Tag Archives: India

India gets its first transgender library in Tamil Nadu to raise awareness about ‘Ambisexuals’

(24 Sep 2019) In a bid to create awareness about ‘ambisexual’ people in the country, a transgender library has been opened as part of the transgender resource centre in Viswanathapuram, Madurai. “Programs for alternate-sex children should be announced in the National Children”s Policy and transgender subjects should be included in the school education system,” Priya […]


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IOP Publishing award for top cited Indian authors

(1 Aug 2019) Top cited authors from India are being recognised for the significance of their work with an IOP Publishing award. The award is for corresponding authors from India, for work published across the whole IOP Publishing journal portfolio in the past three years (2016-2018). The winners are authors of the top one per cent […]


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HRD Ministry launches National Digital Library of India

(26 Aug 2019)  Human Resource Development Ministry under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, NMEICT has launched the National Digital Library of India project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. More details can be found here.  


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U-Dictionary reaches strategic partnership agreement with Oxford University Press

(26 Aug 2019) U-Dictionary, a famous global English Learning application, on Monday announced a strategic partnership with Oxford University Press, the largest university press in the world, in an effort to offer Indian Users Free Globally Authoritative Dictionary. Find out more from the original post here.  


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Launch of IndiaRxiv on the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day

(14 Aug 2019) Research outputs find a home at IndiaRxiv, India’s first Preprints Service Open Access India partners with the Center for Open Science to launch IndiaRxiv on the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day as the country joins the global march for open science. Open Access India and the Center for Open Science have collaborated […]


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Pay revision: library workers wear black bands

(25 Jul 2019)  Library workers who maintain libraries by BBMP across Bengaluru, India are on a silent protest to fight for a better salary. Read more here.


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India: Vice President Naidu calls for strengthening library movement

(4 Aug 2019)  Vice President of India M. Venkiah Naidu called for strengthening library movement from universities to villages and said it should become a jan andolan on the lines of Swachh Bharat and Beti Bachao, Beti Padao programmes. Read the full report here.  


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First workshop of national digital library held in Mumbai

(10 July 2019) The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) recently organised its first workshop at Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies (GNIMS) in Matunga to instruct 82 faculty members and librarians from across the city about the e-library. The library, whose app was launched in June last year, has over 3.19 million books. The […]


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The City that crowdfunded its only library from a Facebook post

(9 April 2019) In August 2017, businessman Imtisunup Longchar put up a post on Facebook seeking help to build a library for his community. The reason: There was no library in all of Dimapur, the largest city in Nagaland, India. The response was overwhelming: People offered books, money and advice. One of the first respondents […]


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Session organised on strengthening digital library in agri research

(20 March 2019) Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, organised a two-day training programme on “Strengthening of digital library in national agricultural research and education system using koha platform” for libraries of state agricultural universities/ICAR institutes under north zone. The training was held under the sub-project “National knowledge management […]


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Launching of Parliament Digital Library (PDL), India

Parliament Digital Library (PDL) provides various parliamentary documents. As of now the portal has 387,957 pdf files.  (27 December 2018) The Parliament Digital Library provides information about various parliamentary documents of Lok Sabha, the House of People. The debates of Lok Sabha, from the First Lok Sabha to the Sixteenth Lok Sabha are placed in […]


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The OA Interviews: Arul George Scaria

(18 November 2018) Richard Poynder interviews Arul George Scaria, Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director at CIIPC, the Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC) in New Delhi. Scaria is currently working on a report based on a landscape survey of the current situation in India concerning open science for which he was the principle […]


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Facebook launches Digital Literacy Library in 6 Indian languages with lessons on digital safety

(31 October 2018) Facebook recently launched a collection of lessons in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam to help train three 300,000 Indians in digital safety. The Digital Literacy Library was launched on Monday. “We expect to train 3,00,000 people by end of 2018, and we will multiply these efforts in times to come,” […]


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Launch of T10KL programme under the project “National Virtual Library of India”, funded by the Ministry of Culture

(17 October 2018, Mumbai)  The Ministry of Culture, Government of India set up the National Mission on Libraries in 2012 to ensure sustained attention to the development of Libraries and the Information Science Sector. The National Mission on Libraries has, as one of its activities, created the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI), a project […]


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You can walk on the roof of this sloping brick library in India

(21 September 2018) From a house whose roof is made from seaweed and driftwood, to a town hall that serves as a physical bridge over a river, there is no shortage of buildings that are designed to blend into their surroundings. This school library in India is continuing the tradition with a sloping shape that […]


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