The Digital Library workshop has been conducted theoretically and practically at the Digital Library Center of ARIA for two days on 27 and 28 October.
The number of participants was 46 including 8 lecturers from Kabul University, and Agriculture Educational Institute and 38 ARIA researchers.
Based on GRAIN Life of Project Work Plan, GRAIN will Establish 4 Research Resource Libraries at Agricultural Research Institute Offices at Balkh, Herat, Nangarhar, and Kabul.
The Digital Library has been opened at Kabul, Herat, and Nangarhar officially and it will be opened at Balkh province soon.
The objective of this activity is to connect the 4 research stations to online and digital resource libraries and improve researchers’ access to international and regional publications to inform their research methodologies and to stay connected with the global research community.
· Digital library with more than 30 open access sources of credible data and publication is already created by the help of MSU Library specialists.
· Hardware for the Research Resource Centers including furniture and it equipments are already provided.
· 30 agricultural textbooks on wheat research are purchased for each digital library in India and delivered to each Research Resource library.
· Training materials on how to use the digital library and online resources are already prepared by GRAIN Consultant.