The V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India has announced the formation of a national network and consortium of Libraries and Information Centres of Open and Distance (ODL) System.
The ODL system which will involve all its participating institutions of the system like State Open Universities, Distance Education Institutes, National Institutes of Open Schooling and IGNOU to delineate the activities and service under its ambit. Under the new initiative of the IGNOU, the national network and consortium will be established as National Open and Distance Learner's Library and Information Network (NODLINET). NODLINET will also provide accredited standards and guidelines for the establishment of distance learning library facilities, apart from e-Resources access and digitalisation. The national network and consortium will help to establish linkages with other national library networks. The national network and consortium will deliver information to the millions of Open Learners — faculty, counsellors, researchers and students in remote setting across the country.