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Inception and Growth
The St. Pious X Degree College Library facilities are started along with the academic programs of the college in 1993 to the students and staff . It is situated in the First Floor of the BLOCK I Building. It was Supplemented by PG Library in the Year 2002, which is adjacent to the UG Library, It was followed by MBA Library in 2009 in BLOCK II, All the 3 libraries are adequately ventilated and furnished with a congenial academic ambience. In order to inculcate reading habit among the students, the library as a knowledge centre, the faculty interacts the students in the library engaging them in conversations, conducting book reviews and encouraging review of literature for projects
The St. Pious X Degree & PG college has a well-stacked library for Students & Staff with more than 24000 books, catering to the curriculum as well as to general knowledge. The students have the benefit of updating their knowledge on a range of subjects with the help of 61 national and international journals & magazines, E- Resources (N-List Program) with E-Journals & E-Books and other periodicals. The reading room has a seating capacity of more than 120 seats in 3 Libraries. Students & Staff are provided with Open Access library system, news paper clippings, back volumes of journals & previous years question papers, Reference books, Syllabus Copies etc..
The Library is fully automated by using NewZenLib Version Helium 3.1.2 library software system by NGL. The services like issue & return, OPAC search and other technical works i.e. cataloguing, classification and bar coding of the books in the library are computerized.
Among the regular activities of the library should be mentioned ,the Literary competitions it organizes for the students, Animal Adoption and Children’s day Celebrations at Government School .To encourage the students in academic excellence our library issues SCHOLAR CARD to the students who excelled in their annual examinations and the Neighborhood Library Facility to the Senior Citizens and Home Makers.
Best Library User Award: The College management has Instituted the “Best Library User Award” for Two students and Two faculty members , to promote reading habit among students and research culture among the faculty.
User orientation programs - For better use of facilities.
User awareness programs – On resources to increase the usage and bring awareness among the users about resources.
National Library week- We Celebrate NLW to inculcate book reading habits.
Book exhibitions- Organized to bring awareness among faculty and students regarding The Various types of Documents available in our libraries.
Scholar Card Award: To encourage the students in Studies, Library has initiated a scheme to give an Extra Borrower card with extra facilities like overnight issue of reference books etc. to the students who excels in their Annual Exams in their class.
Children’s Day Celebrations: In Part of Institutional Social Responsibility, our library Celebrates Children’s Day with Government School students by Conducting Various Competitions among them and distributes prizes to the winners and stationary to all the children.
Animal Adoption: Department of Library & Information Science initiated to adoption of animals, Adopted one pair of peacock and one Indian gharial at Nehru zoological park through MOU between Curator, and St. Pious College .
Neighborhood Library: As part of Social Responsibility the college library is open for the neighborhood Senior Citizens and Home Makers.
The Library Committee plays a vital role in enhancing and developing the library services, making suitable policies that will help the library to render its best. The committee holds three meetings every year. If required more meetings are also held.
|Sl. No.||Name||Last Name||Role|
|3||Ms. T. Vasantha||Asst. Librarian||Member|
|4||Ms.Satya Prabha||Asst. Librarian||Member|
|5||Ms.P.Suhasini||Assosiate Professor-Management Studies||Member|
|6||Ms. Mubeen Begum||Faculty-Life Sciences||Member|
|7||Ms. D. Arathi||Faculty-Social Sciences||Member|
|8||Ms. D. Swetha||Faculty-Commerce||Member|
|Sl.No.||User Category||No. of books||Return time|
Textbooks prescribed in the syllabus are kept here for the benefit of the users. Depending on demand, number of copies is increased. Previous year question papers are also kept here and users can take photocopies of the same or they can take CD of the previous question papers.
The reference collection comprises of reference books prescribed in the syllabus, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, maps, atlases, costly and rare books. A separate reference section is provided for UG, PG & MBA with seating capacity of 40, 24 & 60 respectively.
The library subscribes to 71 Journals & Magazines both national and international, which are displayed on separate racks. The latest issue is displayed on the racks and back volumes are kept beneath the desk of the rack, College is also buying Eight Daily News papers.
Classification is a scheme for grouping like books and separating unlike books. We adopted Dewey decimal classification scheme 22nd edition, which has been widely recognized by the international community.
The books are catalogued as per Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules-II, revised edition, in order to bring uniformity in cataloguing practices. Subject headings are assigned based on Sears list of subject headings and Library of Congress subject headings which are recognized as standard codes by international professional community.
Books are arranged according to call numbers followed by book number on the shelves. OPAC facility has been provided to assist the users in locating the material. The users can access the database through author, title, classified order, subject, key words in title and combinational search. Well trained library staff members are always available in identifying and locating the required documents.
The Library has adopted open access system which facilitates the readers to go to the bookshelves directly and select books of their choice freely, which is seen as the greatest advantage to the users. The books are arranged in classes. These are:
For issue of books the borrower presents the books along with Bar-Coded Identity card to the staff at the circulation counter. After necessary checking, the library staff issue books using the check out option in the NewZenLib Version Helium 3.1.2 software and stamps the due date on the borrowers due date slip. The book should be presented physically for return or renewal. Users can reserve books and get such information as to who the book was issued to, when it is due and list of books that are issued to a particular borrower etc.
Grievance Redressal of the Readers:
All the Subjects departments have departmental libraries for immediate consultation by the faculty/students.
Monday to Friday: 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
Saturday: 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM
To be updated shortly
The Library is fully automated by using NewZenLib Version Helium 3.1.2 library software system by NGL.On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is provided to search for information through Author, Subject, Title, ISBN, Call No, Keywords etc to know the status or availability of the book. Users are given the facility to reserve a book or give their requirement to the Librarian online with the help of a unique identity number and a common password. Charging and discharging is done through Bar-Code by using a scanner.
The Project entitled "National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST)", being jointly executed by the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, INFLIBNET Centre and the INDEST-AICTE Consortium, IIT Delhi provides for i) cross-subscription to e-resources subscribed by the two Consortia, i.e. subscription to INDEST-AICTE resources for universities and UGCINFONET resources for technical institutions; and ii) access to selected e-resources to colleges. The N-LIST project provides access to e-resources to students, researchers and faculty from colleges and other beneficiary institutions through server(s) installed at the INFLIBNET Centre. The authorized users from colleges can now access e-resources and download articles required by them directly from the publisher's website once they are duly authenticated as authorized users through servers deployed at the INFLIBNET Centre.
Through the N-List Project, the Library provides access to e-resource to students, researchers and faculty members. The authorised users of the library can access e-resources and download articles required by them directly from the publisher's website. The college library has access to selected electronic resources including electronic journals, electronic books and bibliographic databases. These resources include more than6,237e-journals, 1,35,809e-books . Details of e-resources accessible through the INFLIBNET's proxy server http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in.
World e-books Library (30,00,000 titles)
South Asia Archive (though NDL)
OCW usually includes items such as lecture notes, reading lists, course assignments, syllabi, study materials, tests, samples and simulations. Much work in this regard has been done by the Open Course Ware Consortium (www.ocwconsortium.org).There are currently over 2,500 open courses available from over 200 Universities. Users can find course materials by browsing individual university Open Course Ware websites or by searching across all courses in the OCW Consortium’s website. Similarly, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Teaching Online (MERLOT) provides free and open resources designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education (www.merlot.org). MERLOT allows users to find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials, and share advice and expertise.
The Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) is an inter-university centre on electronic media, established by the University Grants Commission (UGC). CEC’s Learning Object Repository (LOR) houses educational resources in different subjects such as Archaeology, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English and Fine Arts.
Saylor Foundation Interface.
Founded by a corporate CEO, the Saylor Foundation offers complete, freely accessible packages for college-level courses in business, science, math, engineering, the humanities, and the social sciences. Courses are designed to be easily used by students who are working entirely on their own, outside of any formal educational system.
Open Course Library Interface (Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
It is a collection of high quality, free-to-use courses that can be download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse and download. Open Course Library offers downloadable files in Common Cartridge and ANGEL, which are compatible with other course management systems.
This independent non profit collects videos from the lecture-halls of universities around the country. Watch a semester’s worth of video lectures from a given university course, or find accurate collection of lectures from the archive on a particular theme. No other course materials are offered. While the Web site lists 30 partner institutions, several only provide informational videos or links to their online degree programs. But overall, hundreds of instructors’ lectures are provided.
Khan Academy offers open educational resources primarily in mathematics and science but has expanded to include other subject areas. These 3,000 plus online videos are self paced and allow students to focus on the specific lessons they need help with.
OER Commans Open Educational Resources
was spearheaded in 2007 by ISKME, is a non profit education research institute dedicated to innovation in open education content and practices.
ISKME is an independent, education nonprofit whose mission is to improve the practice of continuous learning, collaboration, and change in the education sector. Established in 2002, ISKME conducts social science research, develops research-based innovations, and facilitates innovation that improves knowledge sharing in education. .
MIT Open Course ware
MIT’s OCW began to provide users with open access to class syllabi, lecture notes, course calendars, problem sets and solutions, examinations, reading lists, and even a selection of video lectures in 2003. MIT Open Coursewarehttp://ocw.mit.edu
currently makes available 1,900 courses on the Internet at no cost for non-commercial purposes.
Building on the success of MIT OpenCourseWare, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology joined the Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) movement with the announcement of MITx. This initiative will make courses available to students attending MIT, and is open to anyone interested in taking a course. These courses will include recorded lectures, course material, and assessments, which can be organized in a student portfolio. After completing a determined sequence of courses, a student will be awarded a certificate indicating completion.
Another well-known institutional source of HE OER is Open Learn. The Open University is one of the world’s most successful distance education universities. Users can find hundreds of free study units across twelve topic areas, each with a discussion forum.
The other open educational resource project is the Ekalavya project launched by IIT, Bombay. In this project, the content is developed in various Indian languages and is distributed through the internet. These are part of the curriculum at IIT Bombay and are recorded to be disseminated in the Open Source for wider outreach. The courses offered are intended to cover a variety of subjects useful to the student community.
Fulbright Economics Teaching Program Interface
FETP Open CourseWare is not a long distance learning project, rather it is a resource for people working or studying in policy – related fields to increase their knowledge and explore new approaches to learning and curriculam development.
AgEcon (http://ageconsearch.umn.edu) is a free, open access repository of fulltext scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics, including working papers, conference papers and journal articles. There are 68 subject headings, which run the full gamut of agricultural economics and agribusiness.
Content Creation Initiatives
Besides OCW initiatives, there are other initiatives focused on creating learning resources that can be used to form courses or stimulate discussion and share advice around using OER.
Connexions Interface Access:
Launched in 1999 by Rice University, offers users the ability not only to create content but to repurpose others’ content to include in a course. Currently it includes more than 17,000 learning objects in a range of disciplines. The benefit of Connexions is the ability of an instructor to pull from a range of learning objects and organize the material to create his or her own course. Connexions offer textbooks, journal articles, learning objects, and assignments. Once organized, the material can be viewed as either a PDF or EPUBS document for distribution to students. .
Similarly, WikiEducator and Curriki have made huge impact in the OER Movement. Launched in 2003 by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), WikiEducator (http://wikieducator.org) is an evolving community focussed on collaboration.
• planning of education projects linked with the development of free content
• development of free content on WikiEducator for eLearning
• building of open education resources (OERs) on how to create OERs
• networking on funding proposals developed as free content
Curriki (www.curriki.org) is a website where the community shares and collaborates on free and open source curricula. Curriki is a community of educators, students and committed education experts who are working together to create quality materials that will benefit teachers and students around the world. It is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them.
OER Africa Interface
It is involved in promoting the use of OER in Africa and supporting individuals and organizations in creating OER: OER Africa is also involved in numerous projects supporting the adoption of OER in a number of HEI across Africa. The site not only allows access to African developed resources, but also allows users to follow a documented process of how the materials were created. The website provides a space for various OER projects in Africa.
A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions between students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education which was first introduced in 2008 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012.
SWAYAM is a program 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.
This site provides information about online courses provided by different universities
EdX is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider and online learning platform. It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience, some at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform. It is an organization established by MIT and Harvard University that will develop an open-source technology platform to deliver online courses. EdX will support Harvard and MIT faculty in conducting research on teaching and learning on campus through tools that enrich classroom and laboratory experiences.
Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses for anyone to take, for free.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012 as a company wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England.
Udemy.com is a platform or marketplace for online learning. Unlike academic MOOC programs driven by traditional collegiate coursework, Udemy provides a platform for experts of any kind to create courses which can be offered to the public, either at no charge or for a tuition fee.
Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalised learning environments. Moodle, is a highly flexible, free software, open source learning platform. With comprehensive, customisable and secure learning management features, it can be used to create a private website for dynamic online courses.
Saylor Foundation offers complete, freely accessible packages for college-level courses in business, science, math, engineering, the humanities, and the social sciences. Courses are designed to be easily used by students who are working entirely on their own, outside of any formal educational system. Each course is made up of a syllabus, links to free online readings, multimedia resources and tutorials, assignments, and exams. Quantitative assessment is available for those who have set up an account.
Canvas offers many courses in many subjects. Students have to register and login to do the courses.
A directory is a book or website listing individuals or organizations alphabetically or thematically with details such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers.
Subject gateways are those value-added services which select, evaluate, catalogue and classify Internet resources with the aim to help users in the information retrieval, being a very useful resource for the respective user communities.
Digital Commons Network
The Digital Commons network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges wordwide.The network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, work papers, conference proceedings and other original scholarly work.
700 Free E-journals covering Subjects like Business & Managment, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, General Works, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Library Science, Life Sciences, Material Science, Mathematics, Media and Communication, Physics & Social Sciences.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
This site contain both open access journals, hybrid journals and all open access articles published by cambridge. One can browse journals according to subject wise in alphabetical order
Bentham Open Access
BENTHAM OPEN publish over 230 plus peer-reviewed open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, medicine and social sciences.
Computer science journals
It is an International publisher focusing on open access publications of its high quality peer reviewed journals ranging from all science related topics.
ABC-Chemistry: FREE CHEMICAL INFORMATION: Researcher's guide to journals
It is a directory of Free Full – Text Journals in Chemistry
BioMed Central publishes
264 peer-reviewed open access journals.
IOSR Journals (International Organization of Scientific Research)
IOSR Journals a broad-based open access, this site covers different research journals in science and technology
Infofacility publishes peer reviewed open access online journals in various fields.
Science & Education
It provides access to different subject journals
DMOZ: Open directory project
DMOZ is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It was historically known as the Open Directory Project (ODP). It covers arts, business, computers, games health, home, kids, and teens, news, recreation, reference, regional, science, shopimg, sports etc. It is constructed and maintained by a passionate, global community of volunteers editors.
It is a vast, integrated network of electronic scientific and technical information created by scientists and research engineers active in their respective fields, all full-text searchable. E-print Network is intended for use by other scientists, engineers, and students at advanced levels. It is a gateway to over 35,300 websites and databases worldwide, containing over 5.5 million e-prints in basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics but also including subject areas such as chemistry, biology and life sciences, materials science, nuclear sciences and engineering, energy research, computer and information technologies, and other disciplines.
The MathGuide is an Internet-based subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in mathematics, located at the Lower Saxony State- and University Library, Göttingen (Germany). Resources are described and evaluated with a set of Dublin Core metadata.
It is a project based at the faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. The resources are relevant for sociologists and other social scientists. The intention is to provide a comprehensive listing of all sociological resources on the internet. It is a useful instrument for all social scientist in different fields of sociological study.
www virtual library
It is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and of the Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. It indexes covers broad area of subjects such as agriculture, law, education etc. Each entry within the subject area links to the appropriate internet resource and is accompanied by brief description and a relevancy ranking.
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. Topics include current events and issues, helpful tools for information users, human interest, and more.
The CESSDA Catalogue enables users to locate datasets, as well as questions or variables within datasets, stored at CESSDA archives throughout Europe. It provides common interface for many of the social science data archives in Europe. The major objective for CESSDA is to provide seamless access to data across repositories, nations, languages and research purposes. CESSDA will encourage standardisation of data and metadata, data sharing and knowledge mobility across Europe.
This site provides subject wise open access journals in various subjects.
This site provides access to various subject journals
OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. It includes repositories of many universities and institutions. It covers many subjects including social sciences.
This site provides various resources for social sciences
It is full-text online library of over 2 million articles on subjects like Psychology, Education, Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, and Economics and so on. It also includes 70,000 full text books in various subjects.
This is a Reference Portal for Information on Hindi Language and Literature (हिंदी भाषा और साहित्य की वेब निर्देशिका).This website lists description and links to resources for Hindi language and literature. It is an attempt to bring together at one place all the useful and important references and links on Hindi language and literature from where users can go to desired information.
All these journals provide scholarly information at no cost for educators.
African Journals Online (AJOL) is the world's largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.
OMICS International hosts over 700 leading-edge peer reviewed Open Access Journals and organizes over 1000 International Conferences annually all over the world.
BLDS E-library contains a wide range of different kinds of online information resources relevant to development issues and the majority of these are open access.
It is a largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Over 1,800,000 items of research can be browsed or searched, and over 1,700,000 can be downloaded in full text.
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. It works with libraries to enable access to knowledge for education, learning, research and sustainable community development.
High Wire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of more than 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings.
INASP is an international development charity working with a global network of partners to improve access, production and use of research information and knowledge, so that countries are equipped to solve their development challenges.
World Bank provides free and open access to a number of reports.
This is an Open Access Journals Search Engine (OAJSE). This site provides open access to all subject journals in the world (excluding India) and can search articles I open acess journals directly.
It is a directory of open access scholarly resources
Notice for Subscribing e-resources of N-LIST(Inflibnet). All electronic resources subscribed under N-List Programme available at St. Pious Library. To use this facility please contact Librarian for your UserID and Password. Click here to connect Nlist
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Department of Library Science Organized "Star Users Meet" on 9/11/2017. Library Committee selected 30 students as star users and presented "Star User Card" to them for the academic Year 2017-18.
Department of Library Science adopted one pair of peacock and one Indian Gharial at Nehru Zoological park through MoU between Curator and St.Pious for one year.
Department of Library Science celebrated "Children’s Day" at MPP Govt. School, Narapally, Hyd. and conducted Kabbadi, Running Race, Elocution, Essay writing, loud reading and literary competitions to the children and distributed prizes and sweets
All the UG & PG Students are requested to return Library Books after Exams, on College Re-opening Day