Students, faculty can now access catalogues, e-journals, e-books, and databases from anywhere, any time
Taking a vacation and working on the thesis just got easier for the scholars at Jawaharlal Nehru University, as all the e-resources of the university's Central Library will now be accessible from anywhere and at any time.
"The faculty and students can access all of the university's e-resources including the library catalogues, e-journals, e-books, and all the databases that have been subscribed to in the Central Library from anywhere and any time maybe from their homes/hostels or travelling abroad," said the university's librarian Ramesh C. Gaur.
He added that a search engine, similar to "Google", has also been set up to sort out the problem of multiple databases and e-resources and to provide a single-window access to all e-resources in order to avoid confusion. However, the results will be limited to in-house and subscribed resources only.
Soon, around 8 lakh digital news clippings, 20,000 thesis and dissertations and some in-house publications including reprints of faculty articles will also be made available.
"The current focus of the library is to electronically deliver information to those who physically cannot come here. We want to reach out to as many people as we can with our innovative library and information services," added Dr. Gaur.
The library has been trying to help students guard against dangers by making available software "TURNITIN" to M.Phil. and Ph.D. students.