Open access to e-library


Now comes a helpful resource for the school teachers, students and universities. E-library will be developed in India, wherein each and every citizen of the nation can access says HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Therefore, the National Electronic Library (NEL) will be accessible by every citizen of the country.

For this development, Irani had given a written letter to the Lok Sabha. In which she mentioned, the government of India has taken a decision to provide access to NEL to its citizens including students and teachers in schools, colleges and universities. Most resources in NEL would be available in open access to every citizen of India without any restrictions.

NEL is a digitised library which according to the minister will be device independent. Device will be not an issue as the e-library will be responsive to all devices. It can be accessed using a variety of devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, smart phones and other devices.

However, few of the resource contents will be especially subscribed to students, researchers and faculty of colleges and remaining will be open to everyone.

Further, the resources available under the National Repository of Open Education Resources (NROER), launched in 2013, will also be part of e-library.

NROER is a collaborative platform that endeavours to bring together relevant and appropriate digital resources in multiple languages for the school system for all classes and subjects.The resources available in NROER are in the form of concept maps, video, multimedia, learning objects, audio clips, talking books, photographs, diagrams and charts, articles, Wiki pages and textbooks.

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