|Author||Sami, Lalitha K.|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Technology|
|Subject Keyword||Digital Divide ♦ Rural Information ♦ University Digitisation|
|Abstract||Today’s real border are not between nations, but between powerful and powerless, free and fettered, privileged and humiliated(Kofi Annan, 2001). The humiliated, fettered and powerless, in this context are the rural population, mainly because they are remote, they lack information. With small and widely – dispersed population, rural areas, constantly face deteriorating services. They often face difficulty in obtaining even the essential services, being forced to travel, despite the fact that there is an abundance or saturation of goods and services in their neighbouring urban areas. Many of the services, essential for everyday life are available only in the urban areas. This paper describes the ways in which universities can bridge the digital divide.|
|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 9 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.
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