The DSpace digital library at St. Albert’s College in Ernakulam, India is one of only five digital libraries opened in colleges utilizing local area development funds. DSpace is an open source digital repository solution for capturing, storing, indexing, preserving, and redistributing intellectual output.

D. Purandeswari, minister of state for human resources and development, spoke at the inauguration. The minister said that society was in need of youths who were ready to take the reins of the nation and transform themselves into global leaders. This digital library at St. Albert’s College is paving the way for just that. The project is also being implemented at Sacred Heart College,Thevara, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, Government Ayurveda College, Tripunithura, and Bharat Mata College, Thrikkakara.

The Times of India brought us this topic with their article, “DSpace library opened.”

Melody K. Smith

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