The Language Information Services – India (LIS-India) is an online service to provide information on different aspects of language covered under twelve major
categories. The project started in the year 2003. The first workshop on Language Information Services (LIS-India) was held at the Institute with the objective of working out its details of content and format. The participants included resource persons from Linguistics, Language and Literature and other disciplines such as Computer Science, Epigraphy, Anthropology, Statistics, Geography and Library Information Science. During this workshop, the
content list was finalized for collection of information of different aspects in Indian languages
Content creation on different languages is done in the project mode under the present X Plan and is entrusted to different experts as
Chief Resource Persons-cum-Supervisors (CRPs), who in turn get the work done with the help of different experts as Resource Persons (RPs) under their supervision. The material thus generated is pooled together, edited by experts and then made available on the web site. The information could be accessed in a general or a specific way by using search options on the Home Page. LIS-India is envisaged as an on going project with the information, in terms of content and coverage, being continually updated and expanded and therefore open-ended. The registered end users could also add to the database by using the Add Data option on the Home Page. Information thus received would be scrutinized and then added to the database. In addition, the CRPs’ meetings are held periodically to exchange the notes in terms of methodology, problems, uniformity and other relevant matters to enhance the quality of the contents in terms of authenticity of information from different sources.