Knowledge @ Your Fingertips
The E-books support program will allow researchers to access most of the popular books and international scholarly literature electronically over a varied range of subject areas, providing access to high quality, peer-reviewed journals, databases and articles.
Over twenty leading Digital Libraries of the World have been identified for free access. The most important of libraries include Project Gutenberg, containing a collection of over 5,000 classic literary books; National Academy Press, containing over 2,500 books in science, engineering, and health texts free online; and the Oxford Text Archive, containing more than 2,500 high-quality books for research and teaching. Also included are top medical dictionaries and encyclopedias such as Medical Encyclopedia and Medical Dictionary Online.
Access is free for all users who wish to download and use these books. A complete listing of books currently available under this Program may be viewed by visiting the Digital Library Website.Each participating institution has its own page carrying information about registered resources and contact details for representatives.
Higher education commission is trying to restore the education culture in Pakistan by sponsoring and supporting the programs like funding overseas PhDs, national youth convention, hiring foreign faculty, revising the textbooks and last but not least national digital library to support and strengthen the research activities in Pakistan.
Although an interesting debate has been revolving around various HEC projects and is rightly under strong criticism because some academicians have shown serious concerns over the quality of PhDs and effectiveness of hiring foreign faculty. Especially private institutes and universities are not happy with their grading policies saying HEC is trying to create utopia overnight.