Application of Greenstone Digital Library (GSDL) Software in Newspapers Clippings

  • Sharad Kumar Sonkar
  • Veena Makhija
  • Ashok Kumar
  • Mohinder Singh
Keywords: Greenstone digital library (GSDL), Newspaper clippings, Digital libraries


With the ‘digital library’ emerging as a trend in the present era, the information society of today suffers not from the lack but from a surplus of information. Distinguishing relevant from non-relevant information is therefore, one of the main tasks of librarians. The development of information technology in the field of digital libraries has attracted many research efforts during the last years. Many interesting projects have been started, dealing with the various open issues arising in this field addressing the challenges such as metadata selection, preservation, technology obsolescence, and copyright issues, etc.DESIDOC has taken several initiatives in this direction. Building a ‘digital library of newspaper clippings’ is one such effort in this direction. This articles discusses in detail all the issues related to the development of digital library of newspaper clippings and implementation of ‘Greenstone Digital Library’ software in developing such collection.


How to Cite
Sonkar, S. K., Makhija, V., Kumar, A., & Singh, M. (2005). Application of Greenstone Digital Library (GSDL) Software in Newspapers Clippings. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 25(3).