National Digital Library, How do They start? Main Digital Library In India, & Main Features

National Digital Library, What is an Online & Internet Library? How do They start? Main Digital Library In India, & Main Features

National Digital Library:- Libraries are storehouses of knowledge because they keep books and other knowledge resources available – mostly in printed form. However, with the advent of digital technology and internet connectivity, the library is changing rapidly. Digital technology, internet connectivity, and physical materials can be linked together resulting in a digital library. The data available in physical form is preserved digitally in the digital library. Digital libraries have the capability to increase the reach of information and knowledge. They also bridge the obstacles of time and space. Initiatives have been taken in the past by various Ministries/Departments/Organizations to digitize and preserve data available in physical form. However, this activity has mostly been confined to the area of work/interest of the organization. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has also supported projects in the area of digital library initiatives in the past.


In Hindi:-

पुस्तकालय ज्ञान के भंडार हैं क्योंकि वे किताबें और अन्य ज्ञान संसाधन उपलब्ध रखते हैं – ज्यादातर मुद्रित रूप में। हालाँकि, डिजिटल तकनीक और इंटरनेट कनेक्टिविटी के आगमन के साथ, पुस्तकालय तेजी से बदल रहा है। डिजिटल तकनीक, इंटरनेट कनेक्टिविटी और भौतिक सामग्रियों को एक साथ जोड़ा जा सकता है जिसके परिणामस्वरूप एक डिजिटल लाइब्रेरी बन सकती है। भौतिक रूप में उपलब्ध डेटा को डिजिटल लाइब्रेरी में डिजिटल रूप से संरक्षित किया जाता है।

डिजिटल पुस्तकालयों में सूचना और ज्ञान की पहुंच बढ़ाने की क्षमता है। वे समय और स्थान की बाधाओं को भी पाटते हैं। भौतिक रूप में उपलब्ध डेटा को डिजिटल बनाने और संरक्षित करने के लिए विभिन्न मंत्रालयों/विभागों/संगठनों द्वारा अतीत में पहल की गई है। हालाँकि, यह गतिविधि अधिकतर संगठन के कार्य क्षेत्र/हित तक ही सीमित रही है। इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्स और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी विभाग (डीईआईटीवाई) ने भी अतीत में डिजिटल लाइब्रेरी पहल के क्षेत्र में परियोजनाओं का समर्थन किया है।

National Digital Library
National Digital Library

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Digital Library:- Online and Internet Library

A digital library is a library in which the collection of books is in digital or electronic format. It can be used through electronic devices and computers. A digital library is also known as an online library, Internet library, digital repository, or digital archive. It is an online database of digital objects, which may include text, images, audio, video, and books in the form of digital documents. This type of library can be accessed through the Internet. The major difference is that in a digital library, the resources are available only in machine-readable form.

How The Digital Library Started

In other words, in digital libraries, documents are stored in an organized electronic format and accessed through the Internet or CD-ROM discs. In 1994, the term digital library was first used by the NASA Digital Library. American author Michael Stern Hart is the founder of the first digital library project. Hart made electronic books available for free via the Internet. The user can access the magazine’s articles, books, pictures, sound files, letters, and videos using a computer. Digital libraries, like traditional libraries, receive, disseminate, and preserve collections through digital means.

Digital Library is also recognized in Kharagpur

One of the best examples of the digital library is the National Digital Library of India, Kharagpur. Though, This Digital Library of India is a premier library of the Indian freedom struggle which is available to all on the internet. Books are searchable and available to read free of charge. In addition to this, it also provides online links to six major Indian newspapers.

National Digital Library
National Digital Library

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Country’s Leading Digital Library

  • Indian Digital Library, Kharagpur
  • Traditional Knowledge Digital Library Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
  • Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, Digital Library, New Delhi
  • Vidyanidhi Mysore (Library and Digital Library of the Department of Informatics of Mysore)

Main Characteristics of the National Library

  1. Educational material is available for users from elementary to postgraduate level.
  2. NDL has been designed to benefit all types of users such as students (of all levels), teachers, researchers, librarians, library users, professionals, users with disabilities, and all other lifelong learners.
  3. The information can be personalized on the basis of education level, choice of language, difficulty level, medium of content, and other such factors. Thus it is like a ‘customized service’ provided in a 24×7 integrated environment where learners can find the right resource with minimum effort and minimum time.
  4. The repository hosts content from multiple subject domains such as technology, science, humanities, agriculture, and others.

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