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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science edited by Miriam A. Drake Published by Marcel Dekker.
Department Structure


Library Entrance

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Stack Room:

The Stack room is located at the right side of the ground floor that facilitates lending of books to the users. The stack has been well organized, maintained and arranged using Dewey Decimal Classification for easy retrieval.

Reference Section:

The reference section contains general reference like Dictionaries, Encyclopedia’s, Year Books, Directories, Gazetteers, Handbooks, Manuals etc., and Subject Reference Books, Books on Competitive, Entrance Exams, Career development and Personality Development. The books are mainly meant for in-house academic reference.

Periodical Section:

It maintains 204 subscribed periodicals, of which, 128 are national and 76 are international. The current research information can be accessed through these resources and apart from this more than 8000 e-journals can be accessed on-line through UGC- INFONET.

Circulation Section:

Registration of membership, issue of bar-coded ID cards, Issue and Return of books to the members, Reservation of documents, Over due reminders, No Dues, due charges if any will be taken care by this unit. Circulation process is fully automated with barcode technology and web enabled OPAC.

Acquisition & Technical Section:

Compilation of requirements from the departments, Ordering of Books, Accessioning, Classification, Indexing and Processing of books are the responsibilities of this unit. It also develops bibliographic database of books and other resources.

Theses Section

A collection of 4000 theses are organized and the access made to the users. List of theses by subject wise is readily available with section in-charge for reference.

Digital Library

This Section of the Bharathidasan University Library provides access to a range of eresources and web based Information services including mobile technologies. A few of the notable products and services are the multimedia resources access on different subjects pertinent to the university research interest using DSpace and GSDL. In addition to the scholarly and archived web resources, the Digital Library provides on-line access to university resources viz.. University News Clippings, Speeches Delivered by Vice-Chancellor, Video Clippings of Academic events, BDU Newsletter, Bharathidasan University Journal of Science and Technology and Question Bank.  This Digital library also provides access to a range of  CD/DVD resources on Academic, Training, Research, Placement needs and for Competitive Examinations of National and International level.