Bhubaneswar: A fully automated Parija Library enabled with a digital library was recently inaugurated by vice-chancellor Prof Sabita Acharya at Utkal University, here.
Parija Library is enabled by RFID as well as E-Granthalaya Library Management Technology. It allows fastest, easiest and most efficient way to track, locate and manage library resources as well as efficient book circulation management.
Prof Acharya also inaugurated a state-of-the-art digital library which has been set up as an annex to the main library to access the electronic resources. A 76 seated hall with computer systems has been installed and the halls become air-conditioned centrally.
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Also, 10 per cent of the facilities are reserved for visually challenged students and are equipped with speakers and microphones. The digital library provides access to research publications in reputed journals and books that are available online.
Named after its first vice-chancellor, Prof Pranakrushna Parija, the Central Library was established in 1946 (at Cuttack, Odisha) and shifted to the present building in 1962. More than 2,71,622 books and 5,800 rare manuscripts are housed in Parija Library.
The function was attended by Dr Avaya Kumar Nayak (OAS, SS), registrar, Gautama Pradhan, comptroller of finance, Prof Bhaswati Patnaik, Professor in-charge, Parija Library, Dr Ashapurna Priyadarshini Nayak, chief librarian, Dr Manoranjan Senapati, development officer, Dr Chinmay Pradhan, deputy registrar, Dr Hara Prasad Nayak, e-resource administrator, Parija Library, other faculty members of Utkal University, and all staff members of Parija library.