ABOUT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

The Central Library which is the heart of the Institute was established in 1977. It provides one of the important academic services to the Institute. It is a well equipped Library, centrally located with easy access and does provide right impetus for the intellectual growth of the students, teachers, research scholars & others around.

Presently, the Library is a part of the LTT building with 997 Sq. Foot floor area & having around 85,000 collections of documents. The new library building is under construction.

The Central Library with its modern collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services fills an essential role for students, faculty, and the surrounding community in their intellectual pursuits. It is a hybrid library with the state-of-the-art technological applications. The Library holds knowledge resources predominantly related to Science and Technology, Social Sc & other allied subjects. The Library is now fully computerized with an integrated system connected to the Campus Network providing e-resource facility to the institutional community. The entire Library collection including the CD-ROM databases and the online databases are made available through Institute’s network. Users can access the online databases through Institute’s network. OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue) facility is available at the ground Floor of the Library. OPAC can also be accessed through any terminal on the Campus Network. Library collection can also be searched through Web OPAC.

The Library offers a range of information services to support the learning process set to the highest professional standards. The Library is holding membership of DELNET, New Delhi for inter library loan. National Institute of Technology Silchar Library is an active member of INDEST Consortium through which online full text journals can be accessed. In addition to that, library is also a member of ACL (American Centre Library) for inter-library loan as well as resource sharing purpose.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE LIBRARY

 

  • To support the institute in imparting quality education in the field of engineering & technical education.
  • To provide latest research information, electronically to various users community.
  • To provide quality service to users, disseminate technical knowledge and offer modern tools for access of information.
  • To bring about cooperative working among the libraries & information centre in North East India through sharing of resources.
  • To develop inter-institute links within the country to facilitate effective exchange of information resources.
  • To form a library consortia for libraries & information centre in North East India.
  • To develop a digital library that collects information across the globe through internet for effective dissemination of the same in the North Eastern Region.
  • To integrate with other digital libraries that are set up in various parts of India and abroad world to minimize the recurring cost of journals and other conventional print media.
  • To organize conference, lectures, workshops and seminars in the field of interest and emerging ideas/issues.
  • The Central Library undertook major renovation activities to create a “State of the Art Library”. During the reporting year, the library has been fully automated with Libsys software & implemented RFID & DVR Technology for security purpose under TEQIP grant. The Library has become first library in the entire NE Region to implement RFID & DVR Technology.

    PROJECT UNDERTAKEN

    The Library has undertaken the projects for jobs like Website development, library automation, and digital library implementation etc.

    Some of the Projects completed by library are as follows:

     


    Sl.No.

    Name of the Project

    Sponsored by

    Duration

    Status

    Coordinator


    01.

    “ERMSS: Electronic Resource Management & Search Solution”

    NIT, Silchar

    2010-11

    Completed

    Kishor Chandra Satpathy


    02.

    Coordinator, “Upgradation of the Library” Sanctioned by MHRD, Govt. of India under TEQIP, World Bank Project. (47 lakhs) “Implementation of RFID & DVR Technology”

    MHRD, Govt. of India

    2006-07

    Completed

    Kishor Chandra Satpathy


    03.

    “Development of a Digital Library” (10 Lakhs)

    MHRD, Govt. of India

    2005-07

    Completed

    Kishor Chandra Satpathy


    04.

    “Virtual Classroom for Quality Improvement of the Technical Professionals & Teaching Faculty” (10 lakhs).

    MHRD, Govt. of India

    2004-06

    Completed

    Kishor Chandra Satpathy


    05.

    Library Up-gradation & Automation Project (131 Lakhs)

    MHRD, Govt. of India

    1997-99

    Completed

    Kishor Chandra Satpathy & Krishnamati Singha

     

     

    PROGRAMME ORGANIZED BY THE LIBRARY & LIBRARY STAFFS

    Programme Organised (Summer School / Winter School/Seminars/Exhibitions): LIS

     


    Sl.No.

    Name of the Project

    Duration

    Funding Agency


    01.

    Book exhibition

    13.03.2012-16.03.2012

    Sponsorship by firms


    02.

    Workshop on “e-books: Issues & Challenges”

    15.03.2012

    TEQIP-II & Sponsorship by firms


    03.

    National Seminar on “Networking of Library and Information Centres of North East India in Digital Environment (NLICDE-2011)” http://nerlibnet.blogspot.com/

    21.03.2011-23.03.2011

    National Library, Kolkata & Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India


    04.

    Induction Training Programme

    28.01.05-06.02.05

    AICTE, New Delhi


    05.

    Short Term Training Programme on “Information Technology Applications in Information Management”

    01.03.04-10.03.04

    AICTE-ISTE, New Delhi


    06.

    Educational Utilization Programme on “Standardization, Product Certificate & Quality Systems”

    19.09.02-20.09.02

    BIS, New Delhi


    07.

    Patent Awareness Workshop

    10.05.03

    TIFAC, Govt. of India


    08.

    STTP in “IT Applications In Library & Information Management/Services”

    18.02.02-27.02.02

    AICTE-ISTE, New Delhi


    09.

    ICT Literacy Initiation Camp for the Teacher Educators of the North Eastern Region

    10.11.01-11.11.01

    NCTE, New Delhi


    10.

    INSDOC, New Delhi Conducted Training on “Computer Application on Library & Information Activities for the Library Information Professionals in the North Eastern Region”

    20.02.01-24.02.01

    CSIR, New Delhi

     

     

    Programme Organised: General

     


    Sl.No.

    Name of the Project

    Duration

    Funding Agency


    01.

    “Educational Opportunities in USA”

    07.02.05

    United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI).


    02.

    7th National Youth Parliament Competition for Universities 2004-2005 (National Level)

    07.04.05

    Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India, Delhi.


    03.

    7th National Youth Parliament Competition for Universities 2004-2005

    28.11.04

    Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi.


    04.

    Hindi Divas Celebration

    27.09.04

    NIT, Silchar.


    05.

    India Quiz / Personality Test

    04.04.04

    UNICEF & Sahara India.


    06.

    Seminar on Post Graduate Management Program in India”

    23.03.04

    IMS, Guwahati.


    07.

    National Integration Camp

    02.02.04-11.02.04

    Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India, New Delhi.


    08.

    6th National Youth Parliament Competition for Universities 2002-2003

    21.04.03

    Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi.


    09.

    Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati conducted Training Programme on “Entrepreneurial Awareness Camp for Science & Technology Students”

    22.03.03-25.03.03

    Deptt. of S & T, Govt. of India.


    10.

    Training Programme on "Adolescence & Adolescent Education"

    17.12.02

    North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.


    11.

    Hindi Divas Celebration

    22.09.02

    NIT, Silchar.


    12.

    Invited Lecture on “Youth and Values” by Prof. Jatin Mohanty, Secretary, Satsang Vihar, New Delhi

    14.04.00

    NIT, Silchar.


    13.

    Invited Lecture of Prof. John Meadows & Dr. Chris Horner, Education Division, South Bank University, London on “Internet in Education”.

    22.02.00

    EU


    14.

    Awareness Programme on Technology Management

    22.02.02

    DSIR, New Delhi.

     

     

     

    The central library of the Institute has the following collection as on 31 March 2012:

     


    Sl. No.

    Name of Resources

    Total Number available as on 31st March 12

    01.

    Books

    81274

    02.

    Print Journals

    131

    03.

    Bound Volumes

    4771

    04.

    CD-ROMs

    3287

    05.

    Databases

    20

    06.

    Videos

    909

    07.

    ISI Code (Printed)

    8627

    08.

    Reports

    3

    09.

    Book Bank (General)

    8836

    10.

    Book Bank (SC/ST)

    7810

    11.

    IRC Codes

    152

    12.

    Thesis

    18

    13.

    Project Reports

    67

    14.

    Annual Reports

    193

     

     

     

    A need-based collection of knowledge resources are being developed in lines with the objectives and activities of the Institute in mind. Resources include books, journals, audio-visual materials, CD-ROMs, e-journals, and online databases.

     

    Books

    The Library has a highly selective collection of over 85,000 books in the area of Science & Technology, Management, Humanities & Social Sciences and related subjects. Besides these, there are also many new technical and reference books available in electronic form.

     

    Journals

    The Library subscribes 131 print journals specific to the academic and research needs of the academic community. Besides these, there are about 97 e-journals available in full-text through the online databases subscribed by the library. The Library has a collection of 4771 bound volumes journals.

     

    Videos

    Educational videos from IIT Delhi & IIT Kharagpur are available for consultation in the library.

     

    CD-ROMs

    The Library has 3287 CDs/DVDs on Books, statistical data, encyclopedias, dictionaries; most of the CDs are mounted on the Digital Library server and can be accessed through the Institute’s network.

     

    Reports

    The library has a separate collection of various reports, conference proceedings, ISTE-STTP proceedings, dissertations and reports of various Institutes/Firms.

     

    North East Collections

    The library has established a separate collection of books pertaining to North East India. These collection portray their History, Culture, Economy, Geography, Ecology and about their Society.

     

    Standards Collections

    The library has got a separate collection of standards and special publications published by Bureau of Indian Standards & Indian Road Congress. The standards are kept in a separate number - wise with sequence.

     

    Career and Counseling Collections

    The library has established a separate collection of books pertaining to Career and Counseling. These collections include GRE, GMAT, TOFFEL & books related to counseling etc.

     

    Miscellaneous Collections

    The library has miscellaneous collections comprising of Institutes examinations old question papers, competitive books, Hindi, Bengali and English literature books etc.

     

    News Paper Clipping Collections

    The library has opened up the News Paper Clipping collections comprising of publication about NIT Silchar, North East India, Magazines and Govt. publications etc.

     

    Electronic Library

    Emphasis is given to develop a model electronic library with the state-of-the-art technological applications. The electronic library has online databases, CD-ROM databases, e-journals and e-books. It provides a single window access to all electronic resources and is accessible through the Institute's intranet. The library subscribes the following major databases. Major Online Journals / databases are available in the electronic library include:

     

    ASK THE LIBRARIAN

     

    Users are encouraged to contact the Library staff via email if they have a query. We will reply usually within 24 hours. If the question involves in-depth research assistance, the user is encouraged to speak to Librarian/ Asstt. Librarian or mail to nits.library@gmail.com.

     

    FAQs - Central Library

     

    1. How can an outsider use the Library?

    Faculty members of the other universities/ colleges and individuals affiliated to corporate bodies like industries, can use the library as outside members. They are requested to contact with the Librarian/ Astt. Librarian for seeking permission for a limited number of days.

     

    2. Who are authorised to use the Library?

    All students, faculty members and staffs (working and retired) of the Institute are authorized to use the library. Student alumni, retired staff members and visiting faculties also have the privilege to use the central library. However, for availing the borrowing facilities, users need to enrol themselves as library members on fulfilling the requisite procedures.

     

    3. Can a bound volume of journals be issued to a member?

    Yes, Bound volume of journals can be issued to faculty members for three days.

     

    4. Can current (unbound) issue of journals be issued to library members?

    Yes, current (unbound) issue of journals are issued to any category of library user overnight.

     

    5. Can I bring personal books and other reading material to the Library?

    No, users are not allowed to bring their personal books or other reading materials to the library.

     

    6. How can I recommend a book for purchase in the Library?

    An authorized user can recommend a book for purchase by filling-in a "Book recommendation Form" that can be obtained from the Library Office. The form should then be routed through your Head of the Department for his recommendation.

     

    7. How can I recommend subscription to a new journal in the Library?

    An authorized user can send your request for subscription to a new journal through your Head of the Department / Centre. It may, however, be noted that the Library can subscribe to only a limited number of journals for a given Department / Centre of the institute from the funds allocated to the respective Department / Centre from the total budget of the central library.

     

    Library is having a digital library server, which host more than 3000 CDs of the Digital Library. There are four computers kept inside the library to facilitate information accessing by users. Library is having TV, VCP, Scanner, 2 nos. HP LaserJet Printer, e-Toshiba printer/scanner/fax , 19 No of PCs , HP laptop, DVR Technology, E-Learning Software with LRs, Multimedia Projector with Documentation Camera, LANBIT server, UPS etc. Library is using Libsys-integrated library management software for automating various functions in the Library like book acquisition, circulation, cataloguing and serial control. Library is using RFID technology for book security purpose.

    Admission to the Library

     

    All members are required to deposit their personal belonging at the property counter at their own risk. The library is not responsible for any loss or damage to the same. Taking a briefcase or bag inside the library is strictly forbidden. Users should let the security; check their personal belongings, like books, files, etc. before they leave the library premises.

     

    Care of Library Materials

     

    Library resources such as books, journals, and electronic materials, etc. are costly and are often rare. They are for the benefit of not only the present but also for the future members of the library. Therefore, one should not write upon, damage, torn down the pages or mark on any library materials. Tracing or copying of any is prohibited by copy right policy and users shall be solely responsible for any violations. Before leaving the issue counter, member should satisfy themselves as to whether the library material lent to them is in sound condition. If not , they should immediately bring the matter to the knowledge of the library staff at the issue counter; otherwise, they are liable to be held responsible for replacing the material or paying such compensation as fixed by the librarian.

     

    Clearance Certificate

     

    Borrower’s membership card being the library property must be returned to the library at the end of the period of issue. All those who leave the institute must surrender their membership card to the library, and obtain a "Clearance" certificate from the librarian, in order to ensure that they owe no dues to the library including any overdue charges.

     

    General Instructions:

     

  • Every member of the library must be prepared to identify himself/herself when requested to do so.
  • Outwears, brief cases, handbags, files, umbrellas and similar items should be deposited at the check point before entering the library.
  • Use of mobile phones inside the library is strictly prohibited. Smoking is prohibited in and around the library. No refreshments or foodstuff of any kind shall be consumed anywhere inside the library.
  • Silence must be observed in the Library.
  • Keeping in mind that the library is a place of individual study and research, members should maintain an atmosphere of dignity, peace and silence within the library premises.
  • All books and journals must be returned on before the due date.
  • Books will be reserved if there are no reservations.
  • Documents must be returned in time to make them available for use by others. Overdue library materials, other than the Reserve/Reference Documents incure a fine. Until the dues are cleared, the borrowing facilities will be withheld. Borrowing entitlement may be reduced if a member is observed returning document/s late on more than three occasions. The Librarian can recall any issued document at any time.
  • A misplaced book is temporarily lost. To avoid misplacement, books which are taken from the open shelves should be left on the nearest table/trolley. Library materials should be handled with utmost care. Nobody should write, damage and make any mark on any kind of library materials. Materials damaged, defected or lost must be replaced; otherwise the cost will be realized from the borrower.
  • Members should keep the library informed of any change of address during the period of their membership.
  • Members should return all materials borrowed from the library before proceeding on any kind of long leave.
  • Members should not sub lend the materials borrowed from the library.
  • Materials that are issued should be produced for the security to check.
  • Suggestions for purchasing books and other materials and improving the library services are welcome.
  • The librarian has the power to cancel the tickets and refuse admission to anyone who violates the rules and regulations of the library or indulges in any other type of misconduct.
  •  

    LIB 2.0 SERVICES

    Library users can get the latest updates/happenings in the library through our library blog at http://library-nitsilchar.blogspot.com/ and get connected through our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/369833813038102/

     

    Digital library & e-learning initiative at NIT Silchar

    National Institute of Technology, Silchar has successfully completed the digital library & virtual classroom project sponsored by MHRD, Government of India. Under the Digital Library project, the Library will digitalize old rare & books, manuscripts and documents. 300 E-books have already been put in the digital library server for the access of the student in the campus LAN. Under this project library has scanned the photographs of the institute and its programs and has created a digital photo gallery. http://192.168.38.6/digclient/main.jsp

    Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy, Librarian & Coordinator of Continuing Education Cell, coordinated this project & he has also implemented the e-learning solution in the Institute. The resources are available in the Campus LAN for users at http://vizserver.
    http://192.168.38.7/LMS/
    http://192.168.38.7/EMS/
    http://192.168.38.7/LES/

    Digital Library - CD/DVD Server: http://192.168.38.6

     

    LIBRARY SERVICES

    1.Checking out the Documents

    Registered Library members are allowed to check out Library documents as per their entitlement mentioned above. Reference Books, CDs, Video Cassettes, Bound volumes etc are not issued normally to the students.

     

    2. Renewals

    Books issued to members can be renewed unless they are reserved by someone else. Members need to bring the books to the library for getting them re-issued.

     

    3. Return of documents

    Documents checked out from the library should be returned at the circulation desk, during its working hours, i.e. 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM on any working day.

     

    4. Reserving the documents

    A library user can reserve a book currently out on loan by requesting staff at the Circulation Counter. Notifications for availability of reserved books will be notified through e-mail.

     

    5. Membership Renewals

    The membership card shall remain valid for the period indicated on ID Card. The students, faculty and staff members can get their membership card renewed in January and July respectively on surrendering all borrowers’ cards issued to them and after settling all other dues. Faculty, staff and students members are being switched over to bar-code based circulation system.

     

    6. Loss of Membership Cards

    The loss of membership card should be reported in written to the Librarian immediately. Duplicate membership card can be issued after paying the penalty fee of Rs. 100.00 and after validity of his lost membership card expires. Borrowers shall be responsible for any loss or misuse of their membership card.

     

    7. Loss of books

    The borrower is required either to replace the books with a recent edition, if available or pay its cost in double.

     

    8. Overdue Charges

    Overdue charges at the rates mentioned below are charged for late return of the books:

    • Rs. 1.00 per day for the books issued from General Section
    • Rs. 5.00 per hour for the books issued from Reference Section

     

    9. Library Service Hours

    • General Library Timings: 9.00 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.
    • Sections opening Timings

     Book Bank

    Remains open in the beginning of each semester

    Circulation Counter,Periodical Section, Computer & Internet facility, Photocopy & Scanner facility

    Monday – Friday 
    9.30 AM – 5.30 PM

    • Holidays: All Gazette Holidays and Sunday

     

    10. Lending service

    Lending service is available to faculty, students, administrative, research and other staff members of NITS community.

     

    11. Book Bank

    Book Bank books are issued to the students of the college for full duration of a semester at a time.  Preference has given to SC & ST students and low income group and maximum of five books are given to each students depending upon the availability.

     

    12. Proactive Information Services

    Library provides specific information services such as alert on upcoming conferences, CAS, SDI, etc. to the academic community.

     

    13. Reference and Research Services

    The Reference Section provides needed information with regard to index/bibliographic/abstracting etc services to the members of library on demand. Reference books like dictionaries encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals etc. and bound volume of back issues of journals stand arranged subject wise in the manner stated above in a separate shelf. Library personnel on duty help the members to locate any information out of the library resources.

     

    14. Reprographic service

    Facility for photocopy of the documents available in the library may be provided on payment basis subject to copyright restrictions.

     

    15. News paper, Magazine and journals Service

    Central Library subscribes newspapers, magazine and journals on different topics.

     

    16. Videos

    Educational videos from IIT Delhi & IIT Kharagpur are available for consultation in the library. For video viewing facility is available on all working days.

     

    17. Online Public Access Catalogue

    Central Library has fully computerized catalogue search facility available to users through intranet. One can search a book by author, title or subject. In case of any difficulty library personnel may be contacted for assistance.

     

    18. Books Requisition Procedure

    As and when the central library receives the requisition of books in the prescribed format (form available at the end of webpage), duly signed and forwarded by the HOD’s, the duplicacy of their title is checked. The book order is placed after the approval of Director.

     

    19. Journals Requisition Procedure

    The librarian sends a request to all faculties / HOD’s of the Institute for the requisition of journals in the coming year along with a list of journals currently subscribed in the Central Library.

     

    20. External Membership Services

    External members from business/industrial and government setups as well as from the academics are granted membership under certain specified conditions.

     

    21. Information services

    Most of the information services are available through the Digital Library accessible through the Institute’s LAN. Other major services include inter-library loan, book exhibitions and reference services.

     

    22. Other Activities

    Central Library is actively engaged in organizing workshops, seminars & consulting activities.

     

    23. Inter library loan and document procurement services

    Central Library offers inter-library loan service to its users for the books and periodicals not available in National Institute Technology Silchar Library by procuring them from other libraries within West Bengal and North East India. The Central Library in turn also lends its resources to the libraries of other government and academic institutions within West Bengal and North East India. However, photocopies of articles are sent to the libraries situated anywhere in the country on demand.
    Document procurement services can be made available from NISCAIR, DELNET or other document delivery services if the user is willing to bear the expenses involved.

     

    AWARDS

    Our Library (http://122.160.76.157:8081/nitsilchar/index.jsp) along with 4 other libraries of India has been included in the “Libraries R-evolution” magazine published by The Swets, Netherland. Please visit: http://www.librariesrevolution.com/emagazine & http://www.librariesrevolution.com/?ch=english&pg=swets_libraries&ac=AC_7YTc1ptk_20111007003634

     

    *“Libraries R-evolution” is a showcase of notable libraries in Asia that have evolved from traditional mortar-and-brick buildings to the intriguing modern hybrids of digitalized information and classic old book charm that they are now. They contain timeless information immortalized with modern technology, allowing their users to obtain invaluable resources anywhere, anytime.

     

    Honours, Awards, Prizes Received by Dr. K C Satpathy, Librarian

    1. NITS Library (http://122.160.76.157:8081/nitsilchar/index.jsp) along with 4 other libraries of India has been included in the “Libraries R-evolution* magazine published by The Swets, Netherland. Please visit: http://www.librariesrevolution.com/emagazine
    2.  

    3. SATKAL National Young Librarian Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Library & Information Service from SATKAL Trust & Panjab University, Chandigarh (2008) http://www.satkal.org/
    4.  

    5. Young Information Scientist Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Information Service from the Society for Information Science (SIS), New Delhi (2006) http://www.sis.org.in/fellowship.html
    6.  

    7. FOL Grant to attend the LISA V Conference organized by MIT, Boston & Harvard University at Cambridge (18.06.06-21.06.06)
    8.  

    9. IATUL Travel Grant to attend 27th Annual Conference of IATUL from IATUL and University of Porto, Portugal (21.05.06-25.05.06)
    10.  

    11. Certificate of Honour by IASLIC, Kolkata the contribution for the development and modernization of LIS in the Country (18.03.06)
    12.  

    13. UNESCO/Vidyanidhi Fellowship for UN4IM-UNESCO Training Programme on Information Management held at ISIM@IIIT, Bangalore (May-Dec, 2005)
    14.  

    15. IEPFL, Switzerland Fellowship to pursue the – Postgraduate Certificate Course on “Technology and Sustainable Development” - could not take up
    16.  

    17. Certificate of Honour by Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs for successfully organizing & Coordinating “Youth Parliament Sessions” from 2002 to 2005
    18.  

    19. SAARC Fellowship for three month attachment training at SAARC Documentation Centre,  New Delhi (18.08.03 to14.11.03)
    20.  

    21. Awarded Membership for the Advisory Board of Editors for the year 1999 by American Biographical Institute, USA (1999)
    22.  

    23. Certificate of Honour by Chief Minister & Education Minister, Assam for cooperation in establishing CET at REC Silchar (22.04.1999)

     

    Web OPAC (Search Library Catalogue)

    Web OPAC (Search Library Catalogue): The entire Library collection including books, journals, etc. can be searched through the web enabled Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). Users can access the OPAC to find out the real-time availability of library materials from their own computer terminals. Faculty and students can reserve items, which are on loan.


    Web OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue): http://192.168.38.5:8080/jopacgwt

    OPAC: http://192.168.38.5:8080/jopacv06/html/searchform?databaseidx=0

    All the students, faculty members and employees of the institute can register themselves for the membership of the library. Each member is provided with a library membership card. The categories of members and their privileges are as follows:

    Faculty and staff:

     

    Sl.No.

    Member categories

    Loan duration

    Max. number of books borrowed at a time

    Membership form attestation by


    01.

    Faculty

    6 months

    15

    Head of the Deptt.


    02.

    Visiting Faculty

    15 days to 3 months depends on duration of appointment

    2

    Head of the Deptt.


    03.

    Technical and Supporting Staff

    1 month

    5

    Head of the Deptt.


    04.

    Administrative Staff

    15 days

    5

    Head of the Deptt.


    05.

    Other Staff of the Institute

    2 months

    2

    Head of the Deptt.

     

     

    Students:

     

    Sl.No.

    Member categories

    Loan duration

    Max. number of books borrowed at a time

    Membership form attestation by


    01.

    PhD

    1 month

    6

    Head of the Deptt.


    02.

    MTech/ MSc

    1 month

    6

    Head of the Deptt.


    03.

    BTech

    1 month

    4

    Head of the Deptt.

     

     

    Members can collect documents from Circulation Desk & Duration of Loan Period:

     

    Type of Document

    Type of Loan

    Duration of Loan

    Overdue charges


    Books

    Short Term/Long Term

    30 Days/6 Months

    Rs 1.00 per day


    Bound Volumes of Journals

    Overnight

    2 Days

    Rs.5/ per day


    Unbound volumes

    Short

    Overnight

    Rs.5/ per day


    Reference books

    Overnight

    Overnight

    Rs.5/ per day


    Video Cassettes/CD ROMS

    Short Term

    1 - 5 Days

    Rs. 2/ per day


    Consultation documents like BIS Code, IRC Codes

    Short Term

    1 Week

    Rs.5/ per day

     

     

    The Library has been divided into different sections for its smooth functioning:

    Circulation Section:

    Issue and return of books are handled with the help of computers. In this Section located on the First Floor, readers can get themselves enrolled as member of the Library. The timings of issue and return of books are 9 AM to 5.45 PM on weekdays.

     

    Book Bank Section:

    Book Books are issued predominantly to the SC & ST students for the whole semester. The timings of issue and return of books are from 9 AM to 5.45 PM. on weekdays.

     

    Reference and Readers' Advisory Service:

    One is welcome to avail this service at the Reference Desk on the second floor reading hall of the Library. This service is available for all and the Library remains open for 11 hours in a day.

     

    Acquisition Section:

    Located on the first floor of the Library, this section acquires books and other reading material selected by the library staff as well as recommended by the Chairpersons of various Departments.

     

    Periodical Section:

    The Library subscribes journals, magazines and newspapers. The Periodical Section located on the ground floor of the Library, makes available these current sources of information. The opening hours of the Section are from 9 AM to 6 PM.

     

    Technical Section:

    Before the reading material is made available for use on the stacks, it is technically processed in this Section, located on the First Floor of the Library.

     

    Computer Section:

    This section is located on the ground floor of the Library. This section covers the main server, the CD server, Multimedia system, scanners and printers. It manages the working process of the entire Computer System of the Library.

     

    All the library activities are guided by the library sub-committee, the policy making body and headed by the Chairman. The Librarian is the member secretary of the committee. The committee is formed by the representatives from the faculty, administration and students. The committee meets six times in a year to take decisions on all the important matters pertaining to the function of the library.

    Human Resource of the Library

     

    Name

    Responsibility

    Prof. A. K. Dey
    Dean (Academic) & Chairman, LSC

    Policy Making & Advisory Role

    Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy
    Librarian
    E-mail:ksatpathy@gmail.com
    Tel:9435175531

    Planning, Development & Administration & management of Library, Collection Development, Finance, Manpower Development, Building, Furniture & Equipment, Library Services, Computerization, Automation, Resource Sharing & Networking Inter Cluster Coordination.

    Mrs. Krishnamati Singha
    Asstt. Librarian

    Assist the Librarian in administration and management, Acquisition, furniture/equipment, inventory control, library statistics, Periodical /Database Acquisition & Control / Processing of Books, journals, CDs etc

    Mr. H.S. Chakraborty
    Lib & Information Asstt.

    Processing of Bills, Office work, Membership registration.

     

     

    Supporting Staff

     

    Name

    Responsibility

    Mr. S. GoswamI,
    Library Attendant

    Check-in / Check-out of books, Issuance of clearance certificate.

    Mrs. Ila Chakraborty,
    Lib Attendant

    Arrangement of books

    Mr. Ashu Das ,
    Watchman

    Book Bank arrangement, Issuance of books to SC & ST Students

    Mr. M. Ali,
    Gate Keeper

    Security

     

     

    E-Resources @ NITS

     

    Library subscribes professional journals of Wiley, Elsevier, T&F, ACTA PRESS, APS, ACS, RSC etc. during the year. The details are available at http://122.160.76.157:8081/nit/index.jsp and subscribed to the following databases.

    Institutional Database @ 2013 NIT Silchar

    Database Name

    Links

    India stat.com

    http://www.indiastat.com/default.aspx

    Economic & Political Weekly

    http://epw.in/epw/user/userindexHome.jsp

    SAE Digital Library

    http://digitallibrary.sae.org/quicksearch/

    ASTM:Standards and Engineering Digital Library

    http://enterprise.astm.org

    Sceince Direct

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/0302-9743/

    ACS Web Edition

    http://pubs.acs.org/

    MathSciNet

    http://www.ams.org/mathscinet/

    SIAM ( LOCUS ) (1952-1996 Backfiles)

    http://locus.siam.org/

    DELNET

    www.delnet.nic.in 

    American Library

    http://amlibindia.state.gov

    ALUKA

    http://www.aluka.org/

    Informs Archieve (9 Journals)

    http://journals.informs.org/

     

     

    E-Books

    Knovel ME Books

    http://www.knovel.com/web/portal/browse/subject/70/topic/

    LNCS

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/0302-9743/

    DELNET

    http://164.100.247.17/

    Springer (CSE-2010/12, Engg-2008/2012)- 5354 Titles

    http://link.springer.com/search?showAll=false&facet-content-type=%22Book%22&date-facet-mode=between&facet-start-year=2008&previous-start-year=1997&facet-end-year=2012&previous-end-year=2013

    Cambridge (Text Book of CSE & Engg-2009/2012)-115 Titles

    http://ebooks.cambridge.org/home.jsf

    ScienceDirect (CSE-2012, Energy-2011/12, Engg-2011/12, Material Science 2012)- 261 Title

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/bookbshsrw/all/fulltext

     

     

    INDEST Consortium (INDEST @ 2013 NIT Silchar)

    Database Name

    Links

    JCCC@INDEST-AICTE

    http://indest.jccc.in

    ACM Digital Library

    http://portal.acm.org/portal.cfm

    ASCE Journals

    http://www.asce.org/

    ASME Journals

    http://www.asmedl.org/

    IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) Online

    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/periodicals.jsp

    Nature

    http://www.nature.com/siteindex/index.html

    SpringerLink

    http://www.springerlink.com/

    Project Muse

    http://muse.jhu.edu/

    Annual Review

    http://www.annualreviews.org/

    JSTOR

    http://www.jstor.org/

    Knimbus

    http://knimbus.com/knimbus/user/auth/do

     

     

    NIT's E-resource Subscription Details

    Civil Engineering

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    Earthquake Engineering And Structural Dynamics

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1096-9845

    Journal of The American Water Resources Association

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1752-1688

    Ground Water

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1745-6584

    Hydrological Processes

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-1085/issues

    Journal of Earth System Science

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/0253-4126/

    International Journal of Pavement Engineering

    http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/gpav20

    Journal of Earthquake Engineering

    http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ueqe20

    Urban Water Journal

    http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/nurw20

    Transportation Research Record

    http://trb.metapress.com/content/0361-1981/

    International journal of Environment & Waste Management

    http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijewm

    The Indian Concrete Journal

    http://www.icjonline.com/

    Information Digest on Energy and and Environment

    http://bookstore.teriin.org/e_periodicals.php

    ASCE Journals

    http://www.asce.org/Books-and-Journals/Journals/Journals/

     

     

    Computer Science Engineering

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    Applied Ontology

    http://iospress.metapress.com/content/119850/

    Informatica

    http://iospress.metapress.com/content/113362/

    International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems

    http://iospress.metapress.com/content/112107/

    Journal Of Computer Security

    http://iospress.metapress.com/content/103167/

    Journal of high Speed Network

    http://iospress.metapress.com/content/103170/

    Lecture Notes in Computer Science

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/0302-9743/

    IEI Computer Engineering

    http://www.editorialmanager.com/ieib/

     

     

    Electrical Engineering

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    Electric Power Components and Systems

    http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/uemp20

    Control and Intelligent Systems

    http://www.actapress.com/Content_of_Journal.aspx?journalID=141

    International Journal of Modelling and Simulation

    http://www.actapress.com/Content_Of_Journal.aspx?journalID=129

    International Journal of Power and Energy Systems

    http://www.actapress.com/Content_of_Journal.aspx?JournalID=145

    International Journal of Robotics and Automation

    http://www.actapress.com/Content_of_Journal.aspx?JournalID=147

    International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control

    http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijmic

    International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology

    http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijret

    International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion

    http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijpec

    Integration: The VLSI Journal

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01679260/45

    Wind Energy

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-1824/issues

    IEI Electrical Engineering

    http://www.editorialmanager.com/ieib/

     

     

    Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing: An International Journal

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/0925-1030/

    Journal of Low Power Electronics

    http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asp/jolpe

    IEI Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering

    http://www.editorialmanager.com/ieib/

     

     

    Humanities & Social Science

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    American Economic Review(AER)

    http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/contents/index.php

    Journal of Economic Literature (JEL)

    http://www.aeaweb.org/journal/contents/index.php

    Journal of Economic Perspectives(JEP)

    http://www.aeaweb.org/jep/contents/index.php

    American Economic Journal: Applied conomics

    http://www.aeaweb.org/aej-applied/contents/

    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

    http://www.aeaweb.org/aej-policy/index.php

    American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics

    http://www.aeaweb.org/aej-macro/index.php

    The Review of English Studies

    http://res.oxfordjournals.org/

    Victorian Studies

    http://www.jstor.org/action/showPublication?journalCode=victorianstudies

    India stat.com

    http://www.indiastat.com/default.aspx

    Economic & Political Weekly

    http://epw.in/epw/user/userindexHome.jsp

    International Journal of Regulation and Governance

    http://bookstore.teriin.org/e_periodicals.php

     

     

    Mechanical Engineering

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    Int. Jnl. of Manufacturing Technology and Management

    http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijmtm

    Int. Jnl. of Machining And Machinibility of Materials

    http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijmmm

    International Journal of Manufacturing Research

    http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijmr

    International Journal of Surface Science & Engineering

    http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/ijsurfse

    Materials and Manufacturing Processes

    http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/lmmp20

    Machining Science & Technology: An International Journal

    http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/lmst20

    Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures

    http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/umcm20

    International Journal of Production Research

    http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tprs20

    International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tcim20

    SAE Digital Library

    http://digitallibrary.sae.org/quicksearch/

    Journal of Resources Energy and Development

    http://bookstore.teriin.org/e_periodicals.php

    ASME Journals

    http://www.asmedl.org/

     

     

    Chemistry

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    ACS (34 e-journals package)

    http://pubs.acs.org/

     

     

    Physics

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    Physical Review E

    http://pre.aps.org/browse

    Applied Physics Letter

    http://apl.aip.org/resource/1/applab

    Journal of Applied Physics

    http://jap.aip.org/resource/1/japiau

    Pramana Journal of Physics

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/0304-4289/

    Indian Journal of Physics

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/0973-1458/

     

     

    Mathematics

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    Mathematical Reviews

    http://www.ams.org/mathscinet/

    SIAM (LOCUS) (1952-1996 Backfiles)

    http://locus.siam.org/

    Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Mathematics

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/0019-5588/

    Opsearch

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/0030-3887/

     

     

    All Departments

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    Sceince Direct (Comp. Sc., Engineering, Maths, Material Science, Chemistry & Energy)

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/

    ASTM : Standards and Engineering Digital Library

    http://enterprise.astm.org

     

     

    Library

    Title of Journals

    Web Address/Link

    DELNET

    www.delnet.nic.in

    IATUL (International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries)

    http://www.iatul.org/

    World Digital Libraries

    http://bookstore.teriin.org/e_periodicals.php

    SLA

    http://www.sla.org/

     

     

    All the e-resources available in the library can be accessed from:

    ERMSS e-Resources Management and Search Solution: http://122.160.76.157:8081/nitsilchar/index.jsp


    E- Resource under JCCC@ INDEST-AICTE

     

    JCCC is J-Gate Custom Content Consortia for a group of homogeneous consortia members, and JCCC-INDEST is J-Gate Custom Content Consortia for the Indian National Digital Library in Engineering, Science and Technology (INDEST), a consortium set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, on the recommendation made by the Expert Group appointed by it under the chairmanship of Prof N Balakrishnan. For details pl. visit: http://jccc-indest.informindia.co.in

     

    E- Resource under Open Access

     

    Open access is a publication model wherein neither a reader nor the reader's institutions are charged for access to articles or other resources. Users are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles. The INDEST - AICTE Consortium encourages open access through institutional repositories in its member institutions. The E- Resources incorporates the following:

  • Databases
  • E-journals
  •  

    Institutional Membership

     

    Being member of DELNET, users have got the opportunity to access the resources available in other member institute or can borrow or exchange documents through Inter Library Loan (ILL). In addition to that Library Network (DELNET) initiatives, DELNET's activities and services can be viewed at DELNET's Home Page and its databases can be accessed through a web-based interface. For details pl. visit: www.delnet.nic.in

     

    The department has joined the network of important libraries under the umbrella of Developing Libraries Network (DELNET). The networking between libraries ensures resource sharing, exchange of information. It also facilitates the access to the databases of important libraries through computerization.

     

    In addition, Library has also joined the network of American Centre Library (ACL) India, for Inter-library loan facility and resources sharing.

     

    USAGE POLICY:

     

  • Electronic resources such as e-journals, e-databases etc. are available for academic use only.
  • These resources can be searched, browsed, and material may be downloaded and printed as single copies of articles as is done in the case of printed library material.
  • Downloading or printing of a complete book or an entire issue or a volume of one or more journals (called systematic downloading) is strictly prohibited as it is the question of copy right.
  • Use of robots, spiders or intelligent agents to access, search and/or systematically download from these resources is also prohibited.
  • Any violation of this policy will result in penal action as per the rules and regulations of the Institute.
  • Please be aware that systematic downloading will cause the publisher to block to the entire community of users @ NIT Silchar from accessing these resources.
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