SCIENCE-CENTRAL is a Centralized Institutional Repositories Hosting Service for DST-DBT Labs along with a Harvester Service for all the DST-DBT Institutional Repositories.
Individual OAI-PMH Compliant Institutional Repositories have been set up, configured and customized on a central server namely CSIR CENTRAL for each of the DST-DBT labs which do not have Institutional Repositories in their own data centre. A centralized harvester is used to regularly harvest data of all institutional repositories of DST-DBT labs. This value added service enables the research community to search and view the R & D literatures from different DST-DBT Institutes through a single console.
The sciencecentral.in is a main domain under which sub domains for each laboratory’s IR are created. At present there are 17 Institutional Repositories hosted at the science central, while 42 institutional repositories are regularly harvested on the same.
The science central server is setup, configured, hosted and maintained by CSIR-Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (URDIP), Pune in its data centre.