May 17, 2012 admin

E-Library Facility at KCW attracts students, 500 books can be accessed without inter-net

Amritsar, May 17, 2012 : Launched a few years back, E-library concept at Khalsa College for Women (KCW) that enables students to access more than 500 books without the use of inter-net, has become a major attraction at the college campus. The students who find ruffling through pages of books boring in this age of computers, can access these important books of syllabus and general interest on computer screens through a special software and can read, mark pages they have read to come next day to start reading again.
KCW Principal Dr.Sukhbir Kaur Mahal said the idea behind the launch of the E-library was to inculcate amongst students the habit of sitting in the library and study. “The idea had been a major success. There are students who want to study hard-bound books but there are many who are tech-savy and they find our this facility convenient. These days more students cling to computers screens for books rather than seen around the book-racks’’, said Dr.Mahal.
Dr Mahal said seeing the success of the facility they were now planning to put more books on the computers in the coming days. The matter of proud is that the software to read these books was developed within the College by the computers science department under the leadership of Professor Pritika Mehra. “The students here need not to go to the internet to access the book. They just have to go into this software, views the list of books, click the one they want to read and the pages would start opening up in large font to read’’, said Prof Pritika.
She said hundreds of students take benefit from the facility at the College’s 42 years old library that stocks around 25,000 books apart from magazines, periodicals and newspapers. The who records relating the books, issuing dates, fine charges, everything is computerized in our library. There is also a software that enables us to even track the book records as who got it issued when and who read it. All is free of cost for the merit holders and highly nominal charges are taken from the other students, said Dr.Mahal.

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