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Bisma Bashir, Nahida Nasreen, Loan, F. A.(2019). National Digital Library of India: An Overview. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), 2019.
The National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a National Mission Project initiated by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on education to engage, facilitate and inspire all learners across the country regardless of the age, demographics and ability. The National Digital Library of India is a melting pot of knowledge and information that holds an extensive variety of lectures, courses, archives in various media forms curated, collected and created by the best institutions of the country. It is a platform designed to make digital educational resources accessible to all citizens of the country to inspire, empower and encourage learning. The present study is an attempt to provide an overview of the National Digital Library of India (NDL India) to understand its advantages, features and collection in the global digital space. The study also explores the learning resources contributed by multiple sources and the content available in various file formats. In order to carry out the present work, the requisite data were collected from the official website of the NDL India. The data was later analyzed to achieve the set objectives. The NDL India is expected to bring a paradigm shift in education movement by solving many of the long-standing obstacles in achieving the goal “education for all” thereby enabling every person with the knowledge resources they need to empower themselves. The study can also act as a beacon light for the professional community to serve global users in general and Indian in particular.