Scottish Church School gets digital library
Kolkata: Scottish Church Collegiate School in Kolkata on Monday became the first school in the state to develop a digital library, to help its students get access to a wide variety of books while sitting at home.
As part of the project, the institution has developed an app that will enable students to access lectures of teachers, notes and suggestions, on their mobiles or computers.
The infrastructure for the entire project has been developed by alumni of the school, who had passed out in 1968. The major cost of the project has also been borne by them.
Students will be provided with an ID code and a log-in ID, using which they can log into the school website and access the books.
"There is always a space constraint in any library, but with this, students they can access all books right from home. The facility can be accessed till 12 in the night," said Bivash Saniel, Headmaster of Scottish Church Collegiate School.
The school has tied up with the National Digital Library of India (NDLI), commissioned by the Ministry of Human Resource and developed by IIT Kharagpur, which presently has more than 1.26 crore books, journals, periodicals and research material from nearly 100 leading institutions across the country, in its repository.
"All of these books can be accessed by our students," Saniel added.
The digital library at the school was officially launched on Monday, by the Bishop of Kolkata Rt. Rev. Ashoke Biswas in presence of the 1968 batch.