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VIVEKANAND LIBRARY

MaharshiDayanand University came into existence as an autonomous body in 1976 by an Act of State Legislative Assembly. Though the establishment of this Library coincides with the establishment of Regional Centre of Panjab University Chandigarh in 1966, the year 1989 is a land-mark in its history, as the present library building was officially dedicated to the University community in particular, State in general and the country at large in this year. Vivekananda Library, named after Swami Vivekananda - the illustrious son of the country, has carved a niche for itself in the University firmament. The magnificent library building - a blend of functional structure, elegance and exquisiteness - is centrally located within easy reach from all the Departments/Institutes/Directorates, hostels and residential areas. The building - with a floor area of 84,000 sq. ft. - has the capacity to accommodate more than 3 lakh volumes of books and bound journals in its stack areas, Reading Halls with capacity for 1200 readers including a 24-hour Reading Hall with capacity for 250 readers, 13 Scholars’ Rooms, a Committee Room-cum-Videoconferencing Hall, and so on. The Library has five satellite libraries – Law Library, IMSAR Library, and UIET. Library, Math Library and Hotel & Tourism Library.
LIBRARY COMMITTEE
Library Committee - the governing body of the University Library System - formulates library policies for the guidance of the University Librarian. This Committee has Vice-Chancellor as its Chairman and University Librarian as its Member-Secretary. Dean, Academic Affairs, Dean of Colleges, all Deans of Faculties, Heads/Directors of Teaching Departments, and Registrar are its ex officio Members. Two Research Scholars are nominated as its Members by the Vice-Chancellor for two academic years. The organogram of the Library is displayedbelow.
HUMAN RESOURCES
The University Library has well qualified staff with adequate strength, though many of the sanctioned posts are vacant. The staff position is reflected in the table below: 

Staff Position

Post

Strength

Remarks

University Librarian

01

Filled

Dy. Librarian

01

Vacant

Asstt. Librarian

10

5 filled; 5 vacant

Information Scientist

01

Filled

Sr. Library Asstt.

11

5 Filled, 6 vacant

Jr. Library Asstt.

04

Filled

Catalogue Typist

01

Filled

Library Attendants

21

12 Filled; 9 vacant

Library Cleaner

03

All vacant

Asstt.

02

Filled

Stenographer

01

Filled

Clerk Typist

09

4 Filled

Steno Typist

01

Filled

Peon

04

2 Filled

Peon-cum-Mali

01

Vacant


Senior library Staff
 

Post

Name

Post

Name

Univ. Librarian

Dr. Satish Malik

Asstt. Librarian

RoopKishor

Dy. Librarian

Vacant

Asstt. Librarian

Balvinder Kumar

Asstt. Librarian

Sheela Dabas

Info. Scientist

Sunder Singh

Asstt. Librarian

Asha Malik

 

 

Asstt. Librarian

Dr. Sanjay Kaushik

 

 

Besides, housekeeping, security, maintenance of electrical fittings and public health services of the library has been outsourced. The Library Professionals have academic bent of mind and have 8 books and 204 papers to their credit.
LEARNING RESOURCES

The University Library possesses a very rich collection of 3,91,536 volumes of books, bound volumes of journals and other reading material, as per details given below, to cater to the informational and scholarly requirements of its patrons.

Total  Resources (March 31, 2013)

Category of document

       Total

Books

3,34,160

Periodicals

50,000

Theses

7076

Vdeo tapes

300

Total

3,91,536

Besides, 111 foreign and 369 Indian journals are subscribed.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

 

Ever since the establishment ofthis University in 1976, a sum of Rs. 1208.52 lacs has been spent on the development of learning resources. The funds for collection development are owed to Sate Govt., UGC, University’s own coffers and some other funding agencies.

The University is well set to spend a sum of Rs. 130 lakhs on the addition of new books, subscription of print journals and e-Resources during 2009-10. In addition, a sum of Rs. 185 lakhs has been earmarked during the current year for infrastructure development – face lifting and internal renovation, improvement of reading facilities, strengthening of Internet services, establishment of videoconferencing system, establishment of multimedia library, up gradation of LibSys, bar coding of books and meta data entry for upping online catalogue and automation of check-out check-in operations, air-conditioning of 24-hour Reading Hall with seating capacity of 250, etc. Five yearly investment in collection development is reflected in the bar chart. 




LIB. USER & PRIVILEGES
LIBRARY PATRONS AND THEIR PRIVILEGES.

Membership of this Library is open to University teachers, non-teaching staff and students. The teachers are entitled to borrow 15, research scholars 10, M.Phil. 8, PG students 6, Officers & UG Students 4, other employees & Special Members 2 books each. Serving Teachers of the affiliated Colleges, serving scientists of other Universities, retired Teachers/Officers and other employees of Class II rank and above of MDU, aspirant scholars for admission to Ph.D in MDU duly recommended by HOD/University Librarian, Ph.D. students of other Universities, and Class I Gazetted Officers of the Govt. of Haryana/Govt. of India based at Rohtak can also be enrolled as Members of the Library subject to surety of a serving University employee, refundable Library Security of Rs. 2500/-, and payment of Rs. 250/- as annual Library Fee with the permission of the University Librarian.
LIBRARY SERVICES

Videoconferencing Facility has become operational recently. It is a glittering feather in the cap of the library. It will become a hub for interaction between the teachers and researchers of MDU amongst themselves as well as their counterparts with common interests located at other places. In fact, this is a multipurpose facility. Besides conferencing, it will also be used for watching a common CD, say a CD on environmental issues, by a group of students/teachers, and for making PowerPoint presentations to a group of remote audience 

Reference Service implies the provision of human beings as canvassing agents for the learning resources. It, truly, reveals the positive outcome of the library ethics, and is, in fact, a barometer of library’s reputation amongst its patrons. Reference Desk, headed by a senior library professional, is located on the ground floor at the central place. The Reference Librarian, assisted by other staff guides/helps the library users in the location and selection of documents/ information, in the use of OPAC, and to procure information from other libraries, if the need be. It is here that the fresher are offered orientation programmes to apprise them of the library organization and services.

The Library offers unmatched Reading Facilities. The Reading Halls, with seating capacity for 750 readers, are located on all the three floors adjacent to the stack areas to maintain proximity of the library users to the books. In addition, there is an exquisitely renovated Reading Facility with seating capacity for 250 readers. It opens round the clock.

Internet Facility was set up in 1999 with a few nodes. There are, as of now, 50 Internet nodes in the Library. These nodes are located in the separate Internet Lab. This service is offered to the bonafide library patrons free of cost..

Online Catalogue (Online Public Access Catalogue) is the representation of the library’s collection of learning resources. The Catalogue is accessible to the teachers/ students/ others from the PCs with linkage to the Campus Network.

The computerization of entire range of Circulation Functions - use of barcoded University ID-cum-Library Cards for check-out and check-in of reading material, calculation of overdue charges, printing of gate-passes, reservation of books, printing of reminders for outstanding books, checking of a book whether it is checked-out or is available on shelf, if checked-out to whom it is issued and when it is due, blocking of user account, statistical data, and all other circulation-related functions - is in the offing.

As of now, all the library operation (Acquisition of books, subscription of printed and e-journals, cataloguing of learning resources, display of new addition, barcoding of books, circulation of books and other reading material, linkage online Catalogue to the University website etc.) Have been automated. RFID implementation is in progress. RFID tags have already been applied to more than 2, 50,000 volumes of books.

hoard of ICT hardware and Software – 2 Servers, 107 PCs, 2 laptops, 07 information KIOSK, 03 scanners, 12 Barcode Readers, 21 UPSs, 22 Printers, 12 Network Switches, 20 Head Phone and 66 software (Linux, Libsys, Ms-office-2007, Window 98, Window XP (preloaded in PCs), etc. are available in the library for use by the library users and library staff. 2 printers and 2 information KIOSK were added during 2011-12

LIBRARY MODERNISATION
 
Research and  Planning Division - set up in Oct. 2009 to grapple with and solve the existing library problems, prepare library modernization plans, and implement the same – gave impetus to its following modernization programmes at a cost of Rs. 50 lacs to actuate the dreams its management cherished :
 
  1. Strengthening of Internet services with the addition of 30 PCs.
  2. Computerization of Library Catalogue.
  3. Automation of check-out check-in functions.
  4. Barcoding of collection.
  5. Data entry of entire collection.
  6. Replacement of traditional multiple library cards with a single barcoded  Library Card.
  7. Automation of Stock Verification.
  8. Replacement of paper correspondence with e-correspondence.
  9. Creation of Digital Library.
  10. Establishment of Multimedia Library.