Digital resources management in libraries: Step towards digital Bangladesh
Paper i proceeding, 2015

he purpose of this paper is to investigate the existing digital resource management systems and practices in Bangladeshi libraries. This paper followed a mixed research approach and collected primary data by questionnaire method. It explored the library professionals' conception about digital library and institutional repository that best fit in Bangladesh context and their practices. The findings indicate that there is an enormous development in library digitization initiatives in the last decade. The libraries are facing challenges like capacity building, declining budgets, insufficient facilities, and traditional functions knocked by modern technologies. Despite many obstacles, the library professionals are leading from the front in digitization projects and implementing digital resource management systems. This paper also discusses some issues, for instance, digital library, institutional repository, open source software, metadata, vocabulary, open access vs close access, copyright issues, user’s needs, user interface, virtual reference, organizational policy, barriers, etc., and suggested a set of practical guidelines and proposed collaborative digitization initiatives.

Open Access

Virtual reference

Institutional Repository

Digital resource management system


Digital library

Federated search



Md. Mostafizur Rahman

North South University

Muhammad Hossam Haider Chowdhury

Independent University, Bangladesh

Proceedings of the National seminar on cross-talk of digital resources management: step towards digital Bangladesh

978-984-33-9521-4 (ISBN)

National seminar on cross-talk of digital resources management: step towards digital Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh,


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