Central Library

Name of the Department                  :           Central Library
Post Box                                             :           109
Pin                                                       :           796004
Phone                                                 :           0389- 2330677 (EPABX) / 2330640 / 2331548

Head of the Department                   : Dr. Lalremsiami

1.         Brief Introduction and activities of the Department :

The entire library holdings have been made available in machine readable catalogue since 2008; and the computerized bibliographic information of the library holdings have also been available for users’ searching throughout the campus through Local Area Network (intranet) using WebOPAC. Automated circulation system using barcode technology has been used since 1st December, 2008 which provides easy and prompt service to the users. Library has been providing lending and reprographic services, Orientation Progammes for newly admitted students of all the Academic Departments.

Digitization of Mizoram University’s own documents and publications had been pursued for setting up of an ‘Institutional Repository’ and the same had been hosted on the intranet in May, 2011. The repository provides free access to all types of institutional research outputs within the campus network (Intranet).

Computerized Braille System for blind students had been successfully installed and operated since December 2011 in the Library.

Besides, implementation of advanced technology in the field of identification, security, tracking and automated handling of Library materials using Electro-magnetic and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Library management system in order to improve the efficiency of Library operations had been completed, and started using the system since 21st March 2012.

             The work of appendingexisting CD/DVDcontents along with the bibliographic record of the books, and making it available for the users to easily access the digital data contents from WebOPAC throughout the campus network (Intranet), had been completed in November 2013.

            For enhancing security of the Library, 4 CCTVs had been installed in the vital locations of the building in November 2013, in order to monitor the activity of users as well as to help security of property counter.

A separate room for accessing and downloading of E-resources by the readers with 15 computers had been created in November 2013.

Power backup of 100 KW stand alone solar PV power plant had been installed for uninterrupted power supply in the beginning of the year 2013.

RFID Proximity Visitors Attendance System had been introduced and implemented since 28th September, 2015 to replace the manual hand written Visitor’s Registers kept in the Main gate and in Periodical section of Central Library.

 

Library upgraded its existing Library Management Software by integrating with an SMS & E-mail Alert System. The new system will send SMS & Email alert for every transaction to the users i.e. issue, return, renewal, etc of books with necessary information. For overdue books, reminder will be send to the user along with the fine amount. The system has been operating since 14th January, 2016.

Library introduced Best Library User Award (Student & Teacher Categories) from the academic session 2014-2015.

Central Library earned appreciation of NAAC Peer team, November 2013 as ‘having good facilities, good maintenance and a beautiful library’ as well as ‘one of the best libraries not only in North-East India, but Eastern India’

2.         Library Holdings:
(i)      Books – 1,06,658          (ii)  Theses – 378        (iii) M. Phil Dissertations – 303
(iv)    Master Degree Dissertations/ Project Work336      
(v)     Bound Volumes of Journals - 11,364
(vii)  Periodicals/ Journals:  Library at present subscribes to 242 Journals, 39 General
periodicals and 20dailies ( English: 5, Mizo: 14, Hindi: 1 ).
(viii)E-Resources:E-Resources has been provided by INFLIBNET through e-ShodhSindhu, Consortia for Higher Education E-Resources, where resources from 22 Publishers are available -7,506 number of e-journals. Library has also been subscribing IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package (ASPP), providing access to the IEEE core collection of engineering, electronics, and computer science periodicals since 2015-16.

3.         Library membership: The total Library membership is 3,657 i.e.UG-612; PG Students-1,757; M.Phil-159; Ph.D scholars-609;, Teachers-242; Guest Lecturers-90; Departmental Libraries-3; and Non-teaching staff-185.

4.         Books Issued and Visitors: During this year, 29,214books were borrowed by the users and had 38,096 visitors.

5.         Staff Position (Designation wise):

Sl.
No.

 

Designation

No.of Incumbent

Out of Total Teaching / Non-Teaching

Male

Female

SC

ST

Genl.

OBC

Reg

Con

Reg

Con

Reg

Con

Reg

Con

Reg

Con

Reg

Con

1.

Librarian

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Deputy Librarian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Assistant Librarian

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Information Scientist

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Professional Assistant

3

 

2

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

1

 

6.

Semi-Prof. Assistant

3

 

3

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Steno

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Assistant

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Library Assistant

2

 

2

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Library Attendant

3

 

3

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

11

LDC

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

12.

MTS

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Total

16

 

15

 

 

 

31

 

 

 

1

 

6.         Subject-Wise Collection of books (w.e.f 01/04/2016 – 31/04/2017):

Sl. No

Department

No. of Books

1.

Zoology

32

2.

Botany

18

3.

Biotechnology

41

4.

Physics

105

5.

Chemistry

14

6.

Mathematics

22

7.

Forestry

26

8.

Environmental Science

67

9.

Geology

39

10.

H.A.M.P

39

11.

Geography

61

12.

EE & RD

13

13.

Electronic Engineering

80

14.

Information Technology

146

15.

Computer Engineering

101

16.

Electrical Engineering

80

17.

Economics

21

18.

Management

153

19.

Commerce

86

20.

Lib & Info. Sc

48

21.

Mass Communication

33

22.

Social Work

35

23.

Psychology

19

24.

Public Administration

121

25.

Political Science

44

26.

History

22

27.

Sociology

91

28.

English

53

29.

Mizo

518

30.

Education

169

31.

Hindi

154

32.

Planning & Architecture

19

33.

Civil Engineering

161

34.

Gen. Reference

44

 

TOTAL

2,675

35.

Gift Books

83

 

GRAND TOTAL

2,758