GITAM’s KRC observes National Library Week


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Visakhapatnam: A library is a temple for all knowledge seekers and its services are one of the most widely used and accepted services in the modern world, GITAM Vice-Chancellor K Sivaramakrishna said on Monday.

Participating as a guest of honor in the celebrations of “National Library Week” by the institution’s Knowledge Resource Center (KRC), he mentioned that the quality of an institute depends on its library and that plays a crucial role in the educational process, he added.

He informed that despite the difficulties and obstacles during Covid-19, KRC has facilitated remote access to relevant and up-to-date information to its user community in support of their educational activities, learning and research.

KRC Advisor C Sasikala explained that libraries and librarians lead the way in the ICT-driven environment by guiding, training and educating users to use technology effectively and efficiently to locate, understand and apply the required information. She informed that the KRC serves the academic and research community with a rich and large collection of print and electronic resources. Currently, KRC has a print book collection of 2,06,000. In 2020-2021, KRC purchased 452 eBooks from various publishers. In addition, KRC has also subscribed to the Global eBook Library which provides access to 3 lakhs of eBooks on various topics, she added.

As part of the National Library Week celebrations, the organizers held a special book exhibition and congratulated library users, staff and workers.

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