Tanuja Joshi|Oct 1, 2023
Delhi University launches centenary e-book collection, digital archive
The university has sanctioned a fund of Rs 110 crore for the expansion and construction works of the library.
NEW DELHI: The University of Delhi launched the centenary e-book collection and digital archive today, June 6. Vice-Chancellor Professor Yogesh Singh was the chief guest at the event today.
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CEO of IOE, Professor Rajeev Gupta; SCER Chairperson Professor Neeta Sehgal; DU Registrar Dr Vikas Gupta; Convener of Centenary Celebrations Committee, Professor Neera Agnimitra along with many deans, heads of departments, directors and principals were present in the event.
During the event, Professor Yogesh Singh stated, "Libraries play a very important role in the life of universities. Now a big change has come in the form of e-resources. Today students find it very comfortable to read e-books and supplement it with their reading of printed books; so we have to change our mindsets".
Professor Yogesh Singh added that the university has sanctioned a fund of Rs 110 crore for the expansion and construction works of the library. He also called upon the librarians of the university and colleges to organize workshops to create awareness about these facilities of the university.
Dr Rajesh Singh, Librarian, University of Delhi highlighted that The Delhi University Library System (DULS) is a distributed system of resources and services spread across both campuses. It has over 17 lakh documents consisting of books, print periodicals, monographs, theses and other resources. There are 33 units of libraries, including major libraries, departmental libraries and special libraries that are providing access to resources and services to their patrons.
DULS has subject collections from nine reputed publishers around the world in the year 2023 and more than 83000 e-books and digital archives have been added as centenary collections to strengthen the digital library services of the university. The university has acquired subject collections and digital archives from publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Bloomberg, SAGE Publishing, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Springer Nature and Wiley Online Books.
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