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DIGITAL LIBRARY - How to use (English)

DIGITAL LIBRARY - How to use (Hindi)

DIGITAL LIBRARY for OPEN LEARNERS (DLOL)

SOL is committed to quality education to lakhs of its students using advanced learning technologies and ICT capabilities by reaching to the hither to un-reached. Due to the resource constraints and location, the students of SOL do not have access to the same kind of library services as available to the campus based learners. “Distance Learning Community is entitled to library services & resources equivalent to those provided for student & faculty in traditional-campus settings”. They are facilitated by technology-mediated right information, right time, 24x7, anywhere bridging the gap between information and information seeker.

 

          For transforming from the existing traditional activities and services towards the ICT enabled web-based library, the “Digital Library for Open Learners (DLOL) is established. To evolve appropriate mechanism of providing information support to distance learners, many projects have been worked out and actions are initiated.  The projects are undertaken for modernisation and re-vamping of library activities and services.

DIGITAL RESOURCES
(E-BOOKS & E-JOURNALS) FACILITATED BY TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RIGHT INFORMATION, RIGHT TIME, 24 x 7, ANYWHERE


LIBRARY WEB PORTAL


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Digital Library services


HOW TO USE & OBTAIN INFORMATION

Click - https://sol.du.ac.in/library/


E-BOOKS & E-JOURNALS- FREE DOWNLOADABLE AND LICENSED CONTENT
(UNDER USER ID AND PASSWORD)


National Digital Library of India(NDL)


E-resources for Under Graduate (UG) & Post Graduate(PG)

Ministry of Human Resource Development under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology has initiated the National Digital Library (NDL) pilot project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resource with a single-window search facility.  Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time.  NDL is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading vernacular languages (currently Hindi and Bengali).  It has been arranged to provide support for all academic levels including researchers, and lifelong learners, all disciplines, all popular form of access devices and differently-abled learners.  It has also been developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examination to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources.

 

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HOW TO USE & OBTAIN INFORMATION

    OBTAIN LOGIN ID AND PASSWORD :


OPEN ACCESS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES LIBRARY


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HOW TO USE & OBTAIN INFORMATION


E-JOURNAL DATABASES

 E-BOOKS DATABASES

OPEN ACCESS LIBRARY ( 42+ lakhs academic articles) http://www.oalib.com/

PDFDRIVE (Trending E-books for Free)

https://www.pdfdrive.net/

ERIC (Education Resources Information Centre https://eric.ed.gov/

College Open Text Books
www.collegeopentextbooks.org

Educational Technology & Society | Directory of Open Access Journals

Open Access Text Books (Model for open text books implementation) www.openaccesstextbooks.org

arXiv  (Physics, Math, Computer Science, Biology)

Open Access Text Books: websites www.openaccesstextbooks.org/websites.html

DBLP (Comp.Sc. Bibliography)

Forgotten Books (Forgotten Books is a London-based book publisher specializing in the restoration of old books, both fiction and non-fiction. More than 9.45 lakhs books are available to read online, download as ebooks, or purchase in print)

The Collection of Computer science Bibliography

The Online Books Page

Academic Journals (Science, Art, Education, Legal)

Project Gutenberg

AERA (Education)

 Free eBook-PDF

Nature.com (Multi-disciplinary)

EBookLobby

Electronic Journal Library

BookYards

Strategian (Multi disciplinary)

Computer-Books.us

Journal of Digital Information

Bartleby.com

www virtual Library

The complete work of Shakespeare

BASE: Bielefeld Academic search engine

www.free-ebooks.net

Free Ebooks

Mendeley (Multidisciplinary)

Free-Books.org

 

The Online Books Page

GENESIS (Women's History)

Free e-books www.free-ebooks.net

eigenFactor.org (Impact factor Science/Social Science)

 Audio for books

CiteSeerX (Citation database)

 Great Books Online  www.bartleby.com

Citebase Search ( Citation database) Physics,Math

 Digital Book Index http://digitalbookindex.com/about.htm

CiteSeerX (Citation database) Math

 Online Book Pages http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

Citebase Search ( Citation Database)

100 extensive University Libraries

CiteULike (Citation Database)

 

Wikipedia (The encycolopedia)

Kalsampada (Indian Cultural Heritage)

The world fact book (Information on History, People and Govt.)

Muktabodha ( Rare sanskrit text, Vedic text etc)

The Electronic Library of Mathematics

Tradition Knowledge Digital Library (Ayurved, Unani, siddha )

University World News

World Digital Library

SocioSite (Social Science)

http://www.ipl.org/ Internet Public Library

Voice of the shuttle

The Great Books www.anova.org/gb.html 

OATD (Open Access Thesis and Dissertation)

ManyBooks

NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations)

 

PQDT open (ProQuest Dessertations & Theses)

Open Text Book Library

https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/

Shodhganga INFLIBNET (Indian Theses & Dissertations)

 

Digital Commons (Institutional Repositorty)

 

Vidyanidhi  http://vidyanidhi.com/

 

EThOS (UK Theses)

 

CSIR Exploration (Indian Theses)

 

 


N-LIST National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (E-resources for colleges in India)


SOL has subscribed the E-Resources (e-books/e-journals) through N-LIST INFLIBNET Consortium to provide the information support to its open learners. These E-resources are useful for the academia of Colleges of India.

 

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The Consortium provides full text access to more than 6000+ e-journals with back files for 10 years and 31,35,000+ e-books. These resources belong to all the disciplines and also contain 180+ e-Indian journals full text downloadable.

 

HOW TO USE & OBTAIN INFORMATION

   OBTAIN LOGIN ID AND PASSWORD :

USEFUL LINKS:


SUGAMYA PUSTAKALAYA ONLINE LIBRARY (Visually impaired/ print disabled)


 Sugamya Pustakalaya Online is a facilitating platform for producers of special content to jointly work in producing and providing such books to people with print disabilities. This online library has been created by DAISY Forum of India (DFI). It is poised to become the largest collection of books in accessible formats. A one-stop resource for the reading requirements of all those persons who due to blindness, weak eyesight or any other disability cannot read the standard print.SOL has subscribed for associate membership of Sugamya Pustakalaya of DFI.

 

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          Users can access a collection of over 2, 30,000 books, maintain their individual reading shelves online and also download books in chosen formats. These books are in different languages integrating libraries across Indian and Globe, constituting Sugamya as the largest international library for visually impaired.

 

HOW TO USE & OBTAIN INFORMATION

    VISUALLY IMPAIRED/ PRINT DISABLED USER – REGISTRATION STEPS:


Delhi University e-Library Portal
(Subscribed e-Resources require DUCC Campus Internet Connectivity. Public Domain e-Resources can be accessed from anywhere)


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Delhi university library system


HOW TO USE & OBTAIN INFORMATION


e-LEARNING & OPEN EDUCATION PORTALS


e-LEARNING PORTALS


Source Name Source Link
 

NME-ICT (MHRD) e-PGPathshala INFLIBNET

 

http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/NME-ICT.php

 

SWAYAM, Free Online education (MHRD & AICTE)

 

https://swayam.gov.in/

 

Virtual Learning Environment (Institute of Life Long Learning, University of Delhi

 

http://vle.du.ac.in/mod/resource/view.php?id=13772

 

NPTEL (A Project funded by MHRD, GOI)

 

http://nptel.ac.in/

 

A-VIEW, Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World

 

http://aview.in/

 

SAKSHAT (MHRD, GOI)

 

http://www.sakshat.ac.in/

 40 Free Educational Websites - Edsys  

www.edsys.in/40-free-educational-websites-you-shouldnt-miss/

 

Top 10 Free E Learning Websites Portal In India - ReviewAdda.Com

 

https://www.reviewadda.com/institute/article/65/top-10-free-e-learning-websites-portal-in-india

 

SHIKSHA (MHRD, GOI)

 

https://www.shiksha.com/

 

International Council for Open and Distance Education (A Global Network for Online, Open and Flexible education)

 

https://www.icde.org/

 

Open Education Consortium (The Global Network for Open Education)

 

http://www.oeconsortium.org/

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – MIT OPEN COURSE WARE

 

https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

 

Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC)

 

http://cec.nic.in/Pages/Home.aspx

 


SOL STUDY MATERIAL –UG/PG COURSES


SOL Study Material –UG/PG COURSES


Online Study Material


Postgraduate

M.A.(Hindi)
M.A.(Sanskrit)

M.Com
M.A(History)
M.A.(PS)


Audio - Video Lecture

Economics


For more course materials please visit

ILLL website
CEC website


PRINT BOOKS IN SOL LIBRARY AND OTHER LIBRARIES
(SEARCH AVAILABILITY ONLINE 24X7 FROM ANY WHERE)


WEB CATALOGUE OF BOOKS IN SOL LIBRARY


SOL has adopted an Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) that caters to the needs of an advanced library and information unit. This ILMS is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for libraries.  The various functions of libraries management i.e. Acquisition, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serial, OPAC etc. are integrated as web-based accessible services. SOL library has got data input of currently highly used documents in ILMS database enabling to automate the functions namely, membership registration and issue/return of books using Barcode technology.

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To browse, find availability, reserve the book, status of issued books from the collection of books available in library of SOL

 

HOW TO USE & OBTAIN INFORMATION


RESOURCE SHARING NETWORK-DELNET FACILITY


RESOURCE SHARING NETWORK-DELNET FACILITY

Every library procures books and documents based on the disciplines and objectives of its organization. The information resources in print form available worldwide cannot be procured by any single library. With the objective of enhancing the print books collection of SOL Library, the access to the DELNET facility has been obtained.

 

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HOW TO USE & OBTAIN INFORMATION

  REQUEST FOR ANY BOOK BY REGISTERED USER OF LIBRARY:


SPECIAL FACILITY
(DIGITAL GADGETS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED)


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY CELL (EOC): Visually Impaired/ Print Disabled


The UGC guidelines are aimed towards providing necessary accessibility and facilities, equipments and academic material to visually impaired students.  The SOL has established an Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) - an Enabling Unit for these students. SOL has established this “Enabling Unit” has full-fledged facility of 16 computer systems with compatible furniture, air-conditioners, and many special types of equipment for visually impaired.  Other special gadgets procured are as below:

  1. Daisy players for pre-recorded materials, lectures and updated fresh course material.
  2. Read Easy reading machines: This is a standalone machine which would enable visually impaired students not knowing computer to audio-read any book by press of a button.
  3. Read it HD Scholar: This is a high power 16 MP HD camera scanner with powerful software. Any book in English and Hindi can be scanned within minutes and read by visually impaired.  The book can also be converted in multiple formats with such command.  Documents can be magnified multiple times on computer through this device.
  4. Braille Display: This is first generation paperless Braille technology. Through this Braille Display, a visually impaired student can read any document in English on the computer in Braille.  Braille letters, words and lines appear on display as the cursor moves on the screen.
  5. Braille Sense U2: This is independent user friendly Braille computer and note taker. There is no screen but only a Braille display with easy functionality.  Visually impaired can read any document in English, both in Braille and audio format without assistance of any computer.  Visually impaired students can do their assignments and even take examinations.
  6. Braille Face & NVDA Screen Reader Software.

 

HOW TO USE & OBTAIN INFORMATION


e-NEWS CLIPPING PORTAL AND SERVICE
e-NEWS CLIPPING PORTAL AND SERVICE

e-News Clipping Portal and Service:


School of Open Learning (SOL) has developed web database of ”e-News Clippings” related to SOL, DU, MHRD and related areas. SOL Staff as well as students can access the news with a single-window search facility from anywhere, 24x7.

“News Clippings Service” is one of the common services provided by libraries and information centers. The information technology has changed the mechanism of providing ‘News Clipping Service’ in libraries and information centers. This certainly has facilitated wide circulation of the news items in networked environment with better archives searching.

The database provides web-based full-text access to news items from e-newspapers using web interface. It has been packaged with an easy user interface for library staff to prepare news items and then to upload these news items on web server. The same news items are also delivered by email to specific groups of patron as “Selective Dissemination Information (SDI)” service.

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Future Projects


Creation of E-Textbook Platform for Distance Learners


 SOL accommodates lakhs of students by offering many UG/PG courses/ programs. For distance learners, the text books are extremely useful to pursue their studies. Library procures multiple copies of popular text book titles in hundreds to meet the demand of learners. The quantity of physically procured cannot match with the increasing demand of the lakhs of students. The project “Creation of E-Textbook Platform for Distance Learners” has been worked out to evolve appropriate mechanism of provisioning information support on web or mobile “24*7” from anywhere. The first stage is to acquire the content of in print or digital format of popular titles of published text books relevant to courses/ programs from respective publishers by associating them in the project.

Inspired by ‘Digital India Initiative’, the acquired content shall be digitalized and made web or mobile accessible with secured IPR manageability and authenticated & authorized access management. A “Brainstorming” on theme: “Partnership with Publishers for Sharing Digitalized Content on E-Textbooks Platform of SOL” was organized to remove the apprehensions of the publishers regarding securing the content against misuse by unauthorized ones and to bring the awareness among them about the project. Further actions of the project are being structured to formulate and plan on its major components i.e. Content, IPR manageability, Revenue model, & Technology platform.

SOL library

The SOL library is a knowledge resources centre with print and digital resources related to the disciplines of the courses of SOL. It is situated in the hub of SOL campus established as a small library in 1962. This library was shifted to the new building in August 1991.

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