The Indian Ministry of Culture has initiated a project to digitise India's libraries and make the content available online. The initiative is called the National Virtual Library of India (http://www.nmlindia.nic.in/pages/display/38-national-virtual-library-of-india-(nvli)) and is is a massive project being executed under the guidance of IIT Mumbai. My Company, UniMity Solutions, along with a few others who are in the Drupal space in India have been selected to build the initial prototype.
The initial phase of the project involves defining user stories - description of what users expect from the virtual library - including feature functionalities, site navigation, search, ability to contribute content (user generated content), accessibility etc.
The primary users are students, researchers, doctors, professionals, and novice users, including educationally, socially, economically, physically disadvantaged groups. We have been asked to reach out to these user groups for their inputs.
I am sure there are many such Global initiatives, would like to hear from you all on this thread to understand similar implementations.
Our initial meeting is on the 24th of this month. Though this is not a deadline, it would be great if you can post your thoughts by then.
Thank you, in advance!
For more specifics on the project visit: National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) | National ...www.nmlindia.nic.in
National Virtual Library of India. Print . Research, academics and also general users from various sectors are today depending more on digital information.