KOTTAYAM: The e-library provides information equally useful to both the teachers and the learners who can access various academic journals, articles and research papers including that of the research scholars, said Bill Middleton, the South Asian Information Resource officer with the US Department of State, during a seminar on ‘How to Effectively Utilise e-Library Resources’ here on Wednesday.
Middleton added that, however, each and every research paper would not be available in the e-library as it depends upon the tie up between the publishers and the database providers.
The US official said that anybody can access the database in the e-library from the American Corner, which was recently opened at the Public Library here, or by taking a membership from the American Library in Chennai so as to browse even from home by using a password. Middleton, who has been to Kerala for the first time, said the e-library is also interactive and one can use the findings of the studies but at the same time, it does not mean that the users have no responsibilities and can take any number of copies to provide to others.
Meena Reddy, the director of the American Library in Chennai, also spoke in the seminar organised jointly by the Baselius College and the American Corner at the Public Library here. Baselius College principal Jacob Kurien Onittu presided over the seminar held on the college premises here.