Monday, March 15, 2010

National Library goes the e-way

Care to access the catalogue at National Library from home? And how about requisitioning books online? Or for that matter, downloading rare, priceless books displayed on the website? From this month-end, you can do it all at the click of a mouse.

Readers from across the world can access the library website (which is being developed as an interactive site) to go through the catalogue and requisition books online. And guess what? Among the enthusiasts is Manmohan Singh, whose ministry of culture has allocated Rs 6 crore for the digitisation project. According to sources, the Prime Minister has played a crucial role in the modernisation of the country's largest public library, which has more than 24 lakh books.

To cater to the Prime Minister's requirements, the library authorities have put up several journals on economics including accounting business, financial history and applied financial economics on the website.

Full report here Times of India

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