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Abstract of TNDL Project

Tamil Nadu Digital Library Project

The Hon’ble Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu announced in the Assembly, under the rule of 110 on 1st August 2014, about the creation of Networked Digital Library System in all Universities in Tamil Nadu.Tamil Nadu Open University jointly with Anna University by digitally networking the 13 University Library information resources for effective utilization to state wide users.

Objectives of the Proposal:

  • To introduce new library services in a networked environment.
  • To maximize the usage of library resources and services of Universities in Tamilnadu
  • To increase the opportunities of learning and research by the students and faculty members respectively.


  • The proposed project attempts to network at two levels.
  • Phase-I: It aims at linkage with other Universities through website and sharing of Union Catalogue and Institutional Repository in all Universities in Tamil Nadu
  • Phase-II: It aims at to create a state – level consortium and sharing of all E-Resources.

It was Launched on 5th April 2018 by The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Name of the University Book Catalogs E-Resources
Anna University 1,41,638 3,939
Annamalai University 3,56,033 182
Madurai kamaraj University 2,31,047 197
Periyar University 41,333 128
Bharathiar University 1,61,651 143
University of Madras 1,52,294 85
Bharathidasan University 60,499 31
Alagappa University 16,383 170
Manonmanium Sundaranar University 58,351 77
TamilNadu Teacher’s Education University 559 45
Tamil Nadu Open University 24,987 1052
Mother Theresa University 78,388 37
Thiruvalluvar University 7172
Total 13,30,335 6220

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