- February 14, 2023
National Digital Library -One library all of India
Every book lover wants to read many books, but it is not possible to buy and read all books. We have age old habit and tradition to visit Public library to read books, magazines , news papers, journals etc since Library have lot of collection of such things. Schools and Colleges also have libraries and students are advised to go to libraries. And some schools have dedicated library hours.
But in the advent of Internet and digitalization of information, access to any information became easier. The habit of Reading of physical books and magazines is slowly decreasing and Physical libraries are gradually disappearing. New types of libraries such as Digital libraries are evolving with lot of stored content including books, articles, videos etc.
The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is one such digital library developed and operated by IIT-Kharagpur. It is a project under Ministry of Education, Government of India, through its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). The official website of NDLI is https://ndl.gov.in/
- It contains diverse educational resources for all types of learners, including students (of all levels, including aspirants for competitive exams), teachers, researchers, librarians, professionals, specially abled users and everyone else.
- It contains Large volumes of original and collated Educational material at one’s fingertips. Variety of Reference Materials for a subject spectrum of Science and Technology, the Arts and the Social Sciences, the Medical Sciences and Legal studies etc.
- It offers a single-window search option so that students can find the appropriate resources and services quickly such as textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction, and all other types of learning media
- It offers all types of learning media for free.
- In addition to this, it offers free access to a large number of books supported by the ten most popular Indian languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Bangali, Tamil, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Odia
Students and learners of any kind of educational background can get access to different types of educational content and study materials in digital format using the NDLI. This helps students and other learners store their study materials on their smart phones, computers and other devices without worrying about buying physical copies of them.