ABOUT APJ ABDUL KALAM LIBRARY-GDC KARGIL
The Library of the Govt Degree College Kargil was established in 1995. The Library moved in to the present premises in June 2016, built out of grants provided by the District planning board. In August 2015, after the sad demise of the Ex President of India and Missile Man of the Country Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the library was named after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam as a tribute to the exemplary contribution in space science and education. Now the college library is known as "APJ ABDUL KALAM LIBRARY".
The primary mission of the library is to support the educational and research programs of the College by providing physical and virtual access to information, consistent with the present and the anticipated academic functions of the College. In accordance with the objectives of the College, the library aims to develop a comprehensive collection of documents useful for the faculty and the Students of the College. The collection of the library includes printed resources on diverse subjects. The Library supports the academic community in carrying out teaching learning and research activities to the extent within the financial constraints.
A College Library is a gateway to knowledge and plays an important role in building up love for reading, research and exploration.
The College has a well developed Library facility for the students and the staff of the college. Being a center of intellectual development and self investigation/research, the college library has incorporated in it a lot of user oriented services like reading room facility, internet resource cell, career counseling cell, reference section, newspaper and periodical section and reprographic facility. The college library has a collection of more than 10000 books and other information sources on diverse subjects which has been acquired from time to time since its establishment. The college library follows a flexible collection development policy which is based on the feedback of students, suggestions of the teaching faculty members and case study of learning behavior of the library users.
With the increasing ICT applications in different circles of the education system the college library is also working on a comprehensive project of automation of the library housekeeping operations like acquisition, organization, and dissemination of information and user oriented services. The fully automated library management system is complete in all respect and the college library services and operations is completely working on a computer based automated system.
the College library provides student identity cards to the college students which is a prerequisite for future references and activities like use of library services, class room attendance, filling up of scholarship and examination forms, attending mid-term and final examination, participating in college seminars/debates/games and sports and other events.
College Library Processing Section:
The College library processing section is the main section in which the housekeeping operations like classification, cataloguing, bibliographic record and library user’s profiles are being generated for easy and automated circulation of the information sources. The library processing section is being equipped with computers connected in a LAN network. Software of University Library, SOUL (A Library Database Management System (DBMS)) is in use in the college library for automated management of the library operations.
The library has been using the SOUL, Software Of University Libraries, an integrated software build by INFLIBNET, an ICU of UGC with all the modules for the library housekeeping operations. The library Online Catalogue database has more than 15000 records of books (Bibliographic Information). Using SOUL OPAC, users can search the Library Online Catalogue by Author, Title, Subject, and keywords. Also, the users can know the latest additions of periodicals and books and the status of a document (whether on shelf or on issue).
College Library Infrastructure:
A new library block is under construction. The ground floor of the new library block has four halls and is internally built to provide a wide range of services to the library users. It has one reference section, one text section, library processing section, career counseling cell, newspaper and periodical section internet resource cell, librarian’s room and a multipurpose hall/reading room. The college has its own Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) through which library users can get full bibliographic details of the holdings of the library besides reservation of books and online requests.
College Library IT Infrastructure:
1. Internet Resource Cell:
The internet resource cell of the college library includes 10 latest modal computers connected with LAN and broadband internet service connected to a shared latest modal printer.
2. Processing Section:
the processing section of the college library is equipped with five client PC’s connected to the server PC with LAN. The college library Processing unit has one scanner, one card printer, one printer and a latest modal photo copier
3. CCTV Camera Surveillance system:
to cope up with the issue of theft, page cutting and misuse of the library resources and services the college library is fully equipped with CCTV Cameras. 14 high quality cameras remain in task to record the activities of library users in the college library block.
Classification and Cataloguing Rules:
The library books are classified using the 23rd edition of Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme and follow the cataloguing rules AACR-2. The books are organized according to the Dewey Decimal scheme of classification as:
100 Philosophy & related Disciplines
300 Social Sciences
500 Pure sciences
700 The Arts
900 General Geography & History
The library achieved a great milestone in the year 2016 when it became the first college library Ladakh Division to automate its operations and services. Library’s Web-OPAC was also made accessible through college website in the same year. Currently, it possesses state of the art computer and communications network infrastructure to serve its users.
College library staff:
1. Amir Amanullah Aman Librarian (BSC, B.Ed, MLIS, SET, PGDLAN with specialization in ICT Applications in library services and operations)
2. Manzoor Hussain Circulation desk assistant/cataloguing assistant (BSC, B.Ed, MLIS, PGDLAN)
3. Kaneez Fatima Book picker/Reading room assistant (Need basis)
For details please contact:
APJ Abdul Kalam Library,
Govt Degree College Kargil -194103
Phone :+91 9419997422