The Jammu and Kashmir’s Department of Libraries and Research has begun digitisation of all the libraries in the state. Digitising the state’s libraries will help them integrate with the National Digital Library of India.
To integrate J&K’s libraries with the online repository of National Digital Library of India, the state’s Libraries Department has already launched a massive digitization programme under which all the libraries in the state will be digitized in a phased manner, reports India Today.
The unique initiative was launched on the sidelines of a workshop on ‘Digitized Libraries’ organized by the Department of Libraries and Research which was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Education, Priya Sethi.
The Jammu and Kashmir’s Department of Libraries and Research initiative to link up with the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) to provide free access to the state’s students and academicians of around 1.5 crore downloadable e-books and journals.
The books will be available to the members of the libraries via an ‘e-Library Reader’ software for desktops, and an Android app for mobile phones.