Gwyer Hall, oldest DU boys’ hostel gets first digital library on Saturday, in a first of its kind initiative. Launched with 10 lakh e-resources, a seed fund of Rs 15 lakh was granted by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari from his MPLADS fund for the library.
The e-library is the first such library in a government-run institution of the country which was inaugurated by Minister of State for HRD (Human Resource Development) , Satyapal Singh, while the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Chief, Manoj Tiwari, was the Guest of Honour. The Gwyer Hall digital library at the University of Delhi started with 10 lakh online books – journals, research books and literature. The aim was to help students get access to digital content from their hostel room at any time of the day.
Another Rs 1 crore fund is announced for initiating digital libraries in other hostels, Such initiatives are being undertaken for digital inclusion and students should play a crucial role in the Digital Movement. Applauding the step, Singh told the Times of India,” Apart from the benefits to the students, such initiatives are environment-friendly also.”
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