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Role of academic libraries for building digital Bangladesh

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  • 1. Homage to our liberation war martyrs
  • 2. Role of academic libraries for building digital Bangladesh Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam & Dr. M. Mizanur Rahman 21 March 2014
  • 3. Digital Bangladesh Web and e-services providing by ministries and divisions ( www.bangladesh.gov.bd )
  • 4. UISC • Union Information and Services Centres (UISC) are newly established one-stop service outlets operating at all 4,547 Union Parishads (UP, lowest tier of local government) of the country. • UISCs were inaugurated simultaneously on November 11, 2010 • 4547 UISCs operational in all Union Parishads • 9094 entrepreneurs are self-employed. • Top services: Govt forms, Examination results, birth and death registration, livelihood information, computer training, mobile banking, email and internet browsing etc. Source: http://a2i.pmo.gov.bd/content/union-information-and-service-centres-uisc
  • 5. e-Text Book www.ebook.gov.bd
  • 6. Online/Mobile Banking
  • 7. Online Admission & Result
  • 8. Bangladesh Mobile Phone subscriber in January 2014 Operators Subscribers (in million) Grameen Phone Ltd. (GP) 47.642 Banglalink Digital Communications Limited 28.932 Robi Axiata Limited (Robi) 25.611 Airtel Bangladesh Limited (Airtel) 8.263 Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited (Citycell) 1.380 Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd. (Teletalk) 2.980 Total 114.808 Source: BTRC http://www.btrc.gov.bd/content/mobile-phone-subscribers-bangladesh-january-2014 With present subscriber base mobile penetration has been increased to 66.36% with a growth of 10% per Annum.
  • 9. Internet Subscribers in Bangladesh January, 2014 Category Subscribers (in thousand) Mobile Internet 33985.541 ISP + PSTN 1225.12 WiMAX3 312.228 Total 35522.889 Source: http://www.btrc.gov.bd/content/internet-subscribers-bangladesh-january-2014
  • 10. • 4G =100 megabits per second (Mbit/s) • 3G = of at least 200 kbit/s (about 0.2 Mbit/s). • 2G = General Packet Radio Service, speed of max. 50 kbit/s (40 kbit/s in practice).
  • 11. Academic library
  • 12. Educational Institutes 2012 Type Total Public Private Primary 104017 37672 66345 Schools 19208 318 18890 Colleges 3547 288 3259 Madrasa 9441 3 9438 Professional Education 389 80 309 Teacher Education 209 80 129 Technical 3327 245 3082 University 86 34 52 Total 140224 http://www.banbeis.gov.bd/webnew/images/1es.pdf
  • 13. Kazir goru Khatai ase goale nai Pre-undergraduate level
  • 14. A few positive indications • Library is a must organ to get affiliation. • Newly created Assistant Librarian posts for school library. • Librarian is declared as a teaching staff in school and college level.
  • 15. How library can contribute? Introducing e-facilities -
  • 16. VIRTUAL REFERENCE SERVICE CHAT
  • 17. Sharing resources through IR
  • 18. Ask a librarian
  • 19. Mobile Enhanced Library services http://www.slideshare.net/tsierra/opportunities-for-mobile-enhanced-library-service http://m.lib.ncsu.edu/
  • 20. Path finder Private university libraries
  • 21. Software used
  • 22. Recommendations Positive attitude regarding e-activities, Proper patronization, Proper training and knowledge, Proper financial supports, Proper infrastructure and resources, Proper equipments.