|Author||Deshpande, N. J. ♦ Panage, B. M.|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Library & information sciences|
|Subject Keyword||Reference Sources ♦ Reference Services|
|Abstract||We are living in a digital world. The evidence is everywhere. We see digital camera, digital television, digital diary etc. around us. At the same time, information is also available in digital form at a large scale. Many publishers are publishing their publications in digital form. Some of these outstanding and valuable resources are freely available on Internet. Information seeking on Internet is very difficult. It is said that Internet is the place to find answer for a query in three days, which will require three hours in a traditional library. The present paper lists some of important resources available on Internet. The authors are using these sources to provide reference service in Pune University Library and have visited all the websites described in this paper. These websites are thoroughly studied and found that these are valuable to provide reference service.|
|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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