Digitization of archaeological museum is being done through a special software developed with this specific purpose, union culture minister Prahlad Singh Patel informed the Lok Sabha on July 22. The National Portal and Digital Repository for Indian Museums is developed and hosted by Human Centres Design and Computing Group, C-DAC, Pune, as per the agreement with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
JATAN is used for creating digital collections in various museums and digital archival tools that are used in the background for managing the National Portal and Digital Repository for Indian museums. The portal works through the website- http://museumsofindia.gov.in/ wherein all digitized data on museums have been up-loaded for on-line viewing.
Digitalisation Episode 1:
Currently, there are 48 Archaeological Site Museums under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Out of these 2 Archaeological Site Museums, namely Velha Goa and Nagarjunakonda, have been digitized during 1st phase through JATAN and data has been uploaded in public domain through National Portal and Digital Repository for Indian Museums.
Digitalization Episode 2:
Digitization in rest of the 46 archaeological museums through multi-user JATAN software is being done in a phase-wise manner.