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Indira Gandhi Memorial Library, University of Hyderabad
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Education Commission -1948)
“The library is the heart of all university’s work; directly so as regards its research work and indirectly as regards its educational work which derives its life from research work. Scientific research needs a library as well as its laboratory while for a humanistic research the library is both library and laboratory in one.”
(National Knowledge Commission - 2005)
"Libraries have a recognized social function . . . serve as local centres of information, learning and gateways to national and global knowledge".
IGM Library is one of the important central facilities of the University catering to the information needs of faculty, research scholars and students in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Management, Sciences and Engineering. This library building was inaugurated by his Excellency late Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma the then Vice President of India, on 21-10-1988 and named after late Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
The main objective is to make the Library the most effective Learning Resource centre to contribute to the quality of higher education. The library also created learning environment by establishing Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) Searching Area, Internet browsing area for accessing e-resources, Laptop zone with Wi-Fi facility, specialized workstations & software for visually-challenged students.
The library with its excellent IT infrastructure facilities has achieved several distinctions in the country.
IGM Library is the first University Library in India
To fully automate all its housekeeping operations
To undertake turnkey projects for computerizing other libraries and to provide network facilities in Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad and City Central Library (City Grandhalaya Samstha, Ashok Nagar), Hyderabad.
To offer one year Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN) under Distance Education mode from 1998 with greater emphasis on practices and projects.
To subscribe online search databases since the year 1998 and full text databases from 2001
To become one of the governing body member of OCLC (Worldcat)
To install electronic surveillance and security system
To install 100 KW Solar power system.
The National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) has recognized IGM Library as their Regional Library for South Zone from the year 1993 to provide resources to mathematics/statistics faculty and research scholars.
One of the initial 6 resource centres identified for Document delivery by INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmadabad (Other 5 resource centres are from - BHU, JNU, Punjab University, Indian Institute of Science, TISS)
One of the 26 resource centres for nation-wide Document Delivery Services to all universities.
Conducted 4 weeks Refresher Course in Library and Information Science in 2005
One of the participating libraries of the one million book project of Carnegie Mellon University, USA for creating a Universal Digital Library.
Received best usage awards for electronic databases – ACS, RSC, Scifinder, Wiley, IEEE, JSTOR
Formed as beta platform to SCOPUS (2005) and currently to EBSCO Discovery.
Contributed university theses to UGC INFLIBNET’s Shodhganga Project. Click to view University Theses
OCLC Seminar (2002)
One Day Seminar on Open Access (2011)
National Seminar on Digital Resource Management & Celebration of Librarian's Day on 27-28, August 2016. Jointly Organized by IGM Library, UOH and TSLA at Univ. of Hyderabad. Click for Seminar Brochure
Refresher Course in Library and Information Science (2005)
What is Plagiarism and how to avoid it? Experiences at Jawaharlal Nehru University", Talk on by Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur, Librarian, JNU Delhi. Date/Venue- March 5, 2014 11.30 am to 12.30 pm @ Conference Hall, School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad.
Detection of Plagiarism in Research Documents using Anti-plagiarism software - Turnitin, by IT Section, IGM Library, University of Hyderabad. Date/Venue -School of Social Sciences, UOH
JSTOR INDIA USERS FORUM 2014 (Growing set of the E-Resources on JSTOR platform)
Turnitin (The Anti-plagiarism Software) - Training cum Orientation Program with Turnitin Technical Team (Shri Arjun, Balani iGroup, India ) for university students, research scholars and faculty on Oct. 4, 2016 at 9.30 am - 12.30 pm and exclusively to the registered faculty from 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm @ Raman Auditorium, UOH.
Elsevier Workshop on Book & Journal Publishing and eBook Awareness 2017. Dt. 15.2.2017 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Venue: Management Building, opposite to IGM Library. Register to attend the program.
Workshop on Mandeley with
Elsevier Publishers, Dt. 9.3.2017 (10.30 am - 12.30 pm). Venue: Conference
Hall, School of Management Studies
Since its inception, the library has taken visible measures in making use of the ICT advancements for improving library services. The library has -
1 GB National Knowledge Network for accessing on-line databases
Wi-Fi connectivity with 11 instruments. Soon will be updated with MHRD infrastructure
New IBM Data servers were installed in May 2013, with 600 GB hard disk capacity, Data base server and backup server 600 GB with the storing capacity of 3 TB and tape library for auto back up.
CD/DVD mirror server
2 HP Servers for maintaining Institutional Repositories
Web OPAC and IGM Library Website for Public Wide Access
OPAC Terminals (exclusively) in Right and Left wings of the library (8)
PCs for providing internet access facility to students
30 PCs provided for professional staff in working areas
3M Electronic Security System (Gate, Work station and Tags)
Barcode Printer for Acquisition Section
Barcode Scanners (3) for Circulation Counter
Network Printers (3), Printer + Scanners (2), Printers ( )
PGDLAN Lab with LAN facility with seating capacity for 60 students and equipped with 30 PCs for students Desktop, Multimedia Projector
5 scanners, 5 computer workstations for visually challenged students with special software - JAWS with 10 user license, document reading software Kruzwel, to listen to printed books Zoomex using scanner/with OCR facility. 2 additional systems and a special Braille printer is also available.
LAPTOP Zones (2)
ETD LAB is equipped with 2-high end Book of Zeutschell OS500 Scanners for the digitization of theses/dissertation/rare books and university publications, 10 computers, OCR software , image cleaning software, etc.
Total area of the library (in Sq. Mts.) 57000 Sft.
Total seating capacity 400
Individual Reading Carrels: 30
Lounge for browsing and relaxed reading: 2000 Sft
Lounge area for browsing and relaxed reading, IT zone for accessing e-resources
Library has a separate Air-conditioned Annex Building with 2 reading halls in 2 Floors with 200 + seating capacity. It is kept open all the days round the clock (365 days 24 hrs.)
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