Monday, November 28, 2016

Meeting on Modern State of the Art Public Digital Library in Kolkata

We had today a meeting in Hidco with Mass Education Department and C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) to explore the possibility of setting up a modern digital library in New Town. Mr Manish Jain, IAS, Principal Secretary, Mass Education and Library Department, Director of Library Services, Col (Retd) A K Nath, Executive Director CDAC, and Sutanu Kar JMD Hidco, Supriya Bagchi, Chief Engineer, all were there. A powerpoint presentation was shown by Library Department. Web based intelligent digital library features were explained. I added that we'd prefer (a) large print reprints of popular books for the senior citizens (b) a stock of rentable Kindle machines with backlit screen for reading in the dark without disturbing sleep of others and with selected book downloaded (c) a coffee shop (d) Wi Fi and (d) on-line membership of specialised web libraries for use by professionals such as law / medicine professionals.

The department will revert soon after doing some further homework.
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Millennium Post dt 28 Nov 2016

Times of India dt 28 Nov 2016

ToI dt 28 Nov 2016

Bartaman dt 28 Nov 2016
Khabar 365 dt 28 Nov 2016

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