Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University Library

Prof.G Tulasi Rao

Honorary Librarian

Prof. G.Tulasi Rao has been appointed as the Honorary Librarian in the year 2018 by the Advisory committee comprising 7 members. He has been awarded with Ph.D. degree from Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam. Apart from being an Academician, he has held many Administrative positions as Principal, Dean (CDC), Head of the Department, Placement Officer etc. He has been honored with many Awards. He guided 12 Ph.D's and 25 M.Phil's. He has many Journals both National and International on his name. He has been the Editorial member for many journals also. He has got around 5 Major Projects sponsored by UGC, AICTE etc. He has been a member of many Professional Bodies. He was a Resource person to many programmes. He is always an active member in all the Departmental and University Activities. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam was established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2008. The University was given control by the Andhra University campus in Etcherla and all its affiliated colleges in Srikakulam. Prior to this, University was under control of the Andhra University and popularly known as A.U.P.G.Centre, Etcherla. The Central library was established in the campus in the year 1977. This was located at a place in such a way that it is very much accessible to both students and faculty. After the University got its status, the library was split into two branches: The Library for Arts Courses & The Library for Science Courses in the year 2009. The college of Engineering was started in the year 2018 with library facilities. All the three libraries were maintained under the control of the Central Library, headed by K. Ram Mohana Rao garu The library is supervised by a committee consisting of the librarian, the three Principals of constituent Colleges, The Vice- Chancellor and The Registrar. The day to day running of the library is conducted by the librarian who is assisted by the library staff and trainee. The library holdings will be checked annually by the library staff. The library will be kept open from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm daily

01 K RAMA MOHAN RAO LIBRARY ASSISTANT TECHNICAL STAFF
02 G BARATAMMA TECHNICAL ASSISTANT (LIBRARY) TECHNICAL STAFF
03 K SUNEEL KUMAR TECHNICAL ASSISTANT (LIBRARY) TECHNICAL STAFF
04 R. TRIVENI TECHNICAL ASSISTANT (LIBRARY) TECHNICAL STAFF
05 B V RAMANA TECHNICAL ASSISTANT (LIBRARY) TECHNICAL STAFF
06 M ANNAM NAIDU OFFICE SUBORDINATE NON TECHNICAL
07 M. NAGABHUSHANA RAO OFFICE SUBORDINATE NON TECHNICAL
08 CH CHINNA OFFICE SUBORDINATE NON TECHNICAL
09 R RAMANA BINDER NON TECHNICAL
10 V LAKSHMANA RAO OFFICE SUBORDINATE NON TECHNICAL

Library Books:

The Central library aims at providing access to its printed resources such as books and journals as well as electronic journals and online databases primarily for the use of faculty and staff at the University. Its holdings should reflect their interest largely. The library stock is increasing at a rate of approximately 1,000 books a year. Currently a collection of 35,000 books ( Arts:19,400 Science: 13,000 and for Engineering: 2,600) with around 10,000 titles of books ( Arts:6,210, Science:3,300 and Engineering: 490) are available for access. As of now there are 500 Volumes. The library also subscribes to over 30 current periodicals and to a range of electronic journals and databases. There are a maximum of 13 different types of Newspapers with around 90 copies daily available for the reference.

Collection Development

Any member of department may recommend the purchase of desired or relevant book to the librarian. Books from vendors on approval will be available in the library from time to time. All members are encouraged to use the titles in display and make recommendations. Any member may recommend new journal subscription. The library committee will decide based on input from faculty, available funds and academic need. The use of the journal will be determined throughout the year by the library staff and will be used to help to make decisions on subscription.

Registration of Students, Staff and Research Scholars

There is a registration form available at the library entrance which is to be submitted for the issue of books/ journals. An account will be operated on their names in which each of their books issue history is entered. This will be monitored time to time to make the access of all the books to each student easy. After the registration, the students/ Scholars will be issued cards ( 3 for student and 6 for the Scholar). Without that card, books will not be issued or received.

Circulation of Materials

Members may check-out books or journals during working hours and should sign out the items at the library counter. A member may have a maximum of three books including journals checked-out in their name at any time. The books are issued out for a maximum of two weeks and then they may be renewed if no reservations on the items indicated. If a request for an already issued item is received the librarian may ask for the item to be returned to the library. The minimum period before a return can be requested for books is five days. Unbound issues of journals are issued from the library for a maximum of two hours with the permission of the librarian during normal working hours. Any extended borrowing of unbound journals for more than two hours and not exceeding 24 hours will be considered on the merits of each individual case decided upon by the librarian. The librarian on instructions from the concerned course instructor may place books and journals on reserve. The library materials in certain advertised categories may not be checked out without special permission: *Unbound parts / issues of journals *Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Atlases *Books in special collection *Books labeled "Reference Only" Fines will be charged on late return of journals and books. The amount that will be charged will be available with the librarian. Amount collected through fines and replacement charges will be used for the library requirements. Books and journals borrowed from the library may not be taken outstation unless special permission is given.

Library Access Control System

The system is activated after working hours and holidays including Saturdays and Sundays. The access will be there to all the faculty members, students, research scholars individually and to the JRFs with prior permission from the concerned Course Coordinators. All the entry and exit will be reflected in the Register specifically maintained. Users are requested to note their entry and exit both.

Loss and Defacement of Books, Journals, and other Library Articles

The books shall be replacement by the person for loss or damage to the library materials. Book grants may not be used to settle library dues. Any member if determined to have defaced or damaged any library item intentionally will have his/her library privileges revoked for a period of time determined by the library committee. Library privileges may be revoked permanently for multiple or serious offences. Members must take care of library materials and must not deface them by underlining, writing or drawing in them, by removing any part of them, or in any other way.

Newly Arrived Journals / Magazines and Newspapers

Newly arrived journals and magazines cannot be issued out of the library before a specified period. The period for "in library use only" will be indicated on the concerned issues / parts and will vary for individual subscription is determined by the librarian from general pattern of use and requirements. All journals, magazines or newspapers subscribed by the library are not be issued before the period specified on the item.

Books Used for Reference in the Library

Readers may reserve books, bound journals and journals on the tables for up to 3 days by writing their name, the message ("please leave" / "don't disturb") and the date. This date may be changed once if the reserve materials are used, otherwise the reserve materials will be replaced on the shelves after the third day. The reservation of seats is not permitted. The library staff may remove books and other material left unattended for any length of time.

Online Journals / Resources

Find details of online journals and resources on the University web site at www.brau.edu.in. This service is available to all Dr.BRAU network users. Please note that due to licensing agreements, use is restricted to Dr.BRAU IP addresses only.

Computers in the Library

The library offers at presently 20 User Computers that are on the Inflibnet and Delnet network for users to access internet, online journals and other databases. One PC is restricted to access online/web catalogue of the library. The library web catalogue can also be accessed from all other PCs in the campus with a 'http' The computer facilities are provided for academic work only. Users should not use the facilities for non-academic work includes email, web-browsing, etc. Users are not permitted to install any software or programme in any of these PCs. Users are requested not to store / keep any data / files in any of the library computers. There will be no protection for your files / data if they are left on these computers. Please assume that they will be deleted at 17.30 pm everyday.

Photocopying

A photocopy machine will be available in the library all the times for use of the faculty and library staff. All other users have to avail the common photocopy facility. Photocopy privileges may be extended in case non-availability of the common photocopy facility and is determined on by the librarian.

Budget:

Every year a part of University budget will be allotted for the development of the Library facilities and its infrastructure. The budget particulars for the past few years are as follows:

Academic Year Rs.
2019-20 9,43,295-00
2018-19 26,40,710-00
2017-18 38,87,974-00
2016-17 12,06,808-00
2015-16 6,57,204-00

Role of the Library Staff in Helping Users

During normal working hours the librarian and other library staff will assist the users. They will also assist in obtaining necessary reference material for individual users from other institutions. The library will provide necessary services to obtain personal subscription or book purchases through teaching / book grants for faculty and students. Reprints both personal or for reference can be ordered through the library. The cost incurred for these services are charged to the individual or the grant concerned.

Code of Conduct

1. No loud conversation or group discussions are allowed in the library. 2. Laptop computer if used in the library must have their own power and cable connector. 3. No food or drink is allowed in the library. 4. Borrowing materials without a valid membership / identity number is prohibited. No one will be permitted to use another member ID no. / name to borrow materials. 5. Do not reshelf books, periodicals, etc. Leave them on the tables properly after use. 6. Please take your personal belongings with you when exiting the library. The library is not responsible for any item left in the library. 7. Do not attempt to install any unauthorized software on the PCs.



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Main Library Timings

Nature of Duty Description Timings
Library Professionals
Technical Services
Book Selection and Acquisition, Processing of Books, Verification of the books as per the bills i.e rates,
missing pages (defaults), Entry in the Main Accession register with Accession number (class number and cataloguing),
labeling, stamping, pasting, preparing of catalogue cards, subscription of periodicals/ Journals and passing of bills.
10-00 AM
to
05-00 PM
Library Circulation
Service
Registration of borrowers / maintaining the borrowers registers/ periodicals register/ Charging and discharging.
Filing of the return books at relevant shelfs, corresponding with defaulters, and fine collections.
Maintain the daily News paper Register, Papers Clippings (Cutting and pasting) and attending
holidays i.e general holidays
08-00 AM
to
10-00 PM
Supporting Staff Maintaining of Registers & files/ Type works, and general correspondence, Binding Works, Computer Lab
watching and Xerox works etc..
10-00 AM
to
10-00 PM
Supporting Staff Library Digital Lab, NET Browsing & Reading Room 08-00 AM
to
10-00 PM

Collage of Law Library Timings

Nature of Duty Description Timings
Library Professionals Circulation Service
& General Administration
Registration of borrowers / maintaining the borrowers registers/ periodicals register/ Charging and discharging.
Filing of the return books at relevant shelfs, corresponding with defaulters, and fine collections.
Maintain the daily News paper Register, Maintaining of Registers & files/ Type works,
and general correspondence.
Library Digital Lab, NET Browsing
09-00 AM
to
8-00 PM

Collage of Science Library Timings

Nature of Duty Description Timings
Library Professionals Circulation Service
& General Administration
Registration of borrowers / maintaining the borrowers registers/ periodicals register/ Charging and discharging.
Filing of the return books at relevant shelfs, corresponding with defaulters, and fine collections.
Maintain the daily News paper Register, Maintaining of Registers & files/ Type works,
and general correspondence.
Library Digital Lab, NET Browsing
09-00 AM
to
8-00 PM

Collage of Arts Library Timings

Nature of Duty Description Timings
Library Professionals Circulation Service
& General Administration
Registration of borrowers / maintaining the borrowers registers/ periodicals register/ Charging and discharging.
Filing of the return books at relevant shelfs, corresponding with defaulters, and fine collections.
Maintain the daily News paper Register, Maintaining of Registers & files/ Type works,
and general correspondence.
Library Digital Lab, NET Browsing
09-00 AM
to
8-00 PM

Collage of Engineering Library Timings

Nature of Duty Description Timings
Library Professionals Circulation Service
& General Administration
Registration of borrowers / maintaining the borrowers registers/ periodicals register/ Charging and discharging.
Filing of the return books at relevant shelfs, corresponding with defaulters, and fine collections.
Maintain the daily News paper Register, Maintaining of Registers & files/ Type works,
and general correspondence.
Library Digital Lab, NET Browsing
09-00 AM
to
8-00 PM


OPEN SOURCE E LEARNING RESOURCES

NATIONAL PROGRAM ON ENHANCED TECHNOLOGY LEARNING (NPTEL)

http://nptel.ac.in

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003. Five core disciplines were identified, namely, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering and mechanical engineering and 235 courses in web/video format were developed in this phase. The main goal of NPTEL Phase II (2009-14) was to build on the engineering and core science courses launched previously in NPTEL Phase I. An additional 600 web and video courses were created in all major branches of engineering, physical sciences at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and management courses at the postgraduate level. Several improvements such as indexing of all video and web courses and keyword search were implemented. A project funded by the MHRD. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar University Successfully completed NPTEL Institutional Registration for the benefit of the Academic and User community. https://swayam.gov.in/ SWAYAM is a programme initiated by Government of India and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. SWAYAM seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar University successfully completed Registration College wise for the benefit of the user community https://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/ e-PG Pathshala is an initiative of the MHRD under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) being executed by the UGC. Most of the Dr.B.R.Ambedkar University user community using e-PG Pathshala for their academic and research work. http://eacharya.inflibnet.ac.in/vidya-mitra/ I

Integrated e-Content Portal

A portal to host all e-content project, developed/funded under the National Mission of Education through ICT. There are more than 70 projects on e-content under NME-ICT which are developed/being developed in various subject disciplines (Science, Arts, Engineering, Social Sciences, etc.) through various Indian institutes/universities/colleges. The portal would provide facility to search and browse all hosted content wherein a learner can easily access the desired material including audio/video learning material, textual material, multimedia enriched materials etc. through a single interface. Moreover, features of faceted search, syllabus-based search, usage statistics, personalized learning experience with provision for "my account" and "my space", etc. would be incorporated in this portal. http://vidyamitra.inflibnet.ac.in/ Vidya-mitra is an online learning portal for all the e-content projects developed under the NME-ICT (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology), MHRD. The portal provides facility to search and browse all hosted content wherein a learner can easily access the desired material including audio/video learning material, textual material, multimedia-enriched materials etc. through a single interface. Moreover, features of faceted search, usage statistics, project-wise access, My-Space are incorporated in this portal. https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/ The National Digital library of India (NDLI) is a project under Ministry of Education, The Government of India. The objective is to collect and collate metadata and provide full text index from several national and international digital libraries, as well as other relevant sources. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media. The NDLI provides free of cost access to many books in the Indian languages and English.

SUBSCRIBED E RESOURCES

http://www.delnet.in/

DEVELOPING LIBRARY NETWORK (DELNET)

It was initially supported by the National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific and Industrial Reseach, Government of India. It was subsequently supported by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries. It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible. DELNET has been actively engaged with the compilation of various Union Catalogues of the resources available in member-libraries.It has already created the Union Catalogue of Books,Union List of Current Periodicals, Union Catalogue of Periodicals,CD- ROM Database,Database of Indian Specialists, Database of Periodical Articles, Union List of Video Recordings, Urdu Manuscripts' Database, Database of Theses and Dissertations, sample databases of language publications using GIST technology and several other databases. The data is being updated in these databases and is growing rapidly. All the DELNET databases have been resident on DELSIS, an inhouse software developed on BASISPlus, an RDBMS, the product of Information Dimensions Inc. of USA which has been provided to DELNET courtesy National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Dr.B.R.Ambedkar university Successfully completed DELNET Institutional Membership for the benefit of the user community related to Arts, Science and Engineering colleges.

FREE E BOOKS LINKS

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19. https://www.youtube.com/user/cecedusat

20. https://www.aicte-india.org/bureaus/swayam

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OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS

Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org

Elsevier https://www.elsevier.com/open-access/open-access-journals

hindawi journals https://www.hindawi.com/journals/

Taylor & Francis Online https://www.tandfonline.com/openaccess/openjournals

Registry of Indian Open Access Journals: A-Z List http://www.oajse.com/rioaj_a-z_list.html

Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/

SAGE https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sgo

Economic and Political Weekly https://www.epw.in/

Free Medical Journals http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/

Medical Journals http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/

Medical Journals https://www.omicsonline.org/medical-journals-india/

On-line Chemistry journals http://abc-chemistry.org/

OPEN ACCESS LIBRARY http://www.oalib.com/lib/showJournalList

Open Science Directory http://www.opensciencedirectory.net/

Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE) : Commerce http://www.oajse.com/subjects/commerce.html

open Access engineering Journals https://www.omicsonline.org/engineering-journals-list.php

open Access Journals in Law http://www.oajse.com/subjects/law.html

Scientific Open Access Journals (SOAJ) http://www.scientificoajournals.org/

OPEN SOURCE E-Theses

DART-Europe E-theses Portal http://www.dart-europe.eu/basic-search.php

National Chemical Laboratory Pune (Theses full text free). http://www.ncl-india.org/

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) http://www.ndltd.org/resources

Open Access ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT Open) http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/

Shodhganga - ETD Repository of Indian Universities- INFLIBNET initiative https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/