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Library as a Learning Resource

Does the library have an Advisory Committee? Specify the composition of such a committee. What significant initiatives have been implemented by the committee to render the library, student/user friendly?

Yes, the Library has an advisory committee with the following composition:

  1. Principal of the College   - Chairman
  2. Librarian                          - Convener
  3. HOD of  all departments             - Members
  4. Two student representatives        - Members

 

Significant Initiatives Implemented:

  1. Subscription of E-Journals and E-Books.
  2. Modernization of reading room facility with special provisions for differently able students.
  3. Creation of e-corner within the library for online access of e-journals, e-books and other documents.
  4. Digitization of library with OPAC facility.
  5. Introduction of Book Bank facility for underprivileged and all female students.
  6. Installation of CCTV surveillance at the entry/exit point and reading room of the library for security of the resources.
  7. Organization of book exhibition once in a year

 

Provide details of the following:

1.

Total area of the library (in Sq. Mts.)

155

  1.  

Total seating capacity

35

2.

Working hours:

  1. On working days
  2. Before examination days 
  3. During examination days
  4. During vacation
  5. On holidays
10:30-17:30
3.

Working days in a year

268 days

4.

Layout of the library:

  1. Individual reading carrels
  2. Lounge area for browsing and relaxed reading
  3. IT zone for accessing e-resources

Not Available

Not Available

Available

5.

a) Access to the premises through prominent display of clearly laid out floor plan; adequate signage;

b) Fire alarm; 

c) Access to differently abled users; 

d) Mode of access to collection

 

?Available

?Available

Available

Open rack system

Bar-code based distribution.

 

Give details on the library holdings:

 

Sl. No.

Type of Holdings

Total Nos.

1.

Print (Books, back volumes and thesis)

18622

2.

Non Print (Microfiche, AV)

Nil

3.

Electronic (e-books, e-Journals)

  1. E-Books
  2. E-Journals

 

  1. 460
  2. 8787
4.

Free Journals/ Magazines

57

5.

Special collection (e.g. Text book, Reference books, standards, patents)

241

 

What tools does the library deploy to provide access to the collection?

 

Sl. No.

Type of Tools

Availability

1.

OPAC

Yes, under LIBSYS

2.

Electronic Resource Management package for e-journals:

J-Gate, KNIMBUS

3.

Federated searching tools to search articles in multiple databases:

J-Gate

4.

Library Website:

A domain within the College website.

5

In-house/remote access to e-publications:

E-corner within the Library and also at other access points within the College building.

 

To what extent is the ICT deployed in the library?

Library automation                                         

Yes

Total number of computers for public access       

05

Total numbers of printers for public access   

01 network sharing printer

Internet band width speed   

100 Mbps NKN connectivity

Content management system for  e-learning

e-corner

Participation in Resource sharing networks/consortia (like Inflibnet)

In the process of availing “NLIST” under UGC Scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provide details with regard to the following:

Average number of walk-ins

30 – 35 per day.

Average number of books issued/returned

60 – 70 per day.

Ratio of library books to students  enrolled 

5:1

Average number of books added during last three years

200 books per year.

Average number of login to OPAC

15 per day.

Average number of login to e-resources

15 users per day.

Average number of e-resources downloaded/printed

5 users per day.

Number of information literacy trainings organized

Once in a year for newly admitted students.

 

Give details of the specialized services provided by the library

Manuscripts

 No

Reference

 Yes, available for reading but not for lending except exceptional cases.

Reprography

  Yes, available.

ILL (Inter Library Loan Service)

No

Information Deployment and Notification

Yes, new book jacket and other service notifications are displayed in the Library notice board and reading room.

OPAC 

 Yes

Internet Access

Yes

Downloads

 Yes

Printouts

 Yes

Reading list/ Bibliography compilation

 Yes

In-house/remote access to e-resources

Yes, available within the College campus.

User Orientation

Organized orientation on the modalities of accessing e-journals, getting full text and download process

Assistance in searching Databases

Yes

INFLIBNET/IUC facilities

No

 

Provide details on the annual library budget and the amount spent for purchasing new books and journals.

 

The data for the last four years is given below:

 

2010-2011

2011- 2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

Head

No

Cost(Rs)

No

Cost(Rs)

No

Cost(Rs)

No

Cost(Rs)

Books added

04

625

238

6,06,420

1068

5,06,375

93

30,618

E-Books added

-

-

460

1,15,545

460

1,20,622

460

1,41,050

Journals added

10

8,55,119

10

9,36,520

21

15,91,315

30

11,49,138

E-Journals added

4212

5,12,426

4212

5,38,163

4212

6,53,708

8787

11,08,192

Grand total

 

13,68,170

 

21,96,648

 

28,72,020

 

24,28,998

 

Does the library get the feedback from its users? If yes, how is it analysed and used for improving the library services.

Library gets feedback regularly from the faculties, research scholars and UG/PG students. The Library advisory committee frequently meets and the issues are discussed and appropriate measurements are taken to augment the Library as a citadel of learning resources of the Institute.

List the infrastructural development of the library over the last four years:

  1. Fully centralized AC
  2. Modernization of reading room facility with special provisions for differently able students.
  3. Creation of e-corner within the library for online access of e-journals, e-books and other documents.
  4. Digitization of library with OPAC facility.
  5. Reprographic (printing and photocopy) facility.
  6. Installation of CCTV surveillance at the entry/exit point and reading room of the library for security of the resource.

 

Did the library organize workshop/s for students, teachers, non-teaching staff of the College to facilitate better Library usage?

A formal orientation programme was organized for students and faculties regarding modalities of accessing e-journals and e-books by different gateways.

Every year at the time of commencement of 1st year classes there is a awareness programme organized by the library to access and optimize the learning resources in a lucid manner.