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Internship in library

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Internship in library

  1. 1. @ central university of Gujarat.
  2. 2.  Established in 1969,  The Library is located at the heart of Academic complex. It has a carpet area of about one lack sq. ft. Library with fully air- condition Reading Hall is housed in a nine- story building. Being in the middle of the academic complex, it is easily accessible from all the School/Centres in the academic complex  Library Hours Time : the library opens from 8 A.M. to Midnight on all days of the week throughout the year. The library observes only 4 holidays (3 National holidays and Holi) during the year. INTERNSHIP SITE JNU CENTRAL LIBRARY
  3. 3. Collection and Resources  six lakh printed books and one lakh e-books available for circulation.  subscribe to 800 print journals annually from all major international and some Indian publications. offering online access to more than 20,000  they also have access to around 2,300 newspapers from 97 countries in 52 languages,  they also have 8 lakh digital newspaper clippings which are relevant to 72 subjects, and possess a rare collection of Urdu, Persian and Art books..  The most recent activity they carried out was to digitise around 20,000 thesis and dissertations
  4. 4. Site Map • Mezzanine Floor: Automation Unit; Library Administration Unit; Social Science Processing Unit; Book Acquisition Unit; Documentation Unit. Comity room, Librarian office. • 1st 2nd Floor: Social Science Books Collection (including reference books). • 3rd Floor: science collection is housed in these floors. • 4th & 5th Floor: Humanities collection is housed in these floors. Books and journals on European languages and literature are kept in 4th floor and books on Afro-Asian language and literature and art books are kept in 5th floor. • 6th Floor: Text books and Book Bank Collection, Archives on Contemporary History. • 7th Floor: Press clopping and bound volumes of Newspapers; Dissertation and Thesis; Rare books. • 8th Floor: Russian language collection. • 9th Floor: Govt. Documents, Census, UN Documents, Documents of other International Agencies, etc.
  5. 5. LIBRARY RULES  GENERAL RULES  Only registered members are allowed to use the Library.  Student membership of the Library is renewed at the beginning of each semester.  Readers are not allowed to bring personal books or any printed material and other personal belongings like bags, umbrellas, etc. inside the library. These materials are to be kept at the Property Counter at their own risk.  CIRCULATION RULES  Textbooks less than three copies are not issued.  Students can reserve books if already issued.  Dissertation/Theses are to be consulted within the library premises only.  Dissertations submitted within last five years are given for consultation  FINE RULES  For general books, the overdue charges range from 50 paisa per day to the cost of the book and for textbooks Rs.5/- per day to the cost of the book.  For loss of library bar-coded library membership ID card they have to deposit Rs.50/- to the University.  CYBER LIBRARY RULES  Always carry your Library ID card in the Cyber Library which must be shown on demand.  Reservations of seats are not allowed.  Users are not allowed to connect Cell phones, I-pods, Digital Camera’s with the Computers available in the Cyber Library.  If above Cyber Library rules are violated, students will be debarred from entering Cyber Library minimum for two weeks.
  6. 6. Library services and facilities  OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)  Recent Additions to the Book Collection in the Library  Reader’s Assistance  Borrowing Facilities  Inter Library Loan (ILL) and Resource Sharing Facility  Photocopying Facility  Video Collection and Video Viewing Facility  Printed Catalogue  Cyber Library  Faculty Unit  Helen Keller  Online Journals and Databases  Dissertation & Theses  Lockers  General Reading Hall
  7. 7. WORK EXPERIENCE Periodical & journal section: First I was assigned to work in periodical and journal section where I spent two week arranging the bound volumes of journals and periodicals in first two days. And in rest of the days, I gained experience catalyzing old bills of journals and periodicals according to their vender’s name and invoice number and date along with file reference and amount details.  Circulation Section (Check in & Check out : I spent one week in Circulation Section and membership section where I learnt issuing and retuning text book (check in & check out) and membership related works . I worked on various books as an experimental check in and check- out which was quite interesting and helped me a lot in understanding the circulation of books. I spent one week on this floor. I shelved the Government Document and UN documents and arranged them according to their call number and cutler number and correction in virtua (MRAC).  9th floor: Govt. Document :
  8. 8.  7th floor: Press clipping and bound volume Newspapers dissertation and thesis books.  I spent one week on this floor clipping papers especially political articles, During these five days I also spent some time accessioning thesis.  Acquisition Section:  shifted to Acquisition Section where I spent one week. The bulk of my work in this section was based on accessioning new acquired books in accession register in addition with stamping them and checked the duplication of books gifted by any organization or person.  Technical Section:  In this section I came to know about how I could online catalogues and classification. cont…..
  9. 9. Challenges and how I overcome them
  10. 10. Conclusion  The Internship Programme has proved very beneficial to me. It not only gave me the experience but also exposure to the various professionals and typical works. However, the duration of the Training Programme wasn’t enough to work properly in each and every section of a library, particularly in a university library. It is my experience that university or institute library is more suitable for training because it provides more services.

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