Tag Archives: India

India’s National Digital Library caters to students in all languages

(6 Jun 2020)  From India: A National Digital Library has been set up by the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry for all students in the country. The library includes subjects such as elementary education, law, medicine and engineering. It provides more than 40.5 million text resources. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said: “This library is […]


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India: A unique underground library has 900,000 books in Rajasthan

(21 May 2020)  The libraries come in different shapes and sizes across the world. But the one laying beneath a temple at the Bhadariya village of the Thar Desert region in Rajasthan is unique in its own way. This treasure trove of knowledge figures in the Asia’s biggest libraries with a collection of around 900,000 books and […]


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Springer Nature agrees its first transformative agreement within Asia

New transformative read and publish deal agreed with Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India (3 Apr 2020) Springer Nature has today agreed its first transformative read and publish deal within Asia, with the Manipal Academy of Higher Education in India. Under the terms of the arrangement researchers affiliated with the Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy […]


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India: e-library mobile app sees exponential growth in downloads during COVID-19 lockdown

Karnataka government’s library mobile application has been growing as more people download it during the lockdown period (11 Apr 2020)  Karnataka Library Department’s mobile application, which is said to be the first of its kind initiative in the country has seen an exponential growth in downloads during the COVID-19 lockdown, a senior Minister said on […]


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India: Aizawl’s free roadside library impresses netizens

(24 Feb 2020)  A mini roadside library in Mizoram’s capital Aizawl has gone viral on social media. This roadside library encourages reading habits and helps in building community by providing access to exchange free books. Read more from the New Indian Express here.  


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India’s fight against predatory journals: an interview with Professor Bhushan Patwardhan

(5 Feb 2020)  Predatory journals find most of their prey in developing countries, and in particular, among emerging economies where research output is rapidly growing. Bhushan Patwardhan is a biomedical researcher and Professor of Health Sciences at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) of India, and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, […]


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India’s renewed quest to improve its research quality

(24 Dec 2019) In recent years, India has emerged as one of the leading countries in terms of research volume. As per Elsevier’s 2018 Research Intelligence report, the country is the fifth largest producer of research publications, only behind scientific superpowers such as the US, China, the UK, and Germany. When it comes to India’s ranking in […]


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New database of pre-Independence Indian periodicals from 1857-1947 reflects a nation forging its identity

(7 Dec 2019) For years Professor Rahul Sagar worked with researchers, students and libraries from around the world to collate a database of Indian Periodicals that flourished between 1857 and 1947 and are evidence of a once fertile land of reading, writing and intellectual discourse. In an interview with Firstpost, Sagar spoke about the challenges […]


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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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