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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
19-June-2018 19:22 IST
Union HRD Minister dedicates the National Digital Library of India to the Nation
The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the new digital initiative of HRD Ministry ‘National Digital Library of India’on the occasion of National Reading Dayin New Delhi today. This National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the aegis of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). The objective of NDL is to make digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning. National Digital Library of India is developed by IIT Kharagpur.
NDL is the Single Window Platform that collects and collates metadata from premier learning institutions in India and abroad, as well as other relevant sources. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media.
Speaking on the occasion Minister said that a new era of Digital India has begun as we dedicate this Digital Library to the Nation. He said that the National Digital Library is a 24×7 ubiquitous knowledge resource that is accessible to anyone with internet access and it is built to enable the rise of Digital India. The Minister said that anybody can access the digital library anytime and anywhere absolutely free of cost and will contribute greatly to the Government’s commitment towards “Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat”.
The Minister explained that NDLI is a digital library that makes quality learning resources available to all learners and has 1.7 Crore content from more than 160 sources, in over 200 languages, everywhere and 30 lakh users are registered on NDL as on date and our target is to increase the users 10 times in a year. He said that NDLI platform is collaborative in nature and extended his regards to contributing institutions which have made available their digital repositories for integration with NDLI.
Shri Prakash Javadekar added that apart from website, NDL is also available on the Mobile app. NDLI Mobile app is enabling access to rich digital content of libraries across the country and even foreign repositories to users even in the remotest of areas. He further said that the App, which has been downloaded over 6.70 lakh times, is currently available for both iPhone and Android users. Users can search for content using various parameters like subject matter, source, content type and more. Right Now the app is available in three languages – English, Hindi and Bengali.
Speaking at the launch function today, the Minister of State for Culture (I/c) Dr. Mahesh Sharma, narrated the difficulties faced by him as a student in gaining access to books, and fondly thanked the NDL initiative of Human Resource Development Ministry that would help lakhs of students in the country. He added that National Digital Library initiative by MHRD together with National virtual Library of India platform by Ministry of Culture will enable India leave an indelible mark on the World stage. He said Education and Culture are the cornerstones in the concept of India’s ‘Unity in Diversity’ and National Digital Library is a path breaking initiative by MHRD in this direction.
Dr Mahesh Sharma also gave details about the National virtual Library of India as a massive online library with resources covering tens and hundreds of fields, ranging from arts, music, dance, culture, theatre, science and technology to education, archaeology, literature, museums, cartography maps, e-papers and manuscripts, among others , in all possible forms collated and made available on a single online platform. This programme is a part of the National Mission on Libraries of the Ministry of Culture.
NDLI can be accessed through http://www.ndl.gov.in
April 23rd is celebrated as world book and copy right day to pay a worldwide tribute to books and author and to encourage people to discover the pleasure of reading.It is hoped that world Book & copyrightwill increase peoples understanding of and adherence to copyright laws and other measures to protect intellectual copyrights.
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2 April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.
Theme of this year 2018:
THE SMALL IS BIG IN A BOOK
What is IBBY
The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together.
* to promote international understanding through children’s books
* to give children everywhere the opportunity to have access to books with high literary and artistic standards
* to encourage the publication and distribution of quality children’s books, especially in developing countries
* to provide support and training for those involved with children and children’s literature
* to stimulate research and scholarly works in the field of children’s literature
* to protect and uphold the Rights of the Child according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
American Association of School Libraries
Association for Library Services to Children
Young Adult Library Services Association
Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava – BIB
Bologna Children’s Book Fair
Books for Keeps: UK independent children’s book magazine
Chihiro Art Museum, Japan
Children’s Book Circle
CODE : Canada’s International Literacy Agency for Children
Frankfurt Book Fair
SM – Premio Iberoamericano SM de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil
The Horn Book: publications about books for children and young adults
The National Sections of IBBY in Europe present a selection of books for children
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions – IFLA
International Youth Library – Internationale Jugendbibliothek
Ilustrarte — International Biennial Exhibition of Children’s Books Illustration
Inclusive minds: working together to create truly inclusive, diverse and accessible books for children
International Research Society for Children’s Literature – IRSCL
International Publishers Association
Kodomo: digital gallery of world picture books.
International Literacy Association
Centre for the Book, Library of Congress
Nalibali: sparking children’s potential through storytelling and reading
Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours
Outside in World: exploring world books in translation
Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa – PRAESA
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Takamtikou: review of children’s literature in Africa, the Arabic World, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean
Teaching Books: a rich database resource for schools to promote reading
Worlds of Words
A Journal of International Children’s Literature
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature (ISSN 0006 7377) is a refereed journal published quarterly by IBBY.
Bookbird aims to communicate new ideas to the community of readers interested in children’s books and is open to any topic in the field of international children’s literature. Bookbird also includes themed issues for which the editor will post calls for manuscripts on the IBBY website.
Bookbird also includes news of IBBY projects and events which are highlighted in the Focus IBBY column. Other regular features include coverage of children’s literature studies and children’s literature awards around the world as well as reading promotion projects worldwide.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
ILA Indian library Association declared 14th november as National Library Day, Since 1968, 14-20 November has been celebrated as National Library week all over India and various programmes are organised to let the public know about the libraries.
ACTIVITIES PLANNED DURING NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
- BOOK REVIEW WRITING
- BOOK JACKET DESIGNING.
- BOOK MARK DESIGNING
- POSTER MAKING COMPETITION
- POEM RECITATION
- STORY TELLING
SIYALI RAMAMRITA RANGANATHAN (12 AUGUST 1892 – 27 SEPTEMBER 1972)
FATHER OF LIBRARY SCIENCE IN INDIA
In 1995, UNESCO created the world book and copyright Day to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on 23rd April, encouraging everyone and to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the contribution of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.
MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD 11. NOV. 1888 – 22. FEB. 1958
His real name was “ Abul kalam Ghulam Muhiyaddin“.He was India’s first Education Minister (1947 – 58). He awarded India’s highest civilian honour, The Bharat Ratna in 1992.He established the most cultural & literary academies including Sangeet Natak Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, Sahitya academy as well as Indian Council for cultural Relations.The first IIT, IISc, school of planning and Architecture & the University Grants Commission were established under his tenure.
“Education imparted by heart
can bring revolution
in the society”.
——Moulana Abul Kalam Azad
REMEMBERING THE FATHER OF LIBRARY SCIENCES IN INDIA
SHIYALI RAMAMRITA RANGANATHAN
(12TH AUGUST 1892 – 27TH SEPTEMBER 1972)
Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (12th august 1892 – 27 september 1972 ) was a mathematician and Librarian from India. His most notable contributions were his five laws of library science & development of the first major analytic-synthetic classification system, the colon classification. He is considered to be the father of library science, documentation, and information science in India. His Birthday is observed as the “ National Librarian’s Day” in india.
FIVE LAWS OF LIBRARY SCIENCE:
- BOOKS ARE FOR USE
- EVERY READER HAS HIS/HER BOOK
- EVERY BOOK HAS ITS READER
- SAVE THE TIME OF READER
- LIBRARY IS A GROWING ORGANIZATION
Dr. S.R.R was born on August 9, 1892 to Ramamritam Iyer and Sita Lakshmi Ammal at shiyali.He has a master degree in mathematics. He taught mathematics at presidency college in1921.In January 1924 Dr S.R.R took charge of the Madras University Library as University Librarian. Then he get six month certificate course in library science in London.
He started the Library Science Department in the year 1931 at Madras University. later he was professor of Library science at Banaras Hindu University (1945-47) and Delhi University (1947-55). He was chairman of the UGC Library commission &founded Indian National Scientific Documentation centre (INSDOC) in Delhi in 1950 and also started DRTC (Documentation Research and Training Center ) at Bangalore in 1962 under the auspices of the Indian Statistical Institute and promote the research activities in the field of Library and Information Science.
He was President of Indian Library Association (1944-1953). In 1957 he was elected an honorary member of the International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID).He was honoured with D.Litt. from Delhi University in 1948 and also D.Litt. from University of Pittsburgh.
The govt. Of India awarded Padmashri to Dr. S.R. Ranganathan in 1957 for his valuable contribution to library science.
FAMOUS BOOKS OF Dr.S.R.R
- FIVE LAWS OF LIBRARY SCIENCE (1931)
- COLON CLASSIFICATION (1933)
- CLASSIFIED CATALOGUE CODE (1934)
- LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION (1935)
- PROLEGOMENA TO LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION (1937)
- THEORY OF THE LIBRARY CATALOGUE (1938)
- ELEMENTS OF LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION (1945)
- CLASSIFICATION AND INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTATION (1948)
- CLASSIFICATION AND COMMUNICATION (1951)
Dr. S.R.R was an editor of the following journals.
- Abigila(Indian library association 1949-53)
- Annals of Library Science” (1954- 63)
- Library science with a slant to documentation (194-72)
He founded the Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for library science in 1963.He was also nominated as “ National Research Professor of Library Science in” 1965.
He is remembered forever as “Father of Library Science” for his unique service in the field of library science .
WORLD SKILL DAY
World Youth Skills Day 2016 – Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment
Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.
That is why education and training are key determinants of success in the labor market. But unfortunately, existing systems are failing to address the learning needs of many young people, and surveys of learning outcomes and skills show that a large number of youth have low levels of achievement in basic literacy and numeracy. Skills and jobs for youth feature prominently in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and SDG target 4.4 calls for a substantial increase in the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills
July 15 is World Youth Skills Day, and the United Nations is observing the day with a special event on the theme of “Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment.” Understanding what works to support young people in today’s and tomorrow’s labor market through training and skills development will be key to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, and will be at the center of this high-level event.
The event will be facilitated by the UN Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, and will feature opening remarks from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The event is co-organized with the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal to the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
7 sensational ways to use OERs
By ISTE Connects 3/10/2016
Open education is one of the most exciting trends in learning and teaching today. The sheer number and diversity of lesson plans, videos, webpages, MOOCs, webinars and other formats is changing the game of education for both students and educators. But it can be difficult to cull through everything out there.
We know that a little guidance goes a long way. That’s why we put together a list of some of our favorite free resources, along with advice from educators about how to use them with students:
- Google CS First ignites interest in computer science. Instructional coach and teacherJanice Mak offers a step-by-step guide for using Google’s computer science curriculum. The online modules include tutorials, activities and historical perspectives. The package comes with scripts that allow anyone, regardless of programming experience, to teach the course in school or as part of an after-school club.
- Storytelling through digital threads. Many teachers love Twitter for how it connects them to other educators and useful resources. But Twitter offers another way to learn. In this post, Technology DirectorChris Bigenho explains how his students collect tweets from users around the world to study international events as they’re breaking.
- 5 resources to connect your students to real scientists. When it comes to educational resources, nothing’s better than real live experts demonstrating work they’re passionate about.Ben Smith and Jared Mader offer five sites that connect students to scientists working in their fields.
- Get your students on the road to digital citizenship with a digital driver’s license. Let’s face it, every student today needs to learn how to be a good digital citizen. Yet, embedding those lessons into the curriculum has been a challenge for many educators.Gerry Swanand Marty Park explain how to use the Digital Driver’s License project, a free and easy-to-navigate resource that schools or individuals can use to teach and measure digital citizenship proficiency.
- Find free and fair-use photos. There’s no shortage of photos on the web. But good digital citizenship requires that we know how to properly find and cite images.Keith Ferrell, an educational technology coach, offers a list of places where students can find fair-use photos.
- 5 standards-aligned lesson plans. One of the best-kept secrets in ed tech is the ProjectReimaginED resource library, a treasure trove of lesson plans aligned to the Common Core and ISTE Standards.Chip Cash, a high school math teacher and Project ReimaginED leader, shares some of the best lesson plans posted in the resource library.
- Teach students to code with Code.org’s free resources. Coding is a key discussion topic among educators and policymakers around the world these days. Even President Obama has unveiled an initiative calledComputer Science for All to empower students to learn the computational thinking skills they need to be creators in the digital world. In this post, Janice Mak shares some of the most exciting free resources offered byorg.
Turn to the EdTekHub to find free resources and advice from experienced educators on how to implement technology in the classroom.
International Children’s Book Day : 02 April 2016
International Children’s Book Day is celebrated on every 02 April, inspiring children’s to pick up a book and get reading. 02 April is Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday and since 1967 International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated on or around this day to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s book.
The theme for 2016 is “Once upon a time” and the sponsoring country is Brazil.
It is sponsored by the International Board on Books for young people (IBBY).The Mission of IBBY is:
- to promote international understanding through children’s Book
- to give children everywhere the opportunity to have access to books with high literary and artistic standards.
- to encourage the publication and distribution of quality children’s books
- to provide support and training for those involved with children and children’s literature.
- to stimulate research and scholarly works in the field of children’s literature.
- to protect and uphold the rights of the child according to the UN convention on the right of the child.
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost