Local Area Network (LAN) in Library and Information Services: A Case Study of Management Institutes in Jaipur Presented in National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking (NACLIN 2010) at BITS-Pilani, Goa Mili Bajpai Jaipuria Institute of Management 1, Bambala Institutional Area, Pratap Nagar, Sanganer, Jaipur-33 Rajasthan (E-mail: email@example.com ) NACLIN 15-18 June 2010
Information networking is concerned with end –users’ communication and access to network information services. Now-a-days most of the libraries are providing their information services through their network based IT infrastructure. The purpose of this paper is to explain the use of network based library services by Management Institutes’ libraries in Jaipur. The paper accomplished with suggestion for effective utilization of LAN providing different type of Library and Information Services.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has made profound impact on the society in general and in the field of Library and Information Science in particular. Availability of modern ICT infrastructure forced the libraries to offer many of their services both over intranet and internet. Library networking is the use of computer networking to support all forms of communication between libraries and their users, and between libraries and their suppliers.
A Comprehensive survey was carried out using a structured questionnaire. Investigators visited the surveyed libraries and collected data.
Analysis & Finding Table no:1 Number of Staff in Library Name of the Institute No. of Staff in Library Professional total staff Professional % total staff JIMJ 2 22% IIHMR 4 44% RAPIM 6 66% IIIM 3 33% IRM 3 33% JIMS 2 22% AMITY Business School 3 33% NIMS 4 44% Arya Management Institute 4 44%
Table 3: Electronic Resources Name of the institute Online Databases CD-ROM Databases JIMJ EBSCO, EMERALD and CMIE(Prowess) NIL IIHMR EBSCO, EMERALD and CMIE(Prowess) Proquest Health Industry Database RAPIM NIL NIL IIIM EBSCO NIL IRM IEEE computer society journal NIL JIMS EBSCO NIL AMITY Business School EBSCO, OXFORD JOURNALS, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS, UGC-INFONET, Springer Link, RSC, IOP, portlandpressliited, AIP, nature.com Industrial Database NIMS EBSCO NIL Arya Management Institute NIL NIL
Table 4: Library Automation Name of the Institute Institute Computerized Networking System Total No. Work stat on in Library Availability of Computer at Library Fully Partially No LAN MAN WAN JIMJ Y Y Y 6 IIHMR Y Y Y 8 RAPIM Y Y Y 2 IIIM Y Y Y 4 IRM Y Y Y 3 JIMS Y Y Y 2 AMITY Business School Y Y Y 5 NIMS Y Y Y 2 Arya Management Institute Y Y Y 4
Table 5 :Library Networking Name of the Institute Library Networking Connected with organization Type of network model Network operating system Library Software Name of Library Software Network based JIMJ Y Y Clients/server networks Windows 2003 LIBSYS Y IIHMR Y Y Clients/server networks Windows 2003 LIBSYS Y RAPIM Y Y Clients/server networks Windows 2003 In-house Y IIIM Y Y Clients/server networks Windows 2003 In-house Y IRM Y Y Clients/server networks Windows 2003 In-house Y JIMS Y Y Clients/server networks Windows 2003 LIBMAN Y AMITY Business School Y Y Clients/server networks Windows 2003 In-house Y NIMS Y Y Clients/server networks Windows 2003 In-house Y Arya Management Institute Y Y Clients/server networks Windows 2003 In-house Y
Table 6: LAN Services @Library Name of the Institute Internet connectivity Type of Inter Connectivity Website of Library Designed & Maintenance of library website JIMJ Y Leased line N N IIHMR Y Leased line N N RAPIM Y Leased line N N IIIM Y Broadband N N IRM Y Leased line N N JIMS Y Leased line N N AMITY Business School Y Leased line N N NIMS Y Leased line N N Arya Management Institute Y Leased line N N
Table: 7 Other Network Services Name of the Institute Library network connection with other libraries in that city If yes, number of library connected network based services availing/provided with other library connected Database server kept Maintenance of database server Library Computer Centre JIMJ N Y Computer Staff IIHMR N Y Library Staff RAPIM N Y Computer Staff IIIM N Y Computer Staff IRM N Y Computer Staff JIMS N Y Computer Staff AMITY Business School N Y Computer Staff NIMS N Y Computer Staff Arya Management Institute N Y Computer Staff
Latest IT infrastructure should be implemented to serve the user community in better and faster ways.
For Effective use of library collection and providing
pin-pointed information services to its users. Library
should use all the functional area of Automation software.
Library portal should be designed and developed, which will be gateway to an institutions’ resources for users by listing and creating a direct link to the native interface of each resource and also for providing their different services.
Library should be connected to the institutional Local Area Network as well as that of other Management Institute through Networking. There need of a special Library network for management Institutes in Jaipur for Resources Sharing.
To create a library website presenting information regarding library collection, services and facilities provided by the library.
The use of Application of ICT in Management Institutes libraries is help full to acquire the right information at the right time in the right place at the right of cost. It improves the status of library and it reduces the work load of library professional. Librarian should provide pin pointed information using ICT tools extensively, to ensures the optimum utilization of the resources and ensuring the satisfaction of the users. The data of B-school libraries need to provide addition different important information and services thorough their network-based IT infrastructure. Comparison to today’s providing information services with latest IT infrastructure by top B-School libraries in India is far away .