The IGM Library, University of Hyderabad has
undertaken the following projects
Projects in Library Automation
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.
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
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
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.
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.