About the library
With millions of resources openly available on the Internet, it can be difficult to find useful material. We have reviewed and evaluated hundreds of resources to help you find key resources in your subject. Each resource in the library has been reviewed by at least two specialists. The focus of the library is on open educational resources but some have been included with specific permission from the publishers. (You can read the licensing terms for each resource in the catalogue entry.) All the resources are free for you to use subject to the terms of their licence.
There are over 1700 full text resources in this edition of the eTekkatho online document library. The subjects covered are education, human and physical geography, research methods, earth sciences and the environment, with supporting subjects of computer literacy, mathematics and English language. The eLibrary includes:
- Learning materials (around 475 resources)
- Reports (around 880 resources)
- Data and statistics (around 80 resources)
- e-Books (around 130 resources)
- Reference (around 90 resources)
- Journal articles (around 50 resources)
Each resource has been evaluated for quality and suitability for the Myanmar academic community and we have also checked that we can compress the files so the resource can be downloaded over a low bandwidth connection.
The eTekkatho eLibrary can also be accessed over the local area networks at partner institutions. This offline version of the library additionally contains the Special Collections, large educational resources that have been adapted to work without the need for an internet connection. These include:
- MIT OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT ) - course materials for over 2,000 courses from one of the top universities in the world;
- Wikipedia in English and Myanmar;
- Fuse School videos - high school science videos, fun for teachers and students;
- Khan Academy training videos, many with Myanmar subtitles;
- University of Manchester open online course materials - self contained course modules complete with video lectures and quizzes;
- Yaung Zin - primary school teacher training materials specially developed for Myanmar.
You can access the Special Collections from the library building of any of the eTekkatho partner institutions. Because the partner institutions host eTekkatho locally on their own servers, you can access, explore and download the resources at high speed whether or not the internet is working.
This version of the library is a pilot to test the eTekkatho model and develop a network for digital library delivery in Myanmar. We plan to increase the scope, subject coverage and the number of resources of the library in future editions. We are always on the lookout for new library content so if you would like to suggest an open educational resource or group of resources for us to consider for future editions of the library, please use the help page.
Local versions of the eTekkatho digital library have been set up at the following institutions in Myanmar:
- Kalay University
- Loikaw University
- Taunggyi University
- Pathein University
- Yadanabon University
- West Yangon University
- British Council, Yangon
- British Council, Mandalay
- National Library, Nay Pyi Taw
- Yangon University
- Dagon University
- Mandalay University
- Myitkyina University
- University of Distance Education, Yangon
- University of Medicine, Taunggyi
- Myanmar Environment Institute
- Phaung Daw Oo, Mandalay
- Brahmaso Library, Mandalay
If you are on campus at these institutions, you can access the eTekkatho library over the local area network or from a terminal in the library building. In addition to the online version of the library, all of these local installations also include Special Collections resources from the University of Manchester open online course materials, Wikipedia in English and Myanmar, Fuse School videos, Khan Academy training videos, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare and Yaung Zin teacher training materials.