Usability study of the NDLI Club website and its processes

Perceptions of librarians in selected CBSE schools and AICTE Affiliated Colleges in Kerala state, India.


  • Vijesh P V, Mr. Rajagiri College of Social Sciences
  • Anitha B, Ms. Librarian, Vidyodaya School, Thevakkal, Kochi
  • Priyadarshini Don Thomas, Ms


National Digital library of India, NDLI Club, NDLI Club Usage, Perceptions of Librarians.


The National Digital Library of India is a resource-sharing platform meant for schools, colleges, universities, teachers, students, lecturers, differently-abled pupils, and anyone interested in widening their knowledge horizons. NDLI Club is an initiative from the NDLI authorities to popularize learning and knowledge-sharing activities in educational institutions. This study mainly focused on the perceptions of librarians about the effectiveness of the NDLI club website, which is an integral part of uploading club activities, as well as the processes put in place by the Club authorities for its integration with academic institutions. This usability study was conducted among Librarians of selected CBSE schools, and AICTE accredited colleges in Kerala. The methodology adopted was an online survey, and data were collected from the respondents using a questionnaire. The main aim is to find the significant challenges faced by NDLI club users with regard to the initiation of the club and the updation of the website. To popularize NDLI Clubs, smooth transitions in processes are of crucial importance and hindrances, if any, must be managed wisely and promptly. The study focuses on finding probable solutions for this so that the concept of the NDLI team, ‘democratization of education’ is achieved smoothly.

Author Biographies

  • Vijesh P V, Mr., Rajagiri College of Social Sciences

    Librarian, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery

  • Anitha B, Ms., Librarian, Vidyodaya School, Thevakkal, Kochi

    Librarian, Vidyodaya School, Thevakkal, Kochi

  • Priyadarshini Don Thomas, Ms

    Librarian, Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Eroor, Kochi