Department of Library

About the Library :

This Library came into existence in June 1970, (Established in Id. No. PU/NS/ASC/014/ 1970) with the establishment of Arts and Commerce College, Yeola, Nashik. The library was located on the Ground floor of the college building and the total carpet area of the library is 171.92 Sq. mts. it is at a central place on the campus like any conventional library. Library has good collections on different areas of knowledge, such as Languages and Literature, Social Sciences, Humanities, Commerce and Management etc. Library is administered by the Librarian Mr. A. P. Bagul with the assistance of library clerk, library attendants and library advisory committee.

Library Hours :

- On working Days: 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

- During Exams. 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Our library is continuously serving to the students, teaching and non-teaching staff of the college with following mission, vision and objectives

The mission of the Library is to provide comprehensive access to the resources and innovative services to support teaching, learning and research activities of the college and thereby to cater diverse information needs of user community of this college. The library strives to develop collection of information resources, and to adopt technologies to provide better information services.

Our vision is:

  • To promote the use of resources to help the users to achieve their educational and professional goals.
  • To offer personal assistance to select, organize and use the information.
  • To maintain healthy environment for the students to study.
  • To build collection complimentary for competitive exams to provide competitive edge to students.
  • To provide innovative services to the users.
  • To provide more and more access to the e-resources through Internet.
  • To make available reading material and other resources as per requirements of teaching faculty.
  • Provide orientation, user education and references service to the teachers and students in order to maximize the use of the library.

Library Advisory Committee:

A Library Advisory Committee has been constituted in order to ensure proper administration of the library. It consists of a Chairman (Principal), a student representative, a Secretary (Librarian) and other 4 members. LAC meets Once time a year to review the library related matters. The LAC has well defined objectives.

  • Library forms an integral part of an academic institution. A library committee has been constituted to facilitate effective and smooth functioning of the library.
  • The advisory committee meets One times in an academic year to take decisions about various issues related to library facilities, services and its execution for better functioning.

Functions of the Library Advisory Committee:

  • To formulate rules and regulations of the library.
  • To do annual planning and Annual Budget Provision.
  • To purchase essential books, journals etc. as required by HOD, teachers and students.
  • To make arrangement for proper storage of books.
  • To make improvement in safety, security and facilities.
  • To provide every possible support and guidance to the librarian.
  • To consider and put forward the views and ideas of faculty and students regarding selection and acquisition of library resources (i.e. books journals etc.) and other library services.
  • To ensure technological up gradation of the library.

LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • To formulate rules and regulations of the library.
  • To do annual planning and Annual Budget Provision.
  • To purchase essential books, journals etc. as required by HOD, teachers and students.
  • To make arrangement for proper storage of books.
  • To make improvement in safety, security and facilities.
  • To provide every possible support and guidance to the librarian.
  • To consider and put forward the views and ideas of faculty and students regarding selection and acquisition of library resources (i.e. books journals etc.) and other library services.
  • To ensure technological up gradation of the library.

Members of Library Advisory Committee:

Sr. No. Name of the Committee Member Designation
1 Prof. S.D.Gaikwad Chairman
2 Prof. S. R. Nandurdikar Member
3 Prof. A. P. Bagul Secretary
4 Prof. G. J. Bhamre Member
5 Shri. B.G. Patil Member

Staff of the Library:

Sr Name Qualification Designation Photo Work Details
1 A. P.Bagul M.Sc., M. Lib., M. Phil. Librarian Mr. A. P.Bagul Library Administration and Management. Processing of books and Journals, Maintaining records of accession, Correspondence of library, Data entry of all the books Click To Read The Resume :Right Click & Open Link In New Tab / Window
2 B.G. Patil SSC Library Attendant -- Circulation of books to staff, Arranging new issues maintaining Correspondence of library, Identity cards printing, Reference section service. mark sheets issuing, hall tickets issuing, Books issuing. To Read The Resume :Right Click & Open Link In New Tab / Window

Library Collection: (stands as on 30.03.2017)

(Books and Other Material )

Type of Document

Numbers

Cost Rs.

Senior (General) Total No. of Title

17266

739399.76

Textbooks

11510

1010380.00

Reference Books

12409

1759737.75

Encyclopaedias, Dictionary, Vishwakosh, Year book, census & Other Reference Books

1172

969282.00

 

Total

25091

3739399.76

Write off books Total

5400

147800.00

Total Collection

19691

3591599.76

Periodicals/Journals
(including Employment News)

52

  a. Journals

08

b. Magazines

40

c. Weekly  Magazines

04

CDs/ DVDs (Audio-Visual Resources )

57

Newspaper

07

Online E-Resources

N-LIST Programme
( 6000 E-Journals & 97000 E-Books )

Library Users

1514

The Amount spent on procurement of new books, journal and e-resources during the last five years.

Library
holdings

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

No.

Total Cost Rs.

No.

Total Cost Rs.

No.

Total Cost Rs.

No.

Total Cost Rs.

Text books

133

35944

107

9155

133

39776

662

93112

Reference
Books &

127

170288

87

139660

64

42747

69

88268

Journals/
Periodicals

54

9853

55

15485

55

17809

47

22932

e-resources
E-Jou.
E-Books.

Nil

 

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Any other
Books

1136

177482

10

11860

19

4220

158

58001

Grant Total Books & Cost Rs.

1450

393567

259

176160

271

104552

936

568227

Books, Periodical Purchase year 2014-15, 2015-16 ,2016-17 (New Purchase)

Sr. No.

Title

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

No.

Cost.Rs.

No.

Cost.Rs.

 

No.

Cost.Rs.

1

Text books

448

78262

344

83205

00

00

2

Reference books

79

59755

08

6195

38

31790

3

Journals / Periodicals

53

18761

53

26211

44

21258

4

E.resources N-list

103000

5000

10300

5750

103000

5750

5

Any other Books --

--

--

--

--

--

Existing situation of the library regarding books of different subjects:

Sr. No.

Subject

Text books

Reference books

1

Marathi

1489

2597

2

Hindi

1094

2148

3

English

1310

1317

4

Economics

1222

1464

5

Politics

1214

1057

6

Psychology

956

888

7

Geography

1138

804

8

Commerce

2226

1567

9

Compititive Exam.

--

1105

10

General books

Journal

6904

Library Users :

Library provides its services to three types/ categories of users:

1. Students pursuing their education in this college.

Requisites for library admission:

- Library admission form duly filled.

- One recent passport size photographs

- Photocopy of admission receipt

2. Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of the College.

Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of the College have to apply on the plain paper. The application should be duly signed by the Principal of the college.

Requisites for library admission:

- Application on plain paper

- One recent passport size photographs

- Photocopy of appointment order/transfer order.

Library Automation :

Library Software Book smith V2.1.Comprehensive Library Suite

Book Smith is Library management software development by Sant?ch systems which takes cares of all the activities associated with a Library Book Smith is totally integrated software encompassing all aspects of library management. Book Smith also provides the Library members a priceless tool to have access to the resources available within the Library. Whether he or she has have access to the Library resources. Book Smith is designed & developed by a team of library professionals and software engineers so as to totally and completely meet the various needs.

Book Smith is developed in visual basic 6 using SQL Server 7 as the backend. It is a multi user-friendly and easy to use software. This software uses the barcode technology for searching, issuing, and renewing books. Book Smith has a very effective password security feature being totally modular in design and approach. Book Smith is subdivided into the following basic functional models.

Accessioning :

Each book is given an Accession No. which can be said as its identification number, No two documents in the Library can have same Accession No. This unique number is then converted into the Barcode which will be put on the books. For easy front desk operations, Complete information about the book can be stored e.g. Title, Authors, Publishers, Suppliers, Donated about Language and many more the user interface is very easy to understand.

Reports:

Any number of reports can be generated through Book Smith. Some of the main reportsfrom each module are as follows.

  • Accession Register
  • Subject Wise Accession Register
  • Author wise Accession Register
  • Publisher Wise Accession Register
  • Supplier Wise Accession Register
  • Subject Wise Count
  • Supplier Bill Wise Cost
  • Gift By Wise Accession Register
  • Withdrawal Register
  • Title and No. of Documents
  • Subject Wise Withdrawal Details
  • Subject wise Books
  • Author wise Accession Register
Library Software

- Photocopy of admission receipt

The software is used for

-Searching books from OPAC for Staff and Students.

Library provides Online Public Access Catalogue facility to all the students and staff of the college. A Separate dedicated system has been made available at the entrance of the library for searching books from the catalogue. The OPAC provides various approaches for searching the books from the catalogue. Users can search books by surname of author, title, subject, publishers, and type of material etc. of the book. Apart from this students or faculty members can search books online from the computers.

- Issuing identity cards for students .

- Generating various reports for decision making and preparing budget for various departments.

Special Features:

Arrangement of Books:

Library is using Colon Classification (C.C.) Scheme (6th Edition) for classifying books. The books in the library are arranged subject-wise as per the broad class numbers in C.C. Textbooks are stacked separately as per the classes. Reference books are stacked in separate section.

Security for library books and Other Materials:

Library Security

1. Fire Extinguisher 01(One) available in library.

Library Services:

A Circulation Service and Open Access:

Our library lends various reading materials such as textbooks, books, journals, Newspapers, CDs, question papers, syllabus etc. to our users. Students are given open access to the collection.

Apart from providing curriculum related materials, library furnishes its users with books on various Competitive Exams to provide competitive edge to its students.

For daily circulation of books to the students a books Issue-Return timetable is prepared and followed. For every student book can be issued on respective day of the week as mentioned in the timetable.

Apart from this, students are allowed to books on any day of the week if required for particular purpose (such as preparing project, presentations, tutorials, preparing for tests etc.) or during exams.

B Reference Service:

The library has collection of various reference books such as Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Yearbooks, and Geographical Information Sources such as Gazetteers, Biographical Sources etc. to satisfy reference queries of users.

C Newspaper Clipping Service:

Newspaper are the most Important news , events, organized by college, achievements of staff & students and other important information are collected from different newspaper and properly kept for reference.

D Information Display and Notice Service:

Under this service library periodically displays list of new arrivals, career-related articles information on the notice board of the library. File these articles is also maintained in library for reference.


Library Display Service

E Internet Facility/ U.G.C. Network Resource Centre:

Our Library has established a UGC network and resource centre in which 01 PCs with broadband internet facility have been made available for information retrieval. Every student can access computer and internet facility for maximum one hour per day to satisfy his/ her academic needs. It also helps students and staff to search the information from the enormous resources available on internet. One laser printer has been provided to take printouts of article or information from the internet.

F Digital Identity Card Services:

Yearly about 1800 Identity cards are issued to Students by our Library Section.

G N-List Programme:

The Library has joined N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure forScholarly Content) Programme initiated by INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad. Under thisconsortium the faculty member can access to 6000 e-journals and 97000 e-books of various renowned publishers. Students are also involved in this programme.

H Power Back up Facility:

One Inverter (1 KVA) have been installed to provide backup to all computers in library and Network Resource Centre.

Best Practices :

1. Library information in college magazine ?Unmash?

The college magazine includes detailed library information such as an annual report, membership, lending services, books and periodicals collection, competitive examination literature, library timing, library rules and regulations etc. With the help of magazine, students are fully acquainted with the library functions and services. It is found very much useful tool for student.

2. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Earn and Learn Scheme :

The practical work to be done by the students under this scheme is performe by the students under the scheme under the guidance of the student welfare officers and the librarian.

The Impact of the scheme :. This has improved the relationship between the library staff and the users in understanding the intricacies of services the library staff provide them.


Girls arranging books in the library under Earn and Learn Scheme.

3. Book exhibition :

Goal : The goal is to make awareness among the students on the latest books available in their subjects

The Process : Reputed book publishers and distributors are invited to display their recent books in the exhibition.

Impact of the Practice :Book selection process is possible for the faculty members and the students. Who are interested to buy books for their information needs.

Resources required : Sufficient space needs to be provided to the booksellers to exhibit their collections.

Periodical section:

Our College has Arts & Commerce faculties. The journals of these faculties involving various subjects are available in the library. The advanced research and recent thoughts are viewed by the teachers and the students.

Library Periodicals :

No. of Titles

44

No. of Life Membership

02

Subjectwise Journals in the Library :

Commerce & Economics :

1

Yojana

Magazines

242.00

2

Indian Journal of Marketing

Journal

2085.00

3

Business India

Magazines

835.00

4

Vyapari Mitra

Magazines

368.00

5

Udyojak

Magazines

368.00

6

Vanijay Vishv

Magazines

630.00

7

Economic & Political Weekly

Weekly

4585.00

8

Bulletin of the Marathwada Mathematicl Society

Quaterly

Life member

9

Indian Journal of Economic & Research

Magazines

1485.00

English :

1

India Writing in English

Journal

400.00

2

Readers digest

Journal

587.00

3

Indian Literature

Journal

699.00

Education :

1

University News
(ISSN 0566-2257 )

Journal

1035.00

2

Shikshan Sankraman

Journal

210.00

General Science :

1

Dream (Free)

Magazines

0.00

2

Parmanu(Free)

Magazines

0.00

3

Nuclear (Free)

Magazines

0.00

General Arts :

1

Employment News

Weekly

368.00

2

Computation Success Review

Magazines

925.00

3

NBT News Letter

Magazine

Free

4

NAAC News

Magazine

Free

5

Amrut

Magzine

420.00

Geography :

1

The Deccan Geographer
(ISSN 0011-7269 )

Journal

420.00

2

Down to Earth

Magazines

735.00

3

Maharastra Sinchan Parishad

Magazines

40.00

Hindi :

1

Madhumati

Magazines

126.00

2

Samiksha

Magazines

210.00

3

Vivak Joti

Magazines

90-.00

4

Vagarth

Magazines

210.00

5

Alochana

Magazines

210.00

Marathi :

1

Maharashtra Shityapatrika

Magazines

210.00

2

Sahitya Suchi

Magazines

210.00

3

Lalit

Magazines

378.00

4

Prasad

Magazines

420.00

5

Dharmabhasker

Magazines

184.00

6

Naanustub Life Member

Magazines

Life Member

7

Mehata Marathi

Magazines

FREE

Politics :

1

Economic & Political Weekly

Weekly

4585.00

2

Lokrajya

Magazines

105.00

3

Sadhana

Weekly

630.00

4

Yojana

Magazines

230.00

Psychology :

1

Indian Psychological Review

Psychology

685.00

Daily News Papers

  • Sakal
  • Deway Marathi
  • Lokmat
  • Deshdoot
  • Times of India
  • Economic Time

Future Plans :

  • We think of fully computerizing the library processes of work.
  • Deway MarathiCampus-wide local area network (Lan) facility for OPAC is also under consideration.
 
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