About National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) :-
- National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) will be an online platform 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 the form of documents, books, images, audio, videos and other forms in the coming months in various languages.
- This programme is a part of the National Mission on Libraries initiated by the National Knowledge Commission under the Ministry of Culture.
- Developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), headquartered in Pune.
- Currently, Australia operates a similar facility named Treasure Trove but after formally launched this his could be one of the world’s largest virtual libraries where information on such diverse subjects are available.
- This would largely benefit researchers, students and subject experts, among others, who would no longer need to hunt or spend hours for reference material in traditional library buildings.
- Contents will be preserved permanently for future requirements too.
- The biggest advantage for India is the federal government system, where data gathering from government-run institutions is easier.
- It is also open to contributions from private parties.