Promoting Science and Technology – Missions,Policies & Schemes

[pib] Knowledge Resource Centre Network (KRCNet)


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: KRCNet

Mains level: Not Much

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has planned to develop a World-Class Knowledge Resource Centre Network (KRCNet).

Note the salient features of the KRCNet. UPSC may puzzle you asking which of these is/are not a feature of KRCNet.

KRCNet Portal

  • KRCs will be connected with each other and integrated into the KRCNet portal.
  • It will be a single point entry to the intellectual world of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
  • The resources and services of the MoES system will be accessible 24X7 through a one-point dynamic, updated and integrated on this portal.

Salient features of the KRCNet:

  • Establish a Total Quality Management (TQM) system by securing ISO certification for documenting MoES knowledge resources, its maintenance, easy retrieval and dissemination.
  • Collect, collate, analyze, index, store and disseminate the intellectual resources, products and project outputs available in MoES headquarter and its institutes.
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date meta-data of the print & digital resources available in MoES headquarter and MoES institutes, including MoES services.
  • Provide 24X7 accesses to the subscribed knowledge contents through the KRCNet portal.
  • Application of information-analytical tools & techniques like bibliometrics, scientometrics, big-data analytics, social media analytics etc., for policy formulation, report preparation and information dissemination.
  • Periodically organize training workshops to popularize the usage of electronic journals, databases, digital products, data analytics etc.

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