Resource Sharing and Networking of Libraries

  • MCIT Library Consortium comprises organizations from Ministry of Communication and  Information Technology (MCIT); Department of Telecommunication (DOT) and ; Department of Post (DOP) . Each department has a number of PSU/Organizations/Autonomous Bodies. Following is the broad organization chart of MCIT Library consortium: 


    Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(Meity)
    National Informatics Centre (NIC)
    ERNET India
    Software Technology Parks of India
    Department of Telecommunication (DOT)
    Telecommunications Engineering Centre
    Telecommunications Consultants India Limited
    Advanced Level Telecom Training Centre
    Department of Post
    Telecom Regulatory Authority India ( TRAI)

    These organizations have their own Libraries, Documentation Centres and Information Centres to meet the information needs of their officials. These organizations spend huge amount of their budget to purchase/subscribe books, journals etc. Sometimes it has been observed that these libraries purchase common/similar information resources separately. Thus there is a need of common purchasing and sharing of information resources among these organizations for the best utilization of their library budget as well as information resources  


    Digital Library of ICT resources 

    MCIT Libraries Consortium has the above areas in its purview. All the three Departments, Autonomous Bodies and PSU (s) has number of publications like Annual Reports, Standards, Patents and many important government publications. A Digital Library  of all such collections will be put on the consortium web site for general purpose in public domain wherever possible and for internal use of MCIT officials. 


    e-Journals subscription and maintenance  

    Looking into the trends of  e-Journals, MCIT Libraries Consortium is in the process of common subscription on Consortium Platform. Department of Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications, Department of Post and other Autonomous Bodies, PSUs  subscribe  Journals/Magazines related to ICT in print form. As the users of  our Library systems spread across the nations and cyber savvy in nature looks forward for e-version of Journals/Magazine. The most beneficial properties of e-Journals like round the clock accessibility, retrieval of information at light speed and mouse click access are the add on features to refer e-Journals.  In the common e-Journals subscription of MCIT Libraries Consortium Digital Libraries/e-Journals/Database of are enlisted.   


    Union Catalogue

    For resource sharing among the participating Libraries of Consortium, Union Catalogue of Books, Journals and resources available in the member libraries will be hosted on the web site. e-Granthalaya software with such features for online Inter Library facility and creating integrated LIS system.