The College Library is located on the ground floor facing the main entrance of the college. Library has a good stock of texts and reference books to support the curriculum of the students. Its collections besides text books include periodicals, magazines, journals, fictions in English and Malayalam, career guidance books, and the like. Computer workstations and study areas are available in the library. Library is open on all working days and Saturdays (except second Saturday) from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm. Library is fully automated with integrated library software that has a user entry login at the entrance and provides user friendly functions like Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), issue, return and search for the status of the books and users, article search and bar-code technology for circulation of documents etc. Other Services include reprography facility for library documents, document scanning and library orientation to freshers and other users. Our digital library provides e-books, dissertations and digitalized question papers of previous years.
An Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) is a computer-based system used to manage internal and external resources including tangible assets, financial resources, materials, and human resources. It performs library automation and collection development tasks broken down into different modules that are focused on simplifying tasks such as acquisition, cataloguing, and circulation commonly done in a library. DBC Library has been functioning through Koha (ILMS software) since 2019.
The main objective of koha initiative is to provide users with easy access to information and to provide better resources for student learning so that they become more knowledgeable. So started koha functioning with a vision to promote a better learning atmosphere with holding various resources such as books, journals, newspapers, Cds/DVDs, Reference Books, E-Books, and Magazines.
|Name of the ILMS software||KOHA|
|Nature of automation(fully or partially)||Fully Automated|
|Year of Automation||2019|
OPAC( Online Public Access Calalog) system is employed in the library instead of card catalogues and all books are barcoded. The bibliographic records of documents available in the library can be accessed through our Web OPAC.
All working days : 8 : 30 AM – 4 :00 PM
Book Transaction time : 8: 30 AM – 3: 30 PM
DBC Library provide different types services to the students and staff members such as
|1||Book bank Scheme|
|2||Circulation desk ( Barcode & automated transaction|
Students are provided Library Cards. Books and other printed materials and reference books are also available. Digital Library Newspaper services and photocopy services are available here. 2019 June onwards OPAC system employed in the library. Digital library allows accessing thousands of E-journals and reference materials with the institutional subscriptions of DELNET. Library is equipped with 5 Pcs with internet connection Utility area provided for the usage of Laptops and its charging purpose in E-resources access.
Book Bank is a separate section in a library, where text book, reference books and other miscellaneous books can be reserved for poor economic background categories of users. Main aim of setting up Book Bank is to encourage the meritorious students by providing informational and educational assistance from the institute itself. The book bank scheme has been started in this college during the 2020-2021 academic year. But in the wake of the covid pandemic, classes have not started and students have not been able to start this service.
Library Circulation is the function of lending library materials (books, serials, sound recordings, moving images, cartographic materials, etc. that are owned by a library) to the users of the library. Library Circulation includes checking out library materials to library users, renewing the borrowed items, reserving checked out items for the patron, checking in materials returned, checking the materials for damage at the time of return, if found damaged then giving that to responsible staff for repair and when repair is not possible then replacement, renewal of materials, receiving payment of fines for damaged and overdue materials and payment for subscription to the library and other charges, maintaining order in the stacks by re-shelving the library materials by call number given by classification system, such as Library of Congress Classification (LCC) or Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system. There is a Circulation Desk, a long counter usually located at the main entrance of the library to carry out library circulation activities. It is the service point to register for the library card, check out, renew, and return library materials. Library staff at circulation desk also provides basic search and reference services in the use of library and placement of information resources.
A collection of Newspaper clipping from current newspaper and periodicals and other sources, arranged in some definite order in a vertical file. Also called clipping collection.” Clipping is a collection of pieces of newspaper, magazines and other sources that are / will attract attention, arranged with a particular system in an arrangement. We are started this service in the 2019-2020 academic year.
Repography or Photocopying is a form of making copies of books from newspapers, and pamphlets and the like. The practice is a very valuable aid to the library users. Photocopying (in broader sense, any kind of machine reproduction) comes under the provisions of copyright and affects the document supply services of libraries and information centres. The development of photocopying services has helped many libraries in their efforts to provide better services to their users ensuring better access to library materials. Our Library is equipped with 5 Pcs with internet connection Utility area provided for the usage of Laptops and its charging purpose in E-resources accessary is equipped with 5 Pcs with internet connection Utility area provided for the usage of Laptops and its charging purpose in E-resources access.
Digital library is a collection of documents in organized electronic form, available on the Internet or on CD-ROM (compact-disk read-only memory) disks. Depending on the specific library, a user may be able to access magazine articles, books, papers, images, sound files, and videos. On the Internet, the use of a digital library is enhanced by a broadband connection such as cable modem or DSL. Dial-up connections can be used to access plain-text documents and some documents containing images, but for complex files and those with animated video content, a downstream data speed of at least several hundred kilobits per second ( Kbps ) can make the user's experience less tedious, as well as more informative. Internet-based digital libraries can be updated on a daily basis. This is one of the greatest assets of this emerging technology.
One of the main reasons most academic libraries provide access to the Internet is to give their users access to another information resource. Provision of the opportunity to 'surf the net' is the baseline networked service. Our Library is equipped with 5 Pcs with internet connection Utility area provided for the usage of Laptops and its charging purpose in E-resources access
Once a volume is no longer current, the Library will gather up the issues in that volume and bind them together into a single book. These are the bound periodicals, which are then placed on the shelves. There is very little bound volumes here right now. Steps have been taken to increase the number of bound volumes
New books are shelved on the “New Arrivals” shelves for a limited amount of time (usually 1 year) in order that library users may have a chance to browse new acquisitions. These new books are shelved on the bookcase the entrance gate.
Electronic resources (or e-resources) are materials in digital formataccessible electronically. Examples of e-resources are electronic journals (e-journal), electronic books (e-book) online databases invaried digital formats, Adobe Acrobat documents (.pdf) and more.
Reference services are the services provided by the reference department in a library that helps the library patron to get access to the information that they needed. Information services that involve either finding the required information on behalf of the users, or assisting users in finding information. The reference service here does not function as a section but provides reference service to the users. This system was also launched in the 2020-2021 academic year.
A property counter has been arranged at the entrance of the library to store the belongings of those who come to the library as no items brought from outside the library are allowed.
A water dispenser setup in the reading area of the library to users for drinking water.
A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. In this library we have arranged a fire extinguisher for the above purpose.
The institution have the following resources
Total Number of Books :10077
|1||commerce & Managment||2235|
|6||Malayalam & Hindi||1464|
The library club ‘BIBLIOTECHA’ was inaugurated on 24th July 2019 i the college auditorium in the presence of our respected principal Rev.Fr Raju Chakkanattu SDB and the eminent personality and former municipal chairman of Thrissur Prof. John Cyriac and the function was under direction and control of Ass. Librarian Mrs. Sofia Francis and club president Mr. Prince Chacko. This expands our library and help to increase the reading habit and the function was memorizing by cultural programme.
A Book exhibition was held at 19-6-2020 under the auspices of the College Library and was inaugurated by the principal Fr. Raju Chakkanattu.
The library Club led a debate on 20-06-2019 on whether Better Reading – Physical reading V/s Electronic Reading .
DELNET maintains an online union catalogue of books available in its member-libraries. This union catalogue is continuously updated and is growing in size. The information can be retrieved by author, title, subject, conference, series, etc. It has 2,92,70,150 bibliographic records. The request for inter-library loan can be placed through the online system.DBC Library is subscribed to by the delnet database. http://www.delnet.in/delnet-databases.html
DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories. It is free and easy to install “out of the box” and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization.DSpace preserves and enables easy and open access to all types of digital content including text, images, moving images, mpegs and data sets. And with an ever-growing community of developers, committed to continuously expanding and improving the software, each DSpace installation benefits from the next. http://192.168.8.83:8080
|Don Bosco Web OPAC||https://sites.google.com/view/donboscoopac|
|ELSEVIER SCIENCE DIRECT||http://www.sciencedirect.com|
|NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY||https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in|
|Library genesis monoscope||http://gen.lib.rus.ec|
An online public access catalog (often abbreviated as OPAC or simply library catalog) is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries. Users search a library catalog principally to locate books and other material available at a library.Fom 1 June 2019 onwards, our institution KOHA software is used for automation. The version is 20.05.05.000 OPAC( Online Public Access Calalog) system is employed in the library instead of card catalogues and all books are barcoded. The bibliographic records of documents available in the library can be accessed through our Web OPAC. http://192.168.8.84:8080
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