Sunday, April 25, 2010

Connemara's online catalogue launched

A two-day exhibition of rare books that got under way on Friday, April 23 at Connemara Public Library in Chennai has on display one of the earliest published books in India – a bible – dated 1608.

Inaugurating the exhibition, School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu said the out-of-print books were displayed with the aim of bringing more people to the library. “The exhibition showcases the history of print technology in India,” he told mediapersons. Connemara Public Library is among the four depository libraries in the country, which receives free of cost all books, newspapers and periodicals published in the country.

Full report here Hindu

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