Library

CSIBER library is named after our founder Dr. A D Shinde, who was a book lover.  It is designed to suit resource needs of master's level students of professional courses, teachers and researchers.  

    Presently housed in a spacious new building with a collection of 91,678 books and 158 periodicals; has a student book ratio 1: 91.  In different subscribed data bases we have more than 3 Lakh e-books and more than 6,000 e-Journals in addition to a number of magazines and other resources.

    The library include facilities like periodicals section, study halls, research cubicles, computer lab, syndicate room, stock section, and archival section.  It has good learning environment with plenty of natural light and air.

Print Resources

    Our collection of books covers all the five major streams we have at CSIBER, namely management, computer studies, environmental science, social work and economics.  We have a good collection of books in associated areas like quantitative techniques, research methodology, communications, general books etc. This include books by international publishers like Sage, Oxford University Press, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, Macmillan, O'reily, Pearson, Academic Press, Springer and Penguin.  Project reports, dissertations and theses are also part of our resources.

    We have a rich collection in general books including biographies, autobiographies, historical narratives, reports, census reports, books on Nobel prize contributions, hand books, novels, short stories,  business stories, dictionaries, encyclopedias, subject wise dictionaries and `encyclopedias, books for competitive examinations and skill development books.

    To help the overall development of students and to assist research we subscribe to a large number of periodicals including standard Journals both Indian and foreign, magazines both Indian and foreign, newspapers and business newspapers.  Almost 95% of the periodicals are in English.  

Digital Resources

    The library has subscribed to a number of research and statistical data bases.  Also it has DelNet membership, a network of libraries. Through this we can also get resources from other member libraries in India.

# Data Base   Subject Area

1

EBSCO

  Management Collection

2

IEEE CSDL

  Computer Science

3

INFLIBNET-NLIST 

  Science and Social Sciences

4

ProwessIQ

  Financial Data

 

Across these data bases we have a variety of resources.

Resources  Data Base

Full Text Academic Journals

EBSCO, NLIST, CSDL

Full Text Magazines

EBSCO, CSDL

Full Text Case Study and Business Basics   

EBSCO

Full Text Company Profiles

EBSCO

Full Text Conference Proceedings Collection

EBSCO, CSDL

Full Text Reports (Market Research, Industry, country)

EBSCO

Full Text Newspaper and Newswire

EBSCO

Full Text TV, and Radio News Transcript   

EBSCO

Full Text SWOT Analysis

EBSCO

Full Text Working Papers

EBSCO

Videos    

EBSCO

Financial Data of companies

Prowess IQ

 

All these resources are accessible on all the computers on campus.  Some of the data bases have off-campus access facilities. Wi-Fi access is also available in the library and campus.

The library has a large collection of CDs which contains power point presentations, e-books etc.

This arrangement ensures that the library has the potential to provide all the needed resources for teaching learning and research.

Library Management system

The library has an online public access catalog OPAC, which is accessible all across the campus.  Presently we use LibSys to manage the library. It is a semi-automated system. Soon we will shift over to Koha. 

OPAC Link: http://192.168.1.111:8080/opac

Library committee

The role of this committee is to make the academic requirements known to the library and to help it procure the right resources.  It prepares the budget, decides the list of books, lists of journals, magazines and newspapers and selects the appropriate data bases for subscription.  This committee also oversees the annual book exhibition.

The library committee consists of heads of the departments, senior faculty members, student representatives and the librarian works as the member secretary. 

Library staff

 Most of our library staff holds master�s degree in Library science and they are well experienced.  In addition to the routine library activities they help the students in account creations in data bases, search activities on data bases and help the students to locate the needed material.  They are also involved in organizing book exhibitions, special events and report preparations. Routinely they undergo various training programs, attend seminars and conferences.

Book Selection Process

Every year from Feb 3rd to 5th the library organizes a book exhibition in memory of Dr. A D Shinde.  A large number of vendors from different cities participate in this. During this faculty members select the needed books and fill the recommendation forms.   Library prepares the combined list of all recommendations, separates it subject wise. Each list is send to the concerned department and the department downsizes it as per the budget allocation.  For all the selected books orders are placed. Each year a specific amount is devoted for general books.

During the academic year if any immediate purchase is required that is also done.

Library working hours    

9.00 am to 7.00 pm on all working days

Periodical Section

A separate hall is devoted for newspapers, magazines and journals.   Students and faculty are free to visit this section to enrich their knowledge.  Researchers can refer journals in this section.

Computer Lab

Even though our e-resources are available on all machines in the institute we wish to provide uninterrupted time to researchers for their review work.  A lab with 27 machines is made available for this purpose.

Archival Section

Back volumes of select journals are available in this section.  

Digitalization

Initially we plan to digitalize the project reports, dissertations, question papers and make it available on the LAN. 

User Orientation Programmes

At the beginning of the academic year a senior faculty member or librarian gives orientation about library resources to the new set of students.  Later the training managers of different data bases give detailed training on the respective data bases.

Book Bank Facility

Under this scheme, books are given to the students for an entire semester.  This scheme is open for SC, ST and NT students.

Earn and Learn scheme

Few students are allowed to work in the library after library hours.  They are paid on hourly basis for the work rendered. Thus students with financial difficulty have a way of earning some money to meet their requirements.

Contact Details

Library E-mail Address: librarian@siberindia.co.in

Phone: 0231 253 5707 Etn: 113

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe and get the latest news and useful tips, advice and best offer.