Friday, March 09, 2007

National Commission on libraries

The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) has recommended setting up of a National Commission on libraries with a 10-point agenda to develop library and information facilities "NKC has recommended the formation of a National Commission on Libraries as an independent and financially autonomous body, Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken informed the Lok Sabha.he new commission will have a 10-point agenda. It would develop libraries and information services, advice government on libraries and information sector, encourage public-private partnership, conserve cultural heritage, support research and development on this field and ensure access to all publications including government and institutional public documents.

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