|Author||Chauhan, Suresh K. ♦ Murthy, T. A. V.|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Technology|
|Subject Keyword||Digital Divide ♦ UGC-Infonet ♦ Information Literacy|
|Abstract||Information is a driving force in the world and intensely making impact on economy, development and social growth of any nation. Emergence and innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is dividing the Universe in different dissection. This division is broadly known as ‘Digital Divide’ on the world map. Today, no one is going to deny the existence of digital divide. The Digital Divide is a well-known concept and is being defined by the specialists in different ways. In this paper an attempt has been made to identify the factors that are responsible for digital divide with some solutions are explained. All around the world various programmes have been launched to bridge the digital gap but despite many efforts to improve this gap seems to grow wider and wider due to the inability of those who lack the knowledge and skills needed to use the electronic contents, Internet or other communication technology. In India various programmes have been launched to bridge this digital gap and this paper explains the Role of INFLIBNET through its programme “UGC-Infonet: E-Journals Consortium which is one of the step towards bridging the digital divide in the country.|
|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 (NDLI) 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. NDLI is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading vernacular languages, (currently Hindi, Bengali and several other languages are available). It is designed to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular forms of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examinations, 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. It is being developed at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
NDLI is a conglomeration of freely available or institutionally contributed or donated or publisher managed contents. Almost all these contents are hosted and accessed from respective sources. The responsibility for authenticity, relevance, completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability of these contents rests with the respective organization and NDLI has no responsibility or liability for these. Every effort is made to keep the NDLI portal up and running smoothly unless there are some unavoidable technical issues.
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 (NDLI) project.
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