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About SDC

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This presentation gives an overview about the SAARC Documentation Centre and its objectives and programmes.

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About SDC

  1. 1. SAARC Documentation Centre, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi - 110067 SAARC Documentation Centre (SDC) A Regional Centre of SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation By: RAJEEV KUMAR
  2. 2. SAARC Documentation Centre <ul><li>Established in 1994 in erstwhile INSDOC (now NISCAIR) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report of DEC, approved by Council of Ministers in 1993 at 13 th session at Dhaka </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Region-wise System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Central Facility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focal Points </li></ul></ul></ul>SAARC Documentation Centre, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi - 110067
  3. 3. Objectives of SDC <ul><li>To provide information to scholars from published open literature in specified agreed fields in science, technology and developmental matters </li></ul><ul><li>To serve as a decentralized repository for scientific, technical and developmental literature produced in the region </li></ul><ul><li>To standardize and work out of modalities for exchange of SAARC documents </li></ul><ul><li>To develop human resources in the field of library and information science </li></ul><ul><li>To develop and utilize appropriate technologies for establishing digital libraries </li></ul>SAARC Documentation Centre, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi - 110067
  4. 4. SDC Functions SAARC Documentation Centre, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi - 110067 <ul><li>Collection Development – Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aims at acquiring all important publications related to S&T and Developmental Matters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection includes: Books, Journals, eports, electronic/digital resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human Resource Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short-Term / Attachment Training Programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associateship in Information Science (AIS) Course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminars and Workshops ( SDC Workshop on “Digital Libraries using Open Source Software” will be held at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka from 13-17 December, 2010 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Databases and Publications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SAARC Abstracts on Developmental Matters/Medicinal and Aromatic Plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Bibliography on Alternative Systems of Medicine / Directory of Research & Industrial Institutions/Periodicals in the SAARC Region </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dissemination and Exchange of Information </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Publication : SDC Newsletters </li></ul>
  6. 6. (New Initiates @SDC) <ul><li>SDC Services (New Initiates) : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign Language Translation Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultancy Services in Setting up Digital Libraries in Member States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bhutan and Bangladesh have shown their interest. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Design and development of new databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Access to literature on Public Health in SAARC region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Access to literature on Diseases in SAARC region </li></ul></ul>SAARC Documentation Centre, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi - 110067
  7. 7. PROGRAMMES FOR 2011 <ul><li>Associateship in Information Science Course (2011-13) </li></ul><ul><li>Two Short-term / Attachment Training Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>SAARC Charter Day 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop 2011 on LIS topics in Nepal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz and Painting competitions for school students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminar on the topic related to Library Automation Software / Digital Library training programme </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. SAARC Gender Info Base (SGIB) <ul><li>The SAARC Gender Info Base (SGIB) is a South Asian repository of qualitative and quantitative data and information on gender related issues and women empowerment. </li></ul><ul><li>SAARC driven process with support from United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) for project coordination, financial and technical resources </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth Meeting of SAARC Technical Committee on Women, Youth and Children held on 21-22 December 2009 at Kabul considered and approved the housing of SGIB software at SAARC Documentation Centre (SDC) </li></ul><ul><li>SDC has hosted the SGIB web site August 2010 and is being updated as per the guidelines from SAARC Secretariat </li></ul>SAARC Documentation Centre, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi - 110067
  9. 9. SAARC Documentation Centre, 14-Satsang Vihar Marg, New Delhi - 110067 Thanks

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