MSCERT to digitise its books and magazines

ST CORRESPONDENT
Friday, 4 January 2019

“The project is still in the planning process and we are still looking for collaborations and resources to conduct the digitisation. We have many rare books in our library, many of which are used as reference material.” said Vikas Garad, Deputy Director (coordination), MSCERT.

PUNE: While the new age learning and technological advancements have paved way for digitisation of education, many libraries and institutions too, are trying to digitise the resource material that they have, to preserve it as well as make it available online. One of the latest organisations to join the list is Maharashtra State Council of Education Research and Training (MSCERT).

The MSCERT will soon start the digitisation process of its books and magazines in its library.

“The project is still in the planning process and we are still looking for collaborations and resources to conduct the digitisation. We have many rare books in our library, many of which are used as reference material. Apart from that, we will also digitise the issue of our magazine ‘Jeevan Shikshan’, which is being published for the past 161 years,” said Vikas Garad, Deputy Director (coordination), MSCERT.

He further said, “Many people are approaching us and offering to help in the process. The work will begin after that is finalised.”

After digitisation, the e-library will be accessible to the general public for free. At present, teachers, teachers under training by the MSCERT, the educational researchers are the ones who use the library at MSCERT.

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