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  1. 1. Sharing Knowledge with Society
  2. 2. <ul><li>ADINET was established in 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>It is a Network of Libraries and Information Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Started covering whole of Gujarat state. </li></ul><ul><li>Caters to all types of Libraries: school, college, universities, institutional libraries and even public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Access is provided to hundreds of libraries, librarians and organizations through ADINET Network </li></ul><ul><li>The main vision of ADINET is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To bring together Libraries & Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act as catalyst among libraries to enable them to achieve their goals by helping them to harness their limited resources and collective strengths so that Libraries can continue to play their historic role as society’s portal to information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADINET therefore promotes sharing of resources and disseminates information among Libraries by networking them </li></ul></ul>About
  3. 3. <ul><li>To integrate the economic, scientific and technical information systems into an effective network </li></ul><ul><li>To co-ordinate with other regional & national Networks, Libraries & Information Centers by providing access to OPAC’s of Libraries. This will provide seamless connection & universal electronic access to the collective collection of Libraries, together with web-based materials </li></ul><ul><li>To provide Library Consultancy Services like creation of Website, Institutional Repositories, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop Databases of non-print materials and Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>To prepare products & services for the Library profession </li></ul><ul><li>To help Library users & individuals practicing different professions, in getting specialized information of their interest. </li></ul>Objective
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Librarians’ Day celebration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each year ADINET celebrates the birth anniversary of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan as Librarians’ Day, by conducting a Seminar on an important current topic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADINET Monthly Lecture Series is held on last Friday of every month LIS Professionals give interesting & informative talks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADINET has started a Student Group to provide support & leadership opportunities for MLIS Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In-Service Training Program for LIS Professionals (in Modules) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manpower development programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completion of backlog work of library & information centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digitization work </li></ul></ul>Activities
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>An Electronic Discussion List has been started with the help of INFLIBNET. This List helps to build online communication & share information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database of over 5500 Current Periodicals received by over 140 libraries in & around Ahmedabad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing Document Delivery & Inter-library Loan by enabling users to locate periodicals/books/reports, so that these can be borrowed on ILL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content Pages of Library & Information Science journals are regularly supplied to all members and providing full texts of selected articles from content pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information services through ADINET Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADINET Blog is provides platform to discuss LIS professional issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CuCoLib is a RSS based service, current contents of 58 LIS Journals and LIS News subscribed </li></ul></ul>Services
  6. 6. ADINET Website The redesigned ADINET Website links to important Resources The following useful information is available on the website:-  Directory of Libraries & Information Centers  Online Directory of Librarians  Online Directory of MLIS Students of Gujarat and their Dissertations  Directory of Librarians  Open Access Resources  CUCOLIS  Database of Databases (under preparation)  ADINET Newsletters  Power Point Presentations of Monthly Lecture Series
  7. 7. ADINET Blog
  8. 8. ADINET CuCoLib
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  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>ADINET Book of Papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADINET Newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CUCOLIS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory of Library and Information Centers in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory of Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Union List of 5540 Journal Titles </li></ul></ul>Publications
  11. 11. <ul><ul><ul><li>Cataloguing In Publication (CIP) Data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy Catalogue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Virtual Reference Service (CVRS) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LIS Identity Project </li></ul></ul></ul>Recent Initiatives
  12. 12. <ul><ul><ul><li>About 2000 BOOKS are published each year from Gujarat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Approx. 1000 copies of each title is printed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most copies are purchased by Libraries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At present there is colossal duplication of work: Classification, Cataloging, Data Entry, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SOUL Catalog Module now has UNICODE Version. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>150 Titles were entered in Gujarati & tested </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All major publishers will provide manuscript of final proof, to enable ADINET to give CIP Data </li></ul></ul></ul>CIP Data
  13. 13. <ul><ul><ul><li>Copy Catalog module of SOUL Software has been released by INFLIBNET. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Their Book Database contains 10 million records. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>80% of Book Collection of College Libraries can be downloaded </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Both standardized & error free data are Very Important to access & share resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This will be a big boon for solo librarians </li></ul></ul></ul>Copy Catalogue
  14. 14. CVRS  ADINET in Collaboration with INFLIBNET launched CVRS for academic community  It is a web-based service available through INFLIBNET website  Anybody can freely post their academic queries  Questions on CVRS would be grouped into a number of subject categories and user would be required to choose their subject category before posting his/her question  Questions would be answered by the volunteering Librarians and Information Specialists Collaborative Virtual Reference Services
  15. 15. CVRS
  16. 16. Are Librarians going through an Identity Crisis? Librarians are almost always very helpful and often almost absurdly knowledgeable. Their skills are probably very underestimated and largely underemployed. ---Charles Medawar LIS Identity Project Create awareness of Importance of Information Librarians deserves Professional recognition Librarians must recognize their potential Change in attitude, values and code of ethics is very important
  17. 17. LIS Identity Project <ul><li>ADINET Initiated LIS Identity Project with the following objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the Usage of the Library and Improve the Services </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt User-friendly latest technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage and facilitate collaborative and effective Resource-sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare user-friendly and competent Library staff </li></ul>
  18. 18. Create awareness of Importance of Information <ul><li>Information is a vital and crucial resource of a country </li></ul><ul><li>Formerly Land, Labour and Capital were considered to be chief resources, now information is the prime resource </li></ul><ul><li>While the benefits of information are truly substantial, they are difficult to quantify and the value of information goes unrecognized </li></ul>LIS Identity Project
  19. 19. <ul><li>Avoiding duplication of efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Ceasing unproductive activities </li></ul><ul><li>Modifying working methods </li></ul><ul><li>Improves decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Increases efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Improves productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Expedites solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Avoids duplication of Research </li></ul><ul><li>Enables rapid deployment of innovations </li></ul>Information saves both time and money in numerous ways LIS Identity Project
  20. 20. Provide Better Services <ul><li>With Own Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Using Reference Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Using Various Databases, Internet, Web Resources etc </li></ul><ul><li>Can we cover all subjects – i.e. the whole universe of knowledge? </li></ul><ul><li>For local information – Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust </li></ul>LIS Identity Project
  21. 21. Need an Attitudinal Change <ul><li>Our Attitude NOT Our Aptitude DETERMINES Our Altitude </li></ul>LIS Identity Project Project Your Library and its Services Information Brochures Information Guides, Placards/Posters Websites/Blogs
  22. 22. LIS Identity Bookmark
  23. 23. LIS Identity Bookmark
  24. 24. Need of the Hour Teamwork Belongingness Participation Collaboration
  25. 25. Membership Subscriptions 1.  Institutional M ember :   Rs. 10,000/- 2.  Associate Institutional Member:   Rs. 5,000/-   3. Associate Academic Member:  Rs. 2,000/- (Colleges and Schools) 4. Individual Member:Life Membership - Rs. 1,200/- 5.  Corporate Membership:  (One-Time Payment)      -Multinational Companies (MNC): Rs. 40,000/-      -Companies having several branches in India: Rs. 25,000/-      -Booksellers: Rs. 10,000/-
  26. 26. Life Membership Still Not a Member of ADINET? Become a Life Member NOW! - To Support a Professional Network - It is your own and only Local Library Network - To remain professionally active and informed - To interact with fellow professionals - To grow professionally… Membership fees only Rs. 1200/- Forms are available online
  27. 27. Donations Get Income Tax Exemption under 80G
  28. 28. <ul><li>For Any Queries ? </li></ul><ul><li>Contact </li></ul>Thank You
  29. 29. Sharing Knowledge with Society Mrs. R. R. Bharucha, Director ADINET Email: Web site: Blog: