KATHMANDU, 25 September 2018: The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) has launched the UN Digital Library in association with Tribhuvan University Central Library. Known as UN Digital Repository in Nepal (UNDRN), UNDRN aims to provide one window easy access to all documents and publications published by the UN agencies since 1951 about Nepal to the public including media, students, academicians, and scholars.
The digital repository is accessible by http://un.info.np. The publications are cataloged by UN agencies, Thesaurus, Publisher, and Timeline of papers and are distinct features of the full-text search engine of the digital repository. Same features are available in Mobile Applications.
The digital repository can be accessed using a smartphone. Mobile applications with offline data for Android mobile and Windows phone are available in play store and windows store as well. The form in play store can be found by searching “UN Digital Library in Nepal.” The mobile application with “News section” has been enhanced by extensive offline data to save the cost of data for revisited publications and other information.
The first version of the digital library was launched in June 2015 and the second version for both platforms – web and mobile app for android with following new features is started today in Tribhuvan University.
The features of the second version of the Digital Library are:
- Voiceover search in a mobile app to locate content.
- UN historical and recent photos in high-resolution formats.
- Videos of UN agencies in Nepal.
- Ten thousand digital documents, photos and videos about the UN in Nepal.
- Seven thousand active online users in the digital library.
UN-Digital Repository has been established with the objective of minimizing papers emissions for sustainable development.