“Meta-Universities” and Libraries

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal announced on 3rd February 2012  that a network of universities, forming a meta-university, will allow students to pick courses from across disciplines from different institutions from the coming academic session (2012-13).

He explained that this would reinterpret the concept of a university as not just a traditional, physical space of learning, but as a repository of knowledge and information that can be delivered in multiple ways and can be accessed from anywhere and anytime.  (Source: Times of India)

So, what will be the nature and scope of libraries in this ‘meta’ environment ? Definitely it will not be the traditional ‘print version’ Libraries. What else exactly we can suggest for this new generation of learning systems. Hybrid, Library 2.0, Library 3.0  ?


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