Digital library to improve standard of higher education: UGC Chairman

DHAKA, Sept 6, 2018 (BSS) – 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, he

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.