Digital Libraries (DL) are increasingly playing a vital role in business, research and education and facilitating ‘anytime, anywhere access’ to knowledge resources. They are emerging as a crucial component of global information infrastructure and resources that bring the physical library and information resources to users in digital form.
This provides a common platform and enable interaction among all DL experts, researchers, academics and students; facilitates creation, adoption, implementation and utilization of DL’s and their future contribution towards shaping the information paradigm and also to enable developed and developing countries to bridge the digital divide through knowledge sharing.
The conference was inaugurated by HRD Minister, Government of India Kapil Sibal. Present at the ceremony were, D Pundeshwari, State Minister for Education, Government of India, Dr. R. K. Pachauri, Director General, TERI, Dr. Deanna Marcum, Library of Congress and Dr. V. N. Rajshekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU and other eminent dignitaries.
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