National Digital Library of India (NDL): Virtual Learning Repository | 15 Lakh Items by 1.5 Lakh Authors
About National Digital Library of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has initiated the National Digital Library pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility.
Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time.
NDL is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for many vernacular languages (currently Hindi and Bengali).
It is being arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life long learners,all disciplines,all forms of access devices and differently-abled learners.
It is being developed to help students 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.
The pilot project is devising a framework suitable for future scale with respect to content volume and diversity to become a full-blown National Digital Library of India over time. It is being developed at IIT Kharagpur.
Educational material are available for users ranging from primary to post-graduate levels. Repository hosts contents from multiple subject domains like Technology, Science, Humanities, Agriculture and others.
More than 60 types of learning resources are available. 15,00,000+ items have been authored by 1.5 lakh authors. Repository integrates contents from different Indian Institutional Repositories.
Learning Resource Type
the repository claims to have lakhs of books and articles,thousands of thesis,video lectures,question papers and their solutions and reports and manuscripts from Satyajit Ray Society, Vidya Prasarak Mandal and others and hundreds of audio lectures.
It has web courses, data set, annual reports, technical report, monograph, manuals, law judgements etc.
It includes Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, Languages, Natural Sciences, Fine Arts, Literature, History and Geography.