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Online Public Access Catalogue

The online Public Access Catalogue contains the bibliographic information of printed collections of the Central Library University of Allahabad .The Central Library user can get the availbility of print collection by author, title, publisher, Subject, Accession number and ISBN/ISSN at any time and any place through internet.

The IR @ INFLBNET has been set-up to host full-text of research publications of technical staff as well as other publications of the Centre using Dspace, an open source digital library software developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Dspace supports the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), an internationally recognized protocols and interoperability standards. The IR @ INFLBNET provides a platform for researcher in LIS to deposit, reuse and share their research publications. The repository also has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve digital materials created in the Centre. Staff members can register themselves with the digital repository and submit their pre-prints (pre-refereed version of an article), post-prints (post-refereed final version) and publisher PDFs (if allowed by the publisher). The papers publish in CALIBER and PLANNER proceedings have been uploaded in to the IR @ INFLIBNET in PDF format. The Institutional Repository also includes Course Materials, Newspaper Clippings, etc.
Besides receiving access to e-resources on complementary basis under the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, the Centre maintains a separate Archival Library consisting of print journals received as a part of the agreement with the participating publishers of the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium. Under the agreement, the publishers are requested to submit a copy of all the issues of the journals. This archival library is open to all users interested in using these print resources for their study / research. The Centre has received issues of 286 journal titles from different publishers. During this year under review, issues of 100 journals each were received from the Taylor and Francis, Blackwell and Oxford University Press. Users can access information about these journals on their desktops at the website.
The Centre subscribes to a large number of databases on CD-ROM consisting of bibliographic details of research articles mainly in the area of social sciences, arts and humanities. Services from these databases are available free-of-cost to the academic community including research scholars and the students for their research activities. These CD ROM databases have been discontinued since 2003 given the fact that e-resources are now being made available to universities under the purview of UGC through the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium. The CD-ROM databases available at the INFLIBNET Library are as follows:
  • LISA: Library and Information Science Abstract [1969-2003]
  • Dissertation Abstracts International: Humanities & Social Sciences [1987-2003]
  • EconLit: Economic Literature [1969-2003]
  • EMBASE Drugs & Pharmacology CD [1986-2003]
  • Philosopher's Index [1999-2003]
  • PsycLit: Psychological Literature [1887-2003]
  • Sociofile: Sociological Abstracts [1974-2003]
  • Current Contents on Diskette: Social and Behavioral Sciences [1999-2003]
  • Inside Science [1999-2003]
  • Inside Social Science [1999-2003]
The Centre also subscribes to the following bibliographic databases of books that are being used for authenticating bibliographic records in union catalogues. These databases are also available to visiting users:
  • Ulrich's On Disc: International Periodicals Directory
  • ISSN Compact: The ISSN register on CD-ROM [1999, 2003]
  • NUCSAL: National Union Catalogue of Serials in Academic Libraries [2005]
  • BNB: British National Bibliography, Current file [1986-2001]
  • OCLC: Recent Books [1999]
  • OCLC: Old Books [1999]
  • OCLC: Serials [1999]
  • OCLC: Authority file [1999]
  • CDMARC: Subject Headings [1996]
  • CDMARC: Names [1996]
  • CDMARC: Holdings [1996]
Open educational resources are freely accessible, openly licensed instructional materials such as text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing, as well as for research purposes..