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Digital Library

The digital library has 24 exclusive nodes connected to servers hosting a lot of e-resources (Fig.2).library home page is the gateway for the host of e-resources of the library and related websites. PESCE has access to e-Learning Material of VTU, like e-Journals, e-Books, e-Vidya, E-Course, Institutional Repositories includes downloaded e-Journals e-Books and Question Papers, Some e-Resources subscribed are IP authenticated on One can access the e-Resources through LAN without password with on campus. Our Library is digitized in D-SPACE

Access to E-Learning materials:

The following E-learning materials of VTU can be accessed in the library – E-Vidya, E-Learning, E-Course and E-Journals.

  • VT University/Autonomous exam question paper bank is available in the Reference sections.
  • e-Vidya, e-Courses, e-Learning, e-Journals and OPAC facility are available.
  • Our Library is digitized in D-SPACE

e-Vidya :

e-Vidya is the provider of e-Education devoted to all levels of students. Our mission is to provide the flexibility of delivery, which allows learners to work at their own pace. However, to tap into the true potential of individualized learning, e-Vidya was designed to be efficient, effective and engaging.

The e-Vidya is designed specifically for web delivery and to meet the important goals of efficient design, effective results, and an engaging experience for the learner. e-Vidya's uses a nonlinear instructional design methodology, which allows learners to move quickly through material they might already know or to complete sections of a course that best fits their individual needs.

To be truly effective, e-Vidya accommodates individual differences in learning styles and provides continuous feedback to the learner. e-Vidya's an integrated, interactive, and holistic learning environment, focusing on the intellectual, logical, analytical, social and spiritual development of all age students.

e-Learning :

e-Learning e-Learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether networked or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process. The term will still most likely be utilized to reference out-of-classroom and in-classroom educational experiences via technology, even as advances continue in regard to devices and curriculum.

e-Learning is essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classroom opportunities and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio.

Abbreviations like CBT (Computer-Based Training), IBT (Internet-Based Training) or WBT (Web-Based Training) have been used as synonyms to e-Learning. The terms will be utilized throughout this article to indicate their validity under the broader terminology of e-Learning.


Electronic journals, also known as e journals, e-journals, and electronic serials, are scholarly journals or intellectual magazines that can be accessed via electronic transmission. In practice, this means that they are usually published on the Web. They are a specialized form of electronic document: they have the purpose of providing material for academic research and study, and they are formatted approximately like journal articles in traditional printed journals. Being in electronic form, articles sometimes contain metadata that can be entered into specialized databases, such as DOAJ or OACI, as well as the databases and search-engines for the academic discipline concerned.

Some electronic journals are online-only journals; some are online versions of printed journals, and some consist of the online equivalent of a printed journal, but with additional online-only (sometimes video and interactive media) material.

Most commercial journals are subscription-based, or allow pay-per-view access. Many universities subscribe in bulk to packages of electronic journals, so as to provide access to them to their students and faculty. It is generally also possible for individuals to purchase an annual subscription to a journal, via the original publisher.

An increasing number of journals are now available as online open access journals, requiring no subscription and offering free full-text articles and reviews to all. Individual articles from electronic journals will also be found online for free in an ad-hoc manner: in working paper archives; on personal homepages; and in the collections held in institutional repositories and subject repositories. Some commercial journals do find ways to offer free materials. They may offer their initial issue or issues free, and then charge thereafter. Some give away their book reviews section for free. Others offer the first few pages of each article for free.

Most electronic journals are published in HTML and/or PDF formats, but some are available in only one of the two formats. A small minority publishes in DOC, and a few are starting to add MP3 audio. Some early electronic journals were first published in ASCII text, and some informally-published ones continue in that format.