Jaitley emphasises need for archiving books in digital form

New Delhi, Feb 9 : Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley on Monday emphasised the need for the availability of books and other knowledge products in digital form, keeping in mind the advance of technology.

Speaking at the launch of the 'India: 2015 Reference Annual' at the national capital, Jaitley stated that the digital medium would provide enhanced accessibility and affordability of information to a wider audience.

The minister also started that the digitization of printed books carrying information on India's development will be a useful reference material for people worldwide, with e-books providing enhanced accessibility and affordability of facts to a wider audience

Giving the example of the digital version of the documentary 'The Making of the Constitution of India', Jaitley stated that the feature was a 'fine instance' of the utilisation of digital media for the preservation of knowledge held in printed form. (ANI)