Computerization Staffs and Advisors FAQ

Library Computerization

The Library uses CDS/ISIS and WINISIS software package of UNESCO distributed by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Govt. of  India which is an integrated multi-user library management system that supports all in-house operations of the Library. The Library will develop following  modules : acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, serials, article indexing and OPAC. Retrospective conversion of bibliographic records will be undertaken soon. The database of journals  available in the Library is being updated on day to day basis with details of receiving journals daily. The editing and updating activities are in progress. The data entry work for Serials System is in progress.

Network Connections

The Library is a part of the campus-LAN. It has few Information Outlets (IOs) which link a computing node to the Campus LAN and to the Internet. The Library has set up its own sub-LAN consisting of 10 terminals. Library will be getting new server to support OPAC services and other in-house computerization activities within the Library. 

Campus LAN connected to 2MBPS VSNL radio link for faster access to the Internet through VSNL gateway.

The Education & Research in Computer Network (ERNET), a project initiated by the Deptt. of Electronics during the seventh plan period (1985-90) with grant-in-aid from the UNDP. The ERNET, in turn, has connectivity to 120 networks through gateway at the National Centre for Software Technology (NCST), Bombay in other countries all over the world including Internet, UUNET, CSNET, BITNET, etc.

The Calcutta Library Network (CALIBNET) initiatives. CALIBNET Activities and services can be viewed at CALIBNET Home Page.