U.S. Embassy launches eLibraryUSA in Peru
LIMA – U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Rose M. Linkins, visited the Peruvian North American Cultural Institute (ICPNA) in Miraflores Thursday to launch “eLibraryUSA”.
The virtual digital library will help to directly advance the quality of education and the impact that U.S.-Peru bi-national centers can have throughout Peru.
Percy Canales Manzanilla, general director of ICPNA gave a speech at the launch.
This is a global initiative by the U.S. eLibrary provides thousands of academic publications, electronic books and other multimedia education resources, most of which are in English.
Peruvian students, teachers and researchers will be able to access the collection at 23 bi-national centers and its affiliates in Peru.
People will also be able to access the collection by applying for a user name at the U.S. Embassy’s Information Resources Center.
The U.S. Department nvested US$1 million to assure access to the collection for cultural and education centers supported by the U.S. throughout the world.
This initiative aims to aid the work of students, teachers and researchers. The collection includes information on sciences, technology, health, social sciences, literature, economy, business administration and English teaching through history, culture and events in the U.S.