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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Formal launch of Pakistan's digital library

Farhan Zafar, HEC to provide free access to digital library, (Pakistan) Daily Times, October 18, 2008.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has formally launched its unique Digital Library program to provide students, faculty members and researchers free access to over 25,000 international journals and 45,000 textbooks anywhere in the country.

Former HEC Chairman Prof. Dr Attaur Rehman informed the vice chancellors of various universities about the digital library program through a letter.

The program was initiated in 2004 to promote productive research in the country. Some 300 universities, public and private, and research institutes benefit from this program. ...

In four years, over five million articles have been downloaded, resulting in increased research output in the country. ...
See also our past posts on the Pakistan Digital Library.