University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan today said the higher education and research are gaining momentum in Bangladesh as UGC Digital Library (UDL) has been undertaken by the UGC and Education Ministry.
“Digital library has been immensely contributing to enhancement and excellence of higher education and research by offering access to e-resources to its member institutions over the years,” he said as the chief guest while addressing a knowledge sharing meeting on sustainability of UGC Digital Library (UDL) at UGC auditorium.
He also underscored the need for raising awareness about use of e- resources among the students, teachers and researchers of the university. He said the demand of e-resources is growing in the country.
UGC members – Professor Dr Md Akhtar Hossain, Professor Dr Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah and UGC Secretary Dr Md Khaled also spoke on the occasion.
Professor Yousuf Ali Mollah said the digital library project has been undertaken to keep pace with the globalised world.
Highlighting the objectives of UDL, Professor Akhtar Hossain said that Digital Library can enhance the capacity building of the librarians, researchers, students and faculty members.
He also urged the librarians to work pro-actively on library management.
At present, 90 organisations including 86 universities of the country are subscribing over 34,000 e-resources through UGC Digital Library, headded.
Vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors and librarians from public universities of the country participated in the meeting. High officials from UGC were present at the meeting.