Calcutta University makes its archive with century-old records available online – Outlook India

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Kolkata, Apr 30 (PTI) The Calcutta University on
Thursday made its archive, including rare records dating back
to the 19th century, available online for the public.

Vice-chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Bandyopadhyay told
PTI that the archive can be accessed by anyone through the
Calcutta University”s official website.

There are two major reasons behind the decision, she

“The first is our responsibility to the students and
faculty, whose education and research are getting hampered as
they cannot physically access the library collections due to
the restrictions.

“The second is our responsibility as a public
institution to the citizens as well as the world at large.
Necessity and value of academic research should be felt by the
society,” she said.

The university”s library resources, including the
digital collections, were accessible so far to users within
the campuses.

“As a public university, we feel that it is our
responsibility to make CU”s digital collections part of the
global academic commons, to facilitate the pursuit of
knowledge beyond borders,” the vice-chancellor said.

The list of digital resources include convocation
addresses (1861-2018), Tagore Law Lectures (1870-1986),
University Commission reports (1917-1919), minutes of the
senate, provisional committee, syndicate & and council (1857-
1988), The Calcutta Review (1844-1966).

Besides, the university”s old question papers (1891-
1980), old syllabi (1955-1977), full text of theses
(PhD/DLitt/DSc) (1960-2018) and medical dissertations (1956-
2005) have also been made available.

The vice-chancellor said teachers of the university
have initiated online teaching as regular classes are
suspended due to the lockdown and they have also been
regularly uploading study materials on the website. PTI SUS

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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