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VC JU Emphasises on establishment of e-Resource Centre in Dhanvantri Library

JAMMU: The Central Library plays a quintessential role in the furtherance of academic and research pursuits of the University of Jammu. 

Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, the University of Jammu has taken several initiatives to provide e-access to the journals to faculty, scholars and students.

It is high time that the University explores more tools to augment the already existing facilities in the Dhanvantri Library, said Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu on his visit to the Dhanvantri Central Library.

The Vice-Chancellor took a round of Stacks sections, Reading rooms, and Periodical Sections and enquired about various facilities being provided to the students, scholars and faculty. Prof Dhar underlined the need to ramp up the requisite technologies available at the Central Library to make it the state of the art Central library and emphasised on establishment of an e-Resource Centre.

The best of the facilities can be clubbed at one place to ensure that the students and scholars of the University of Jammu get enhanced access to e-contents e.g. popular magazines, research journals, theses, reports, e-books, e-journals, and online databases in Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences to make their studies at par with any other institute of repute.

As University is steadily climbing the well-acknowledged ranks of success, the more is the responsibility to carve a better niche when it comes to e-governance.

Prof Dhar further said that the University over the period of time in a consistent way has been giving access to the students and scholars to world-class physical and digital content available. He advised that the librarian and the staff must put their heads together to ensure that seamless facilities are made available not only at the Central library but also at the Departmental libraries. The role of e-libraries has now become now more & more significant after the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Prof Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar, University of Jammu assured that all the requisite help shall be rendered to the Central Library on behalf of the registry to make their functioning as per the objective and mission laid by the Vice-Chancellor.

Prof Versha Mehta, Librarian while speaking on the occasion said that under the guidance of the Vice-Chancellor, the staff at the library is trying its best to sync itself with the current trend but in the days to come, Central Library will try its best to enhance its already infrastructure and give more e-access to its resources for students and scholars of the University of Jammu.

Among others, Dr Neeraj Sharma, Spl Secy to Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Imran Farooq, PRO to Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vikram Sahi, Computer Scientist, Dr. Gurdev Singh, Deepti Padmanabhan, Assistant Administrative Officer, were present.

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