Digital Libraries Project: ICTA signs MoU with National Library
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka and National Library and Documentation Services Board of Sri Lanka and 18 local authorities to implement the ‘Digital Libraries Project.’
A key objective of this project is to ensure providing convenient and affordable access to electronic information, books, and educational material to the public.
Under this project, 26 digital libraries will be set up to cover all Districts in Sri Lanka and libraries will be equipped with the widely used ‘KOHA’ Integrated Library Management System.
The pilot project was launched in 2017 and public libraries in Colombo, Badulla, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Kurunegala, Kirimetiya, and the National Library were opened to the public. Meanwhile, it is expected to implement the initiative soon in the future.