Current Awareness Services
Table of Contents (TOCs)
QR codes in WebOPAC:
Provision of QR codes in online catalogue helps the user to scan the code through her mobile to save bibliographical details of required books, CDs, and journals. They can immediately go online to search the hyperlinked extra information of book and journal website.
Google previews are available for books in the library catalogue.
The library houses general and subject encyclopaedias, dictionaries, biographical resources, directories, etc. to fulfill reference needs of staff and students. Library staff provides personal assistance in locating the information.
Top Ten Readers
With an aim to increase usage of library resources, monthly ‘Top Ten Readers’ are announced. Both staff and students are considered for the same. Names of students having maximum home lending transactions and books consulted in the library are displayed on notice boards.
ILL (Inter Library Loan Service)
The library provides Inter Library Loan Services to members of our sister institutes and Parent Body and other colleges.
Institutional Membership : To access the special collections we have membership of following libraries:
Display of Birthdays of great ones of humanity on monthly basis. Also, book jackets & books related to one of the personalities are displayed in the area near library reading hall.
Information Literacy Programmes:
User Orientation and Awareness
User Orientation and awareness is provided at the beginning of the academic year to Degree College and Junior College students. 6 to 7 such sessions are organized for this purpose. Apart from this further assistance is provided in the library throughout the year.
Database Search Workshop
The library conducts workshop for faculty and students with an aim to equip them with necessary skills to retrieve the needed information and manage the search results efficiently.
Celebration of Important Days
The library celebrates following days by exhibiting relevant books and conducting activities:
Showcase of Library Collection
Every month the library displays reading material from its existing collection on important days and birth anniversaries of great personalities. This increases visibility of collection from different subjects.
Displays are also aligned with college seminars, conferences and other activities.
Book Exhibition: Yearly Book Exhibition of new book is organized. Faculty and students take advantage of browsing and selecting books from various publishers under one roof.
The library provides reprography service for photocopying important information from reference books, journals, newspapers, previous years’ question papers as per need of the users.
Information Deployment and Notification
Information about new arrivals is communicated through library blog, WebOPAC and notice board. Useful news clippings are regularly displayed on the boards and also uploaded in the digital repository. On monthly basis, Table of Contents of important journals subscribed by library are e-mailed to respective faculty members to keep them abreast of the latest developments in their fields. Important journal articles are indexed in library software which are searchable in webOPAC.
The library has set up an Institutional Repository by using open source software- DSpace. The contents uploaded in this software include: syllabus, previous years’ question papers, photos, Video & audio files of skits prepared by the college on the life and works of our founder Sadhu T L Vaswani and our mentor Dada J P Vaswani, News Paper clippings, etc.