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The 'Indira Gandhi Memorial Library' was established in the year 1975. By 1995 it became the first fully computerized library in the country. It has several distinctions, being the FIRST University Library to computerize other libraries, First Library providing network based library services to the entire university, the FIRST to become the governing member of the OCLC, the FIRST to have Electronic Surveillance System, the FIRST to install Biometric Finger PRINT Attendance System, the FIRST in starting POST Graduate Diploma in Library Automation Networking Course with greater emphasis on practical training for which a computer lab was established. The National Board of Higher Mathematics has recognized IGM Library as a Regional Library and INFLIBNET has included it as one of the Six Document Delivery Centre from the country.
The library has extensive IT facilities to support the academic and research activities. They include a SUN Enterprise 3500, DEC Alpha server and Pentium IV Systems (70 numbers), printers, Procom CD server, 125 Digibook Scanner, flatbed and handheld scanners etc. Library operating system environment has Solaris, UNIX, Linux and Windows NT. Library's LAN is connected on to the Campus Wide Network. The database is made available for access over the Internet through Web OPAC. 30PCs are placed at the entrance lobby for OPAC, e-mail and internet browsing including access to e-journals, exclusively for Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), which has the following course structure:
Graduate in Library Science; preference will be given to those having Master’s degree in Library Science
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DLAN 411 : Introduction to Information Technology
DLAN 412 : Information Systems
DLAN 413 : Bibliographic Database Management Systems
DLAN 421 : Library Automation
DLAN 422 : Library Networks
DLAN 423 : Dissertation / Project Work
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