Srinagar: In a big choice geared toward reworking the Public Libraries in J&Ok by leveraging expertise, Lt Governor, Shri Manoj Sinha in the present day gave the go-ahead to the Department of Libraries and Research to modernize its Public Libraries within the UT with requisite IT infrastructure and reinvent these important establishments as productive e-Learning-cum-Career Counselling Centres for youth.
Chairing a evaluate assembly of the Department of Culture right here this afternoon, the Lt Governor stated that this novel initiative might be achieved by pooling assets from Mission Youth, J&Ok and the Smart City Mission to ascertain the requisite infrastructure within the present community of round 130 public libraries in J&Ok.
He stated this technological intervention would assist construct a collaborative and futuristic digital library system within the UT and unlock wide-ranging assets in conventional public libraries for a brand new technology of learners and start-ups, enabling free, long-term, public entry to the data and expertise.
Pertinently, as part of this initiative, the Department of Libraries has, in convergence with Jammu Smart City Ltd (JSCL), already began intensive upgradation of SRS Central Library Jammu to rework it right into a full-fledged Digital Library with very best technological amenities.
The key elements of the Rs 4.30 crores, SRS Library Jammu upgradation challenge embrace establishing of IT Hub with a devoted Server and Nodes, CCTV Surveillance System, Access Control System, RFID Tagging of Books and Access, set up of 150 KVA Genset, Air-Conditioning System, Fire Protection System, Furniture, Reading Lamps, Water Dispensers with RO Connection, Softscaping, Bookshelves, Toilet Block, Cafeteria, Screenwalls, Vertical Garden and so forth.
The same proposal has been despatched by the Libraries Department to the Srinagar Smart City Ltd (SSCL) for upgradation of SPS Library Srinagar as a Digital Library which is witnessing an enormous foot-fall of eager readers, particularly youth in its Reading Rooms.