|Author||Jadhav, M. N.|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Library operations ♦ Technology ♦ Management & auxiliary services ♦ General management|
|Subject Keyword||Digital Library ♦ E-resource|
|Abstract||The IITB is an academic and research Institution awarding degrees, offering research Programmes, accepting Concultancy assignments and sponsored projects are of prime importance. In order to achieve objectives of the Institution, Reference Section of the Central library, IITB plays vital role by acquiring different types of books/ non-books materials.The paper describes statistics of present holding of the reference section, type of reference services provided and what types of new services are added through Internet. It further describes definition of reference services; and how advantages of Internet have changed the situation so that the reference service is termed as electronic reference service.The type of information provided by Internet, its service features also described. benefits, challenges, changing role of reference librarian, and finally conclusion are described. in order to provide better CAS to users, subject gateways, digital library, e-reference desk,e-resources ... etc. are the latest additions on the Website of IITB library.|
|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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