The IGM Library, University of Hyderabad has undertaken the following projects

Turnkey Projects in Library Automation

  • University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University to computerize the Open university Library and provide network facilities in their academic departments. We used our expertise in creating the database, preparing of site acquisition of systems, software, training the library staff and users, networking the library with the academic departments with the fiber optic cable etc. The project was completed and handed over to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University. Now it is ready for the users to access the library resources over their campus.

  • University has signed another MOU with Hyderabad City Grandhalaya Samstha to computerize City Central Library, Ashok Nagar. In this project all the library Housekeeping activities were automated and 89 branch libraries were connected . This  was the first public library in the country to have computerized activities providing e-mail and Internet access services apart from  CD-ROM databases and on line search facilities to its users.

Social Sciences: Union Catalogue of Periodicals in Major Libraries

in Hyderabad & Secunderabad - 2000

  • This is   a  Major Project done under IDPAD (ICSSR) by Dr. E. Rama Reddy, University Librarian (Retd.),   covering 2663 unique titles in Social Sciences in the 25 major libraries (including IGM Library, UOH) twin cities of Hyderabad and  Secunderabad.

  • The  data is available up to the year 1998. This will help for sharing the resources, eliminating  duplicate journals and essential tool to locate the retrospective information from the major libraries. 

Digital Library Project & Other Digitization Activities

  • Digital Library is a repository of resources in the digital form. These resources can be used by the existing access facilities with in the campus and over the Internet for wider access.  The technology has made way for accessing the information wherever it is using the Internet as a medium. Most of the publishers are presently providing options for the libraries to acquire and own in the printed form and also in digital form leaving the option to the libraries based on the user comfort and ability. Most libraries are looking for accessing the materials than acquiring them because of the raising costs of the print materials and shrinking budgetary provisions to the libraries.

  • Further, initiating efforts to obtain copyrights from the copyright holders of printed materials for digital rights to digitise for wider access. Most of the popular and scholarly publishers  are publishing e-journals databases and e-books and also serial publications as e-book series and providing access through Internet.  Consortium models of libraries  are forming at national level  to reduce the access costs per member library is the present trend and publishers are coming forward to  provide access.

  • Library has started creating a model digital library with special funding from the UGC and in collaboration with M/s. SUN Microsystems, a widely known hardware firm and M/s. V T L S Inc., the third largest digital library Software Firm in the USA. University has signed MOUs with these firms with their investments and support. They would like this to be their reference site for the Asian Countries.  Incidentally, SUN and VTLS have originated from the University campuses of Stanford University and the Virginia Tech University in the USA. All the systems and software were installed and operated  on the book scanners to digitise the selected (out of copyright) print materials and University Thesis in the first phase. 

  • The bibliographic records of University Thesis, Dissertations,  Project reports and Digitized Books were separately identified and made visible as a group through Online Catalogue and Library website. The University Thesis and selected books (out of copyright) are linked to the Full text  PDF documents.  The work is progressing.

  • Digital PDF documents of University Entrance question papers are made available through Library website since the year 2010 to current.