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 ?