|Author||Ranjita, Khaidem ♦ Sophiarani, Soubam|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Technology|
|Subject Keyword||Digital Library in India ♦ Development of Digital Library in India|
|Abstract||The development of any society is directly dependent upon the extent of adoption of a changing environment. Nowadays, library becomes the center point of resource based learning. Digital library is essentially a fully automated information system with all resources in digital form. It not only facilitates the library functions but also saves the precious time, strength and energy of the users. The library professional should increase their skills to provide good access in Information and Communication Technologies. The present paper highlights the definition and historical development of digital library. It also discusses some of the initiatives of digital library in India.|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time. NDL India is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading Indian languages. It is being arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular form of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. The pilot project is devising a framework that is being scaled up with respect to content volume and diversity to serve all levels and disciplines of learners. It is being developed at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
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Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), through its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), has sponsored and funded the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) pilot project.
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