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Networking of Library and Information Centres of North East India in Digital Environment (NLICDE-2011)
(21-23 March 2011)ORGANISED UNDER THE AEGIS OF National Library, Kolkata
Ministry of Culture, Govt. of IndiaByOrganized by
Central Library, National Institute of Technology Silchar

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Ict use

  1. 1. Use of ICT's on LICs of Nepal: A Brief Study of Libraries of Tribhuvan University <br />BhimDhojShresthaBishnuAryal<br />Tribhuvan University, Nepal<br />
  2. 2. Tribhuvan University<br />Tribhuvan University is established in 1959 AD as the first university of Nepal. <br />The University has 60 constituent campuses and 732 affiliated campuses. <br />The biggest university in Nepal and 19th biggest in the world <br />Tribhuvan University offers over 115 degrees in 5 institutes and 4 faculties <br />
  3. 3. Initiatives Taken by TU on Use of ICT<br />Tribhuvan University (TU) has installed optical fiber network with high speed internet connecting 54 offices<br />TU is going to be equipped with e-library for the first time. Each campus will get 5 to 10 desktop computers<br />
  4. 4. Initiatives Taken by TUCL<br />TUCL is the largest library in Nepal<br />TUCL offers e-mail and internet services, information technology services and e-resource services<br />The library is the coordinating Agency for Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), to implement the Programme for Enhancement of Research Information (PERI) in Nepal. <br />
  5. 5. Initiatives Taken by TUCL<br />More than 250 non profitable academic organizations of Nepal have registered for accessing the PERI<br />NepJOL (Nepalese Journal Online) is the next important initiatives provide wider access to Nepalese journals through Websites. <br />The library has uploaded 40 Nepali journals in English language online. 33,321 articles have been downloaded from NepJOL in 2009. <br />The full text articles from NepJOL website can be downloaded free of cost. <br />
  6. 6. Status of Campuses Libraries<br />Altogether there are 228 different level LIS professional posts are available in Tribhuvan University libraries. Out of which, only 57% non-technical constituent campus libraries have professional librarians<br />Less than a quarter numbers of libraries possess computers and connectivity in the library, in case of non-technical faculties<br />These libraries use CDS/ISIS, WINISIS, KOHA, GSDL, Libra, etc. library software in libraries. <br />
  7. 7. E-Library Initiatives<br />E-library concept in TUCL was started in 1996, when single computer was installed and internet/email service was started at Rs. 6 per minute from dial up service <br />Apart from TUCL, few of campus libraries under non-technical institutes have also started e-library on their own initiatives and resources<br />E-library concept is being verge of implementation among these libraries, except technical institutes, which constitutes about 44 Campus libraries. <br />These campus libraries will be equipped with 5 to 10 computers along with furniture flooring and furnishing in the libraries. <br />
  8. 8. Recommendations<br />High speed fiber optic network should be connected to Constituent Campuses.<br />Computers related materials of e-library project must be confined to library only.<br />Posts for semi-skilled manpower in the library should be created to enhance e-library.<br />Skilled librarian should be procured in libraries. For short term, semi-skilled Level-III LIS training should be provided to staff of those libraries, where skilled librarian is lacking<br />
  9. 9. Recommendations<br />Refresher training should be provided to professionals to update knowledge and skills in the field of LIC. <br />Training should also be provided to Librarians in the field of computer networking, internet and digital resource sharing. <br />A consortium should be made among the e-library users conducting regular meetings to share experiences and problems faced during implementation of e-library program. <br />
  10. 10. Recommendations <br />Regular cost and annual maintenance cost should be managed by the campuses. <br />Every library should take fee from e-library user<br />Regular government support should be provided. <br />For, cost minimization, resource sharing should be highly appreciated.<br />
  11. 11. References<br />Bhandary, K. M. (2010). Nepalma E-library koawashyakataraouchhityatachha (E-library is necessary and justifiable in Nepal). Voice of Library 3(3) .<br />E-library initiatives in TU (July 8, 2010). The Himalayan Times daily.<br />List of largest universities (2010). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ list_of_largest_universities_ by_enrollment<br />Tribhuvan University [TU] (2010). Tribhuvan University Today 2010. Kathmandu: Author.<br />Tribhuvan University [TU] (2010a). Tribhuvan University Fiscal Year 2009/10: proposed program and budget. Kathmandu: Author.<br />Tribhuvan University Central Library [TUCL] (2010). Field survey to establish e-library in Tribhuvan University Constituent Campus Libraries. Kathmandu: Author.<br />
  12. 12. Thank You<br />
  13. 13. Comments/ Suggestions<br />
  14. 14. You are cordially invited to visit<br />VISIT NEPAL YEAR 2011<br />

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