January 20, 2022

A Look at the New National National Library of India

From The Telegraph:

The library is changing. The new library building may lack the charm of the old one, but technology and recent acquisitions have made it a friendlier place for the researcher. Members may download forms from the website, and each new member is presented with a smart reader’s guide.

If accessing the texts still requires a visit to the library, accessing a substantial part of the catalogue doesn’t. More than 8 lakh manual cards have been converted into an electronic catalogue, which can be accessed on the library website from anywhere in the world.

The accessibility of the texts and the catalogue makes research at the library much easier and connects the library with institutions worldwide. The library has an estimated 20 lakh books and non-book materials, but almost all books that were entered on cards are now on the web catalogue.


Among the texts available online are more than 6,000 electronic journals.

Among the texts available online are more than 6,000 electronic journals. The library is also proud to announce to researchers the availability of Early English Books Online (EEBO), which contains 125,000 titles printed in the British Isles between 1475 and 1700.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.