NDLI to provide JK students free online access to 1.5cr learning resources

Srinagar

The Jammu and kashmir department of libraries and research on Monday rolled out the maiden initiative of linking up with National Digital Libraries of India (NDLI) to provide free worldwide access to the students and academicians in the 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 here on Monday morning.

The Workshop was inaugurated by the Minister of State for education,  Priya Sethi.

Director Libraries and Research, Mukhtar-ul-Aziz, Profes­sor IIT Kharagpur, ParthaPra­tim Das, Chief Librarian NDLI, N Gopal Chattopadhayay and other senior officers of the Libraries Department were present on the occasion.

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 PhD level. The learning resources include e-books, journals, articles, and thesis, and manuscripts, audio and video lectures.

To integrate J&K’s libraries with the online repository of National Digital Libraries of India, the state’s Libraries Department has already launched a massive digitization programme under which all the libraries in the State are going to be digitized in a phased manner. The National Digital Libraries of India will be also imparting training to the staff of the Libraries Department in J&K regarding the use of online services.

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