📚 An app to access e-books

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Anna University will introduce an app for students to access e-books and e-journals.

What’s it about? The app will be available next week for students of Anna University. Students have become more comfortable using gadgets like laptops to prepare for exams and tests post-pandemic. They’re increasingly using e-books and e-journals. It’s part of the university’s plan to reinvent its library collection in the digital era.

  • The university library has subscribed to around 6,000 e-books and 32,000 e-journals. The app will list all the available books.
  • Students can search based on the relevant topics. They can take notes, highlight lines and save them.

Library footfall: The university introduced the app to compensate for reduced footfalls in its libraries. At the College of Engineering, Guindy, footfalls have reduced from more than 12,000 in January 2020 to just about 7,300 this April. The lending of books has also reduced over the past couple of years.

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