Deptt. of Libraries and Research, Govt. of J & K
The launch of the website by the Department of Libraries and Research as part of the Automation & Networking of Public Libraries Project is a welcome step to showcase the rich heritage of knowledge and Information of/about Jammu and Kashmir. Beside a quick and easy navigation menu, the website comprises two portions –informative and interactive. The informative content relates to non-interactive portion like information on organizational set-up, library locations, contact details, collection, procedures, citizen charter, RTI, library committees and archives. The interactive content comprises Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Digitized manuscripts and rare books are being added to this content. Even as the data entry is in progress, they have started uploading OPAC information about the four major public libraries covered in the Pilot Phase. About 13 manuscripts, including Arabic, Bakha, Balti, Dogri, Kashmiri, Punjabi and Sanskrit have been digitized so far. The copies of the digitized manuscripts are available on the payment of Rs. 10 per folio (2 pages). The material is instructed to be used for academic reference only and for publication, the user is required to obtain proper permission from the Competent Authority (Director of Libraries & Research, J& amp;K). As the data entry is carried forward the dynamic content will keep on updating periodically.