Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A day in the Library


"Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library" - Henri Frederic Amiel

How apt is the quote! Every individual who loves to read books has a story to tell - about books, about the time he / she spent in the library and the atmosphere therein. A library is after all a place which has in store many people living in perfect harmony. And what's more, you get to choose what you want to read.

Did you ever think of thanking that librarian and forgot all about it or more precisely never had an opportunity to bring your thoughts into action....This is the right time to thank your librarian. We in turn are pleased to provide you a platform which would record your thoughts and your experiences. So come forward and share your experiences and let everybody know about it.

All the same, we would love to know how a library and for that matter - any library - your school library, college library, public library etc. have been memorable to you. And so, we are gathering stories from all over about:

1) how libraries have impacted you
2) any special instance / service of your library which you liked / remember

The above stories should necessarily be your personal reminiscences. Although this would be an ongoing project, I request all of you to please contribute your story at your earliest and make this initiative a grand success.

I request everybody and especially the librarians to share this page and the URL link with the maximum no. of people in your Institute and vicinity.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Book Bank Books available


Please check the link for the list of Book Bank books available with the library for the benefit of students:

Monday, December 16, 2013

LIRC Annual Feedback - 2013


We value feedback from all the users of LIRC and treat your suggestions seriously, as they are an important way of monitoring and improving the services we provide. 
If you wish to tell us about an aspect of the LIRC that you are pleased with or share your suggestions for a better library, then let us know...it will only boost our spirits!
Thank You for giving time to consider filling-up of this Web Survey!!

Web Link:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

IITs are no more than 'glorified' engineering colleges: UGC Chairman

IITs are no more than 'glorified' engineering colleges: UGC Chairman

The University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman, Dr Ved Prakash has said that the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are no more than “glorified engineering colleges”.
Dr Prakash while emphasizing upon the importance of universities, said he was miffed at not receiving any research proposals for Singh-Obama initiative from the universities and the same had to be awarded to an IIT.
Thr UGC Chairman said since universities were not coming forward so the initiative had to be awarded to IIT (“IITs ko majboori mein dena pada”) for execution in the wake of country's “prestige”.
“IIT, Kya hai IIT. (What are IITs?). Glorified engineering colleges. University aur IIT mein zameen aasman ka antar hai (University and IITs are poles apart),” Prakash said.
He was all praise for Union Government’s ambitious Rs 22,000 crore project Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) and said Punjab stood to gain hugely from it. “I am sure you are going to pick up a major chunk,” he said.
Prakash said that Universities were far more important than IITs. Universities had a higher intake of students, reported Indian Express

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Free Webcast on How Librarians are raising researcher's reputations

Chris Erdmann, Head Librarian, John G. Wolbach Library and Information Resource Center, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 
Chris is a published author in the areas of digital libraries, library UX, interactive technologies, bibliometrics and data visualization.
Heather Chisholm, Programme Manager for Collaboration and Student Centric Streams,Information Technology and Service Department, Imperial College London
Heather works on platforms that support collaboration and Web 2.0 technologies, and her interests range from semantic technology and data science to mobile apps.
Wouter Gerritsma, Subject Librarian - Plant Sciences, Wageningen UR (University and Research Centre) Library
Wouter is responsible for research support at the library, including research assessments on the basis of bibliometric analyses for all of the university's research units.
  • Establishing researchers' identity and authority
  • Sharing and collaborating remotely
  • Collecting, annotating and storing bibliographies
  • Developing international visibility
  • Applying academic networks and profiles, such as Mendeley, ORCID and Scopus
Registration is required for this live 50-minute webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the panelists questions. Questions for the panel can be submitted in advance during the registration process. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, health sciences, corporate and government librarians.

Author Workshop with Keith Lambert


To better understand the publishing process for scientific journals, SFIT LIRC had hosted an  Author Workshop with the renowned publisher - Keith Lambert on September 11, 2013 between 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Students of M.E. Part 1 and Part 2 and senior faculty members attended the workshop, making the total count of participants to 56.

Keith Lambert is an Elsevier Publisher for Mechanical Engineering Journals. Prior to joining Elsevier in 2009, he has more than 30 years experience in both book and journal publishing across many scientific disciplines. As part of the company’s continuing programme providing scientific publishing workshops for early career researchers, Keith Lambert has hosted similar events for future authors in the United Kingdom and Germany.
This workshop covered the following topics in depth:
• An introduction to scientific publishing
• The peer review process
• How to write a scientific article
• The impact factor and other quality measure
• Open access
2:00 hours

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