The Jammu and Kashmir’s Department of Libraries and Research has rolled out an initiative to link up with the National Digital Library of India (NDLI). It has been done to provide free access to J&K students and academicians of around 1.5 crore downloadable e-books and journals.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE INITIATIVE
- The unique initiative was launched on the sidelines of a workshop on ‘Digitized Libraries’
- The event was organized by the Department of Libraries and Research which was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Education, Priya Sethi.
STATEMENT OF MoS EDUCATION
“In the age of Internet, massive changes were occurring in the world, making it necessary to adopt and benefit from new technological inventions and digital interventions,” Priya Sethi said at the inauguration of the workshop.
“The initiative would help students get online access to the best possible educational resources within and outside the country and once our libraries are fully digitised, joining hands with NDLI will contribute a lot in facilitating the teaching-learning process and the research work,” she added.
Mukhtar-ul-Aziz, Director, Libraries and Research, Partha Pratim Das, Professor, IIT Kharagpur, N Gopal Chattopadhayay, Chief Librarian, NDLI and other senior officers of the Libraries Department attended the occasion.
–NDLI is an online repository of e-books under the aegis of Union Human Resource Development Ministry
–It has been developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur
–The learning resources include e-books, journals, articles, thesis, manuscripts, audio and video lectures
–The NDLI department had computerized all district and some tehsil-level libraries in the state so far and was in the process of making all state libraries fully digitized in a more user-friendly way.