Objectives

1. Identifying invaluable content from the antique books collection.
2.Converting print material into digital material.
3.Disseminating the digital content through a specially created Website.

Rationale

The rationale for this project is to inform the availability of a rare treasure house of knowledge in the GCTE, Thiruvananthapuram library. So the prime objective was to identify significant extracts from select antique books which would interest a large public with different tastes. Considering the paucity of time and resources available, only a limited content have been selected with discretion for digitizing and display. In many instances only a couple of pages have been digitized and it is assumed that once the general public and interested scholars get to know about the availability of the invaluable resources it would allure them to the college. This would then help in disseminating the knowledge hidden in the books which owing to years of neglect in maintenance of the library have resulted in destruction of quite a number of rare and out of print books.