JATAN: special software for Digitization of Archaeological Museum
The Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel informed Lok Sabha about JATAN: Virtual Museum software. JATAN has been developed by Human Centres Design and Computing Group, C-DAC, Pune, Maharashtra.
JATAN is used for creating digital collections in various museums and digital archival tools that are used in background for managing National Portal and Digital Repository for Indian Museums. As per the agreement with Union Ministry of Culture, the National Portal and Digital Repository for Indian Museums is developed and hosted by Human Centres Design and Computing Group, a technical expertise. The portal works through website- http://museumsofindia.gov.in/ wherein all digitised data on museums have been up-loaded for on-line viewing.
Digitisation Phase 1: Currently there are 48 Archaeological Site Museums under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Out of these 2 Archaeological Site Museums, namely Velha Goa and Nagarjunakonda, have been digitised during 1st phase through JATAN and data has been up-loaded in public domain through National Portal and Digital Repository for Indian Museums.
Digitisation Phase 2: Digitisation in rest of the 46 archaeological museums through multi-user JATAN software is being done in phase-wise manner.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2019