Gyan Sankalp is an online platform which seeks to systematically address the education funding gap by linking government initiatives to individual/CSR donors who can directly support the government.


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Shri Prakash Javadekar launches several e-projects of Publications Division

Reading Culture of People should be revitalised: Prakash Javadekar



The details of the e-projects launched is as under:

1. Redesigned Dynamic Website: 

The newly revamped dynamic website ( with integrated payment gateway is capable of providing real time purchase facilities as well as updated information about Publications Division’s books and  journals. The website will facilitate ease of purchase. All books are available on the website for sale via payment gateway of Bharatkosh. It has a special section on Gandhi@150. This section details with the work undertaken with special features including special Gandhi Catalogue, link to Gandhi Heritage Portal for reading volumes of Collected works of Mahatma Gandhi and other Gandhian publications.

2. Mobile App “Digital DPD”: 

It is available for free download on Google Play Store and will facilitate tapping into the growing mobile commerce potential. The Mobile App is synced with the Digital Rights Management System to keep a check on a piracy and integrated with the Bharatkosh payment gateway for the ease of payments.

3. e-version of Rozgar Samachar: 

Rozgar Samachar,  a corresponding version of Employment News (English), is a prominent job journal in Hindi  providing  information about job opportunities in Central Government including  Public Sector Enterprises.  It also provides information and guidance about admission and career opportunities in various streams through career-oriented articles by experts. 

4. e-book “Satyagraha Geeta”: 


The heritage value book written by eminent poet Dr Kshama Rao in 1930s in Sanskrit verses presents the life and activities of Gandhiji. As part of Gandhi@150 commemoration, DPD procured a PDF version of the book and prepared the e-version of the book. English translation has also been added to ensure wider reach.  Divided in eighteen chapters (like Adhyays of Bhagwat Geeta), Satyagraha Geeta presents Gandhi's ideas, philosophy of life and his methods of action in Sanskrit verse form, capturing Gandhian ethos and tenets.


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Dear Library Professionals

August 12th is being celebrated as National Librarian’s Day in India, in remembrance of national professor of library science,  Dr S R Ranganathan (1892-1972), who had spearheaded library development in India.who is considered to be the father of  library science in the country.


Born Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan
12 August 1892
ShiyaliBritish India (present-day Tamil NaduIndia)
Died 27 September 1972 (aged 80)
Bangalore, India
Occupation Author, academic, mathematician, librarian
Nationality Indian
Genre Library ScienceDocumentationInformation Science
Notable works Prolegomena to Library Classification 
The Five Laws of Library Science
Colon Classification
Ramanujan: the Man and the Mathematician
Classified Catalogue Code: With Additional Rules for Dictionary Catalogue Code
Library Administration 
Indian Library Manifesto 
Library Manual for Library Authorities, Librarians, and Library Workers 
Classification and Communication 
Headings and Canons; Comparative Study of Five Catalogue Codes
Notable awards Padma Shri


कुछ दिलचस्प तथ्य जो कि डॉ॰ रंगनाथन का कार्य के प्रति जनून को दर्शाती हैः

  1. रंगनाथन सप्ताह में सात दिन और औसतन 16 घंटे कार्य करते थे।
  2. मद्रास विश्वविद्यालय के लाइब्रेरियन के 20 वर्षों के दौरान उन्होंने कोई छुट्टी नहीं ली।
  3.  वे गांधी जी से बहुत प्रभावित थे। अच्छी आय के वावजूद वे बहुत ही साधारण तरीके से जीवन-यापन करते थे।
  4. वह आमतौर पर नंगे पांव ही लाइब्रेरी में चलते थे। वे कहा करते थे कि पुस्तकालय उनका घर समान है, और कोई भी अपने ही घर के अंदर जूते नहीं पहनता।
  5. पुस्तकालय उनके दिल-जान में बसता था। कभी-कभी तो वे अपने काम पर इतना तल्लीन हो जाते थे कि खाने के समय का भी भान नहीें होता था तथा बिना सोये ही पूरी रात बिता देते थे।
  6. वे समय के बहुत पाबंद थे। वे कभी किसी मीटिंग में देर से नहीं पहुंचे। वे पुस्तकालय भी सबसे पहले पहुंचते और वहां से निकलने वाले सबसे आखिरी व्यक्ति होते थे।
  7. वे प्राप्त हुए पत्रों के जवाब उसी दिन दे देते थे। वे प्रत्येक पत्र को पढ़ते थे और हस्तलिखित उत्तर ही देते थे।
  8. वे जीवन के अंतिम वर्षों तक अनुसंधान कार्य में सक्रिय सक्रिय रहे।

यद्यपि डॉ एस आर रंगनाथन का जन्म 9 अगस्त को हुआ था। जब उन्हें स्कूल में भर्ती कराया गया था, तो उनकी जन्म तिथि 12 अगस्त दर्ज की गई थी। अतः 12 अगस्त को ही उनकी याद में राष्ट्रीय लाइब्रेरियन डे (National Librarian’s Day) मनाया जाता है।


Librarian names in different Countries
  • अमेरिकन अंग्रेजी: librarian
  • ब्रिटिश अंग्रेजी: librarian /laɪˈbrɛərɪən/ NOUN
  • अरबी : أَمِيـنٌ مَكْتَبَةٌ
  • ब्राजीली पुर्तगाली: bibliotecário
  • चीनी: 图书管理员
  • क्रोएशियाई: knjižničar
  • चेक: knihovník
  • डेनिश: bibliotekar
  • डच: bibliothecaris
  • यूरोपीय स्पेनिश फिनिश: bibliotecario
  • फिनिश : kirjastonhoitaja
  • फ्रेंच : bibliothécaire
  • जर्मन : Bibliothekar
  • ग्रीक : βιβλιοθηκάριος
  • इतालवी : bibliotecario
  • जापानी: 図書館員
  • कोरियाई: 사서
  • नार्वेजियन: bibliotekar
  • पोलिश: bibliotekarz
  • पुर्तगाली: bibliotecário
  • रोमानियाई: librar
  • रूसी: библиотекарь
  • स्पेनिश: bibliotecario
  • स्वीडिश: bibliotekarie
  • थाई: บรรณารักษ์
  • तुर्की: kütüphaneci
  • यूक्रेनी: бібліотекар
  • वियतनामी: thủ thư

Carla Hayden has an audacious plan to make Library of Congress available to you online

CNET spoke with Hayden about her massive effort to digitize the biggest library in the world.



Ambitious doesn't begin to describe Carla Hayden's plan to make the Library of Congress' collection available to the world. Audacious may be closer to it. Hayden, the 14th person to steward the Library, wants to "throw open the treasure chest" by digitizing its vast collection and making it accessible online. The five-year plan's understated name -- Enriching the Library Experience -- doesn't capture its scope. Hayden wants people to engage with everything from the letters of Abraham Lincoln to early-edition Batman comics.



Library of Congress Swear In

Carla Hayden is the first African American and first woman to serve as the Librarian of Congress. Among other tasks, she is in charge of the library's ongoing digitization efforts.

Tom Williams


Where are you in the digitization process? 
Hayden: The library has been digitizing its special collections for over 20 years. And we have made quite a bit of progress. For instance, in the past year, we've digitized more than 7.1 million items. Most of the things that we're putting online now have never been able to be digitized before. We've recently been putting up the collection of the baseball scout Branch Rickey, who wrote scouting reports for Ernie Banks and Henry "Hank" Aaron. When you put these things online, you are really expanding the reach. And so this is going to be a continuing effort because history never stops. And we are continually getting special collections. We just purchased the collection of the composer Billy Strayhorn, who was a partner with Duke Ellington. You know, Take the A Train and all that. And we're digitizing the Rosa Parks collection.

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