The United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) has launched the second version of UN Digital Library named UN Digital Repository in Nepal (UNDRN). The digital repository has been launched in association with the Tribhuvan University Central Library. The first version of the application was launched in June 2015. The most exciting feature of the latest release is said to be the Voice Over Search Engine which allows the users to search the content through their voice commands.
UNDRN aims to provide one window easy access to all documents and publications published by the UN agencies till date. The application is available in Web, Windows and Android platforms. The mobile platforms also work offline with its extensive News section, saving your data cost to while revisiting publications and other information.
The digital repository is accessible through http://un.info.np. Both the mobile and web applications are categorized by Thesaurus, Publisher, and Timeline of publications.
Released as the first Nepali digital library with full voice over search engine, the online repository currently has about 7000 active users and over 10,000 digital documents, photos and videos about UN in Nepal. The voice over search is not limited for document search in the digital library, but also it is used for searching all digital assets of the library. That means the voice over search allows you to find results stored in any available format.
UNDRN is an innovative method of distributing information strategically. With UNDRN, UN attempts to reach out to students, researchers, academicians, government, and non-governmental organizations of Nepal and move a step forward towards their Global Agenda 2030 – Sustainable Development.