70,000 Books To Be Converted to E-Books by Libraries in Gujarat

Great news about increased accessibility to books in libraries of Gujarat. Look forward to seeing many more such initiatives being adopted by libraries across India.

Via Business Standard

Keeping pace with changing reading habits in the wake of the digital revolution, the Gujarat Director of Libraries (DoL) has decided to convert over 70,000 books into ‘e-books’ to make them available to readers online. 
The books will be available for members through ‘e-Library Reader’ software for computers as well as through Android App for mobile phones. 
AccessAs per the available project details, around 1.95 crore pages of more than 70,000 books will be converted into e-book format and will be made available for their members within two to three months time, said officials. 
“Many of these books are very rare and too old. After scanning the pages, they need to clean pages through digital tools to remove stains and black spots, which readers may find unpleasant while reading the book online,” said Mehta.

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