Does the library have an Advisory Committee? Specify the composition of such a committee. What significant initiatives have been implemented by the committee to render the library, student/user friendly?

LIBRARY COMMITTEE: - The Library has an advisory committee. The detail of the committee is as under.

01 Dr. Basavaraj Patil Director
02 Head Librarian Coordinator
03 HOD (CSE & IT) Member
04 HOD (CIVIL ENGG.) Member
06 HOD (ECE) Member
07 HOD (EE) Member

Significant initiatives : -

The library performance is monitored by the committee and also by library users' feedback involving faculty to select and recommend the books in terms of volumes and titles for the development of library.

Monitoring the dates of subscription of various journals and magazines.

Monitoring the usage of library by faculty members and students to advise the Librarian to maintain the backlog issues in proper condition.

Functioning of the Digital Library.

Latest arrivals are displayed on the notice board as well as E-mails are sent to the students.

Provide details of the following

Total area of the library (in Sq. Mts.)- 1000

Total seating capacity- 100 nos.

Working hours (on working days, on holidays, before examination days, during examination days, during vacation). Working days- 8:20 am-04:30 pm. (Through out the year.)

Layout of the library (individual reading carrels, lounge area for browsing and relaxed reading, IT zone for accessing e-resources). Pl. refer to Annexture-13

How does the library ensure purchase and use of current titles, print and E journals and other reading materials? Specify the amount spent on procuring new books, journals and E-resources during the last four years.

HoDs were asked to submit the lists of books, magazines and journals to be purchased with reference to syllabi, curriculum and current needs of the students. The lists are forwarded to the librarian. The librarian compiles the list and gets approval from the Director, who in turn sends the order to the publishers and book sellers. The details of books/journals/e-resources purchased during last four years are as under.

Library Holdings 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
  Number Of Books Tot. cost in Lakhs Number Of Books Tot. cost in Lakhs Number Of Books Tot. cost in Lakhs Number Of Books Tot. cost in Lakhs
Text books 1103 10.05 1502 11.90 1586 5.30 3841 2.01
Reference Books 330 3.40 603 5.05 510 2.1 399 0.25
Journals / Periodicals 04 0.21459 07 0.12655 11 0.17361 12 0.26150
e-resources 02 2.27830 02 4.81360 1 0.115 1 0.115
Figures in lakhs

Provide details on the ICT and other tools deployed to provide maximum Access to the library collection.

Electronic Resource Management Package for e-Journals YES - DELNET
Federated searching tools to search articles in multiple databases YES - DATA BASE USED
Library Website YES
In-house/remote access to e-publications YES
Library automation YES, Webware application using PHP & MySQL.
computers with internet facility. YES 30 Computers
Internet Speed YES 10mbps
Sharing of Library resources through intranet YES

Provide details on the following items

Average number of walk-ins - 110 per day

Average number of books issued/returned - 200 per day

Ratio of library books to students enrolled - 20:1

Average number of books added during last three years- as per AICTE norms - 2785/yr.

Average number of login to OPAC - 55 per day.

Average number of login to e-resources- 30 per day.

Average number of e-resources downloaded/printed- 80 per month.

Number of information literacy trainings organized- 01-PPT per month.

Details of weeding out of books and other materials - 200 per annum.

Give details of the specialized services provided by the library.

Manuscripts No
Reference YES
Reprography YES
ILL (Inter Library Loan Service) No
Information deployment and notification
(Information Deployment and Notification)
Download YES
Printing YES
Reading list/ Bibliography compilation YES
In-house/remote access to e-resources No
Assistance in searching Databases No
INFLIBNET/IUC facilities No
User Orientation and awareness YES

Enumerate on the support provided by the Library staff to the students and teachers of the college.

Guidance is given to students who compete in various competitive exams, quiz, essay writing etc. Library takes the photocopies of the advertisements given in the newspaper, internet and displays it on the notice board that helps the students.

New arrival display: - This regular exercise helps the students and staff to know the books added in a particular subject in a particular year. One such a type of display is also available in Director Cabin.

What are the special facilities offered by the library to the visually/physically challenged persons? Give details.

As such students are not there in the institute, we do not have such facilities in library.

Does the library get the feedback from its users? If yes, how is it analyzed and used for improving the library services. (What strategies are deployed by the Library to collect feedback from users? How is the feedback analyzed and used for further improvement of the library services?).

We have a suggestion box kept outside the admin.

The suggestions and feedback from the students and faculty members are put forward during the regular meetings and conferences.

Effective decisions are taken to improve the services and facilities of the library.