The J&K’s Department of Libraries and Research has rolled out an initiative to link up with the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) to provide free worldwide access to the students and academicians of state to around 1.5 crore downloadable e-books and journals.
The unique initiative was launched on the sidelines of a workshop on ‘Digitized Libraries’ organized by the Department of Libraries and Research on December 11.
“In the age of the Internet, massive changes were occurring in the world, making it necessary to adopt and benefit from new technological inventions and digital interventions,” said minister of state for education, Priya Sethi, who inaugurated 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.
Pertinent to mention National Digital Libraries of India is an online repository of the e-books under the aegis of Union Human Resource Development Ministry. It has been developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.
The repository hosts content in multiple languages on multiple subject domains including technology, science, humanities, agriculture, and others with educational material available from primary to Ph.D. level. The learning resources include e-books, journals, articles, thesis, manuscripts, audio and video lectures.