories, resource gateway, etc.
Wikis, blogs, etc.;
Teaching and learning website;
Lecture Notes, Magazines,:
Audio, video and other multimedia learning resources;
Libraries, archives and museums;
News and media services including newspapers, online news services,;
Websites listing current events and activities;
Websites of Major Research projects, especially those supported by national funding
bodies such as UGC, DST, DBT, AICTE, MHRD, DOT, etc.;
Teaching and learning projects website, especially those receiving Government funding;
Universities, colleges, Research and Development Labs, institutions and e-learning
Indian publishers and subscription agents; and
Listservs and discussion groups, especially those having online archives.
InfoPort does not cover resources other than those originated
in India. More specifically, it does not include Internet resources of the following
Website containing information with potentials of promoting illegal activities;
Resources which contravene laws relating to defamation or obscenity;
Resources that do not meet our selection and evaluation criteria;
Resources designed solely for marketing, advertising and for sale of commercial
Sites that do not contain significant online resources beyond simple course descriptions,
staff directories, etc.;
Personal web pages created by and about that individuals; and
Audio, video and multimedia website related to Bollywood, etc.