BPHES’ CSRD ISWR Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
Library is automated using Integrated Library Management System (ILMS)
The library functions at the ground floor of the building (266.80 Sq m carpet area). The space is used exclusively for library and related services. The library is situated at the heart of the academic block, easily accessible yet quiet, bright and airy place for study. The librarian’s room and the reading room for students along with book search facilities (catalogue, e-search and card system) and the issue counter are arranged in a user friendly system. Computer lab and internet centre is also functions in the space. Stack room consist of the separate sections for the Career Guidance cell where books for competitive examinations are available. The internationally accepted Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme (23rd edition) is followed for classification of books. The library has restricted open access system. Books are issued to students on all working days and the reference facility is open throughout the working hours of the library. To help the users and to ensure the security of materials the CCTV cameras are installed and controlled gate system is followed.
Details of Automation: CSRD-ISWR library is fully automated and the services are computerized. It uses software SLIM-21 and is upgraded to a barcode version. Automation is introduced in 2014 to facilitate fast and quality services to the stakeholders. The SLIM21 – system for Library Information Management Software version 3.6 is provided by Algorhythms Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Pune. The services computerised in the library are;
The OPAC (public interface for users) Cataloging (classifying and indexing materials)
Circulation/ Counter transaction /Issue and return module (lending books and receiving them back) Serial control module that allows tracking journals. Inflibnet Online journal (N- List)
Other services in the library are:
- Current awareness services (CAS) and selective dissemination of information (SDI).
- New arrival notification. Reference services/ Referral services.
- News paper clippings.
- Printing, Scanning and Multimedia facility.
- CD library
- Point for laptop charging.
- Wi-Fi connectivity
Total Book Collection- 10785
Student’s Project Reports- 1020
Ph.D. Thesis – 10
Daily New Papers
Marathi – 13
English – 02
Hindi – 01
Weekly Employment News- 01
Services of LRC
Paper Clippings (newspapers)
New Arrival Notification and Information Display
Current Awareness Service (CAS)
Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI)
N-List Journals (electronic journals and bibliographical database)
Resource Sharing / Inter Library Loan
Facilities of LRC
Separate Reference, Stock, Periodicals, Journal, Online resources, and Reading Room sections
Uninterrupted power back up (solar)
Online resources – 11 computers with internet facility
Computerized library (SLIM) – barcode access, computerized management of book issue
Computerized CD sorting
Printing and Photocopy facility
Activities Organized by LRC
Orientation (Information Literary Program)
Career Guidance / Competitive Exam Section
Mobile Learning Resource Centre (village outreach of library resources)
Rev. Dr. B. P. Hiwale and Mrs. Ruthbai Hiwale Marathi Literature Award annually given to writers on rural social issues
List of Topics of Research Projects of MSW final year students for the last 6 years: –
Sample Question Papers – DDM, MSW & MAMR : –