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JATAN: Virtual Museum Software

  • 23 Jul 2019
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Archaeological site museums under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have been digitised through JATAN software.

  • JATAN is a virtual museum builder software, that enables creation of digital collection management system for Indian museums and is deployed in several national museums across India.
  • It’s objective is to make a digital imprint of all the objects preserved in museums and help researchers, curators and other people interested in the field.
  • Designed and developed by Human Centres Design and Computing Group, Centre for Development of Smart Computing (C-DAC) Pune.
  • The digital imprints (of preserved objects and monuments) created using the JATAN software are integrated in the national digital repository and portal for making them accessible to the public.
    • The National portal and digital repository (developed by C-DAC, Pune) for museums of India provides an integrated access to theme based collections and artefacts (in terms of sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, weapons, coins and numerous other categories of artefacts) irrespective of the physical and geographical locations of museums.
  • Centre for Development of Smart Computing (C-DAC) Pune has also developed “Darshak”, a mobile-based application aimed at improving the museum visit experience among the differently-abled.
    • It allows real-time museum visitors gather all details about objects or artifacts simply by scanning a QR code placed near the object.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing

  • C-DAC is the premier Research & Development organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas.
  • India's first supercomputer PARAM 8000 was indigenously built (in 1991)by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.

Source: PIB

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