ICT FACILITIES & SERVICES
A. VIRTUAL LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE & DIGITAL LIBRARY
The Virtual Learning Resource Centre & Digital Library (VLRC&DL) at Gulbarga University reflects the University’s mission to be a leading “Learning Region” incorporating current state-of-the–art ICT facilities established by Infosys Foundation, Bangalore.
· VLRC&DL has 100 workstations, three Mainframe DELL Servers and CD NAS server with a carpet area of 12,420 sq. feet using One GBPS Leased line provides excellent Internet facilities, access to UGC Infonet e-journals, online databases, e-books, learning courseware’s and institutional publications.
- UGC Infonet E-Journals, Databases and E-Books
About 10,000 plus e-Journals and databases under UGC Infonet consortia that includes major publishers like Taylor & Francis, American Chemical Society, Springer link, JSTOR, Wiley, Oxford and Cambridge University Press, Blackwell, Web of Science and other e-resources can be accessed on campus network and remotely by users. E-Books (Springer, Proquest and McGraw-Hill collections) can be accessed under network environment.
- Competitive Examinations and Personality Development Centre
Specialized and updated collection in all subjects for UGC NET/ JRF and other competitive examinations are made available for students in addition other competitive examinations. Documents required for preparing to various recruitments, common entrance examinations and competitive examinations also have been collected and updated regularly. E-books on competitive exams can be accessed at http://gulbargauniversity.mintbook.com/
- Hyderabad Karnataka (HK) Resource Centre – Digital Knowledge Project
Efforts are on to develop print, online, digital and live recordings pertaining to economical, political, cultural, social, customs, educational, folk wisdom, folk medicine and this Centre supports information to conduct research and development on HK region. An initiative to provide e-books in English and Kannada language to support for Competitive Exams, Personality Development and Capacity building to the rural and urban society of Hyderabad Karnataka region including Kannada University, Hampi and Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Bellary administered by Gulbarga University Library connecting about 1000 digital libraries. This is an attempt towards the 'Digital India' campaign, aimed at creating a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. This is accessible @ http://gulbargauniversity.mintbook.com/
- Reprography, Printing and Document Delivery Services
Reprography service is available to the users on charge through outsourcing. Even fee based printing is facilitated to the users for the information/ learning materials searched on the net. Document delivery of articles required is provided through mail service.
- WEB-OPAC – Online Catalogue and FEdGATE Discovery Tool
Library Catalogue is accessible online at http://libcat-guglib.informindia.co.in/ which uses KOHA software for library automation under cloud computing. FedGate a federated discovery service enables users to simultaneously search Library Catalogue, E-Journals, E-Books, Databases, Institutional databases and Publishers databases in real time from multiple information resources in a single search.
- Institutional Repository (http://22.214.171.124/jspui/)
Institutional Scientific Productivity of the University has faculty research publications (438 plus), Question bank (Semester I to IV/VI) of current academic year in all the disciplines of Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, Commerce and Management, Law and Education. Besides, the information and reports pertaining to Hyderabad Karnataka region, Statistical reports, Thesis and dissertations, free e-books and learning course materials are accessible which are regularly updated.
- Shodhganga- Indian ETD Repository of Doctoral Thesis, INFLIBNET Centre
The library has been contributing Gulbarga PhD thesis at http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/ and as on date 227 PhD Thesis have been uploaded on Shodhganga and old retrospective digitization of thesis is in process.
- Remote Access Facility
Remote Access Facility using eZProxy has been extended wherein each user is given login name and password to access library e-resources remotely by clicking on remote access available @ www.guglibrary.net
- Question Point service from OCLC, USA
'ASK a Librarian' service to answer the information queries and reference questions of any users around the world at ( http://guglibrary.net/ask-librarian.aspx).
- Videoconferencing facility
Videoconferencing facility provides platform for interactive lectures, demonstrations, educational films and other e-resources for the academics and is used extensively which is IP enabled accessed @ 126.96.36.199.
- Wi-Fi Facility and CCTV Surveillance System
Wi-fi (Wireless Fidelity) access is available across the library and users can bring their laptop for accessing e-information. CCTV Surveillance installed helps security control in the library.
B. ACCESS TO CD-ROM DATABASES
Gulbarga University Library is one of the first Universities to adopt this technology using CD NET Tower for multi-user access in India. At present, the following sixteen national and international databases subscribed till 2003 in various disciplines available under CD NAS Server by creating images, accessible under network.
|Database||Period||Mode of updates||Publishers|
|Math-Sci.||1980+2001||Semi Annual||Silver Platter, USA|
|Biological Abstracts||1992+2001||Quarterly||Silver Platter, USA|
|Biotechnology Abstracts||1982+2001||Quarterly||Silver Platter, USA|
|Sociological Abstracts||1974+2001||Quarterly||Silver Platter, USA|
|Econ-Lit||1969+2001||Quarterly||Silver Platter, USA|
|Psych-Info||1887+2001||Quarterly||Silver Platter, USA|
|Cross Culture||Vol. 1-5||One Time||Silver Platter, USA|
|Georef||1785+2000||Quarterly||Silver Platter, USA|
|Eric||1966+2001||Quarterly||Silver Platter, USA|
|Dissertation Abstracts Intnl.||1861+2001||Quarterly||UMI, U.K|
|CABSAC (South Asian)||1973+2000||Yearly||Informatics India Pvt. Ltd.|
|IBID||1993+2001||Quarterly||Informatics India Pvt. Ltd.|
|Supreme Court Online||1950+-2000||Quarterly||Eastern Book Co., In|
C. LIBRARY AUTOMATION & WEB OPAC
Cloud Computing Technology has been adopted for all the in-house activities and services to facilitate proper library database management using KOHA Library software and Web OPAC is available @ http://libcat-guglib.informindia.co.in/
D. GULBARGA UNIVERSITY SHARANA SAHITYA LIBRARY AND RESOURCE CENTRE
A library with carpet area of 40,000 sq. ft has been built in the heart of Basavakalyan city established and inaugurated on 26th February 2011. The mission of the Library is to build a rich and strong resourceful reference library in the Kayakabhoomi of Jagajyoti Shri Basaveshwara in the areas of Sharana Sahitya, Vachana Sahitya, Sharana-Sharaneyaru, Srikshetras, Veerashaiva history – culture - comparative studies on religion and other related areas to support advanced studies and research [http://www.guglibrary.net/ssl/].
E. USERS TRAINING AND INFORMATION LITERACY PROGRAMS
To promote use and acquaintance of e-resources, learning materials, UGC INFONET e-resources, CD/DVD Databases, research communication, presentation skills, information exchange and online access to Internet and web resources, the Library organizes User focused training Programs on ICT Skills, Research Communication and Information Management. Topics on research planning, ICTs and E-resources, Internet, E-communication, Discussion forums, Data Analysis packages, citation patterns, thesis/dissertation writing, technical paper writing, UGC INFONET e-resources, search skills, developing materials for scientific presentations, news reporting and editing for press and media are covered for different target groups.
Training Programs/ Workshops Organized
|Date||Program||Content||Participating Group||No. of Participants|
|July 2008 to June 2009||Apprenticeship Training in Library for JOC||Library Management & services, Library Automation, ICTs & e-services||PU students (JOC) in LIS||9|
|July 2008 to June 2009||Apprenticeship Training in Computer for JOC||Library Automation, ICTs & e-services||PU students (JOC) in Computer Science||1|
|July 2008 to June 2009||Apprenticeship Training in Library for Graduate Trainees - JOC||Library management Automation, ICTs & e-services||Graduate students in Lib.-& Inf. Science||4|
|July 2009||Internship Training in Lib, & Inf. Science for M.L.I.Sc Course||Library management, Library, Automation, ICTs -services||Post graduate student Gulbarga University, Gulbarga||1|
|Aug 25th to 26th 2009||ICT & e-learning teaching Programs||Hi Story & Archeology||History Lecturers in all colleges||106|
|Aug 28th to 29th 2009||Data analysis workshop||SPSS Package||P.G. Students & staff||120|
|Sep 2009 to Oct 2009||Orientation for P.G. Students||ICT & E Resource||Postgraduate student Gulbarga University, Gulbarga||1022|
|Nov 2009 to Jan 2010||Information & Communication Program Six Programs each of Five days duration||Training Program for College Librarians on ICT & Information Universe||Karnataka State College, Librarians||308|
|14th to 19th December, 2009||Refresher Course P.U Colleges||Teachers of Physics and Chemistry||P.U College Teachers||86|
|28th Dec 2009 to 2nd Jan 2010||Refresher Course P.U College,||Teachers of Mathematics & Biology||P.U College Teachers||78|
|18tn to 26th Feb. 2010||Bio informatics databases and e-resources||Access to Bio informatics information||P.G. Teachers & Students of Biotechnology Dept.||46|
|3 - 4 March 2010||Symposium on strengths in research and teaching||Life science||P.G. Teachers of Life Science in Universities of Karnataka||40|
|May 10-14, 2010||Management of Library Resources and Services for Pre University College Librarians Organized by Department of Pre University Education, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore.||Innovative Library Services, ICT Skills, Library Software, Internet and e-resources||PU College Librarians in Karnataka||53|
|May 17-21, 2010||Management of Library Resources and Services for Pre University College Librarians Organized by Department of Pre University Education, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore.||Innovative Library Services, ICT Skills, Library Software, Internet and e-resources||PU College Librarians in Karnataka||67|
|May 24- 28, 2010||Management of Library Resources and Services for Pre University College Librarians Organized by Department of Pre University Education, Govt. of Karnataka, Bangalore.||Innovative Library Services, ICT Skills, Library Software, Internet and e-resources||PU College Librarians in Karnataka||78|
|October 2010||Orientation for P.G. Students||ICT & E Resources||Postgraduate students, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga||1322|
|May 2011||JCCC@UGC-Infonet||JCCC consortia under UGC Infonet Program||Teaching faculty and Research Scholars||95|
|August 2012 -September 2012||Orientation for P.G. Students||ICT & E Resource||Postgraduate student Gulbarga University, Gulbarga||1300|
|July 23-25, 2012||Training cum workshop on Public Library Management||ICTs, Management and Administration, Services etc.||Staff of Public Library working in Gulbarga, Bidar and Yadgir district||85|
|February 10, 2013||Orientation program for Department of Public Library Training School||Innovative Library Services, ICT Skills, Library Software, Internet and e-resources||Diploma Students of Gulbarga, Bidar and Yadgir district||75|
|February 26-28, 2013||Research Management for Social Science Scholars.||ICT Skills, UGC Infonet Resources, SPSS, Research Methodology||Research Scholars of Social Sciences, GUG||105|
|Faculty User Meet
13th march 2014
|SHODHAGANGA -Indian Thesis||SHODHAGANGA -Indian Thesis; 2. Institutional Repository -Faculty Publications and 3. Lesson Plans Courseware of Faculty||Teaching faculty of all disciplines||90|
|August 2014 -September 2014||Orientation for P.G. Students||Print sources, ICT & E Resources||Postgraduate student Gulbarga University||1400|
|May 2014||Orientation program for Department of Public Library Training School||Innovative Library Services, ICT Skills, Library Software, Internet and e-resources||Diploma Students of Gulbarga, Bidar and Yadgir district||72|
|July 27-29, 2015||Skill Development program supported by Dept. of Public Libraries, Govt. of Karnataka||Innovative Library Services, ICT Skills, Library Software, Internet and e-resources||Gram Panchayat Librarians||40|
|August 2015 -September 2015||Orientation for P.G. Students||Print sources, ICT & E Resources||Postgraduate student Gulbarga University||1400|
|20th January 2016||Indian Citation Index||Citation, H-Index and Data Analyzer||Teaching Faculty and Scholars||87|
|25th February 2016||Census Data Dissemination Workshop||Census 2011 Data and on the web including HK Indicators||Social Science Faculty, Students and Scholars||95|
F. EXISTING STATE-OF-THE ART ICT FACILITIES IN VLRC & DL
|Personal Computers and Laptops||Lenovo Make, Pentium Dual Core, 150GB Hard Disk, 1GB RA;
Lenovo Make Intel Core i3,4GB RAM , 465 GB Hard Disk
|Main Frame Servers||Dell™ Power edge ™ 2900 Quad Core Intel® Xeon® E5 310, 2x4MB Cache Server,||3|
|Data Redundant Server||HP Store Easy 1640 Storage, 20TB Hard Disk,16GB RAM,
Xeon® E5 -2407
|CD NAS Server||2084 MB memory, DVD writer drive, 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive||1|
|High End Scanner||ATIZ BookDrive Pro , PS 7000 Minolta||2|
|Digital Network Printers||Phaser 4510||3|
|Videoconference Units||Polycom VSX 7000, Draper Baronet Remote Mt of Videoconference/LCD units||1|
|Television||BenQ 42" Color TV||2|
|Bar Code Printer (1) & Laser Guns (2)||LP2844 Printer , Heron D130||4|
|Libsys||Libsys 4 standard edition software||1|
|KOHA||Koha 3.22.4 open source Integrated Library Management System under Cloud Enabled Technology||1|
|Open Source Software's||Ubuntu, DSpace, Koha||1|