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Digital Institutional Repository

A digital repository of the intellectual and creative assets produced by the students and faculty of NIFT since the inception of the institution is under construction. NRC has undertaken development of the following sub-repositories:

Digital library of Theses and Dissertations of NIFT (DLTDN)

A digital library of the electronic versions of theses, dissertations and graduation project reports of all NIFT Centres is under construction on e-Granthalaya platform. NRC plans to digitize the archive of the diploma project reports available in print only across all old NIFT centres.

Craft Repository

The Craft Repository of NIFT is an initiative of the institution that aims to develop a sustainable digital archive of reports on research on the handicrafts of India undertaken by the students and faculty. This Repository is an outcome of the Craft Cluster Project of NIFT. The main objective of the repository is to disseminate results of studies in design and development of creative products in craft clusters undertaken by the NIFT community. At present two sub-repositories, namely, Craft Studies for full text documents and Images Archive for images of artifacts and processes have been developed.

Repository of study materials

NRC is planning to develop a repository of study materials developed by the faculty based on an open source learning management system.

Official publications of NIFT

Publications of NIFT since its inception in the form of Annual Reports, Project reports, books, monographs and periodicals are being digitized for preservation and universal access.

Image library

NRC is coordinating development of a digital repository of visual resources including video recordings of fashion shows of all NIFT centres, process based studies and images of costumes, textiles and fashion accessories in the collections of RCs. Selective digitization of old audio-visual materials such as slides and photographs has been undertaken in old NIFT centres. Rights to viewing and downloading of these images are restricted.