Anna University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) have joined hands with its alumni group to set up a new state-of-the-art 'Digital Knowledge Centre' costing Rs 70 lakh at the University Library building.
The Digital Knowledge Centre, for which the alumni donated Rs 25 lakh for basic infrastructure and the University gave Rs 45 lakh for purchasing the computers, has a browsing centre with provisions for around 46 users. The Centre's content section has a server room, UPS room, and a content development room with scanners, digitisers and computer systems. This facility will helps the students, researchers and faculty to keep themselves updated with the latest developments and providing them an access to the Internet. The University will also be able to upload the research done by the University to its servers. This will go a long way to make the research accessible to peer researchers around the world. The centre would be inaugurated on August 15.