Turn your room into digital library by a click

By Balamurugan Selvaraj Published on Jan 23, 2018 03:24 PM IST

Chennai: Imagine having a collection of six million books at home. The National Digital Library (NDL) is aiming at making this a reality. With the NDL app, one can read over 7.2 million books in 70 different languages.

The National Digital Library of India is a single window portal to integrate the digital repositories of India. The subjects range from computer science, philosophy, and religion to literature, agriculture and fine arts.

Although it is called as an encyclopedia for those who take competitive and entrance examinations, it supports academics through virtual storage in the single-window search facility.

What makes NDL stand apart?

Similar to NDL, there are many repositories available online with the millions and billions of resources. Unlike them, NDL has the advantage to sort out the digital divide. A user-friendly resource filter and integrated searching capability are deployed in NDL  for faster and accurate access. Hereafter, users can breathe out of the muddle of crosschecking the credibility. NDL will take care of it.

Pilot as a co-pilot for readers

NDL India holds the content of any language with simple interface support for leading Indian languages (currently Hindi and Bengali). ‘NDL is being arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular form of access devices and differently-abled learners.

It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources,’ reads their blog post.

Recently, the ministry has launched National Digital library app on Google market and ios store. To access the contents, register with credentials(email, username, contact and other things) on the official website,https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in. Why are you waiting? Go straight to the play store to download National Digital library and install it. Enjoy your credible lessons with fewer efforts.

Speaking about the initiative, Chandran, a techie, says, "‘Children these days don’t like going to the library. Through this effort, the library has come to them. They can read over over three lakh pieces under literature section. They are more inclined towards audio-visuals for stimuli as opposed to the written word. It has some of the best-loved tales and short stories in the form of digital resources such as audio-books’."

However Krishnan, a professor says, ‘"Though several journals and research articles are available, it would be helpful if we can get access to paid journals too. NDL has immense potential to help the student community and bring the reading culture back to the younger generation’."