Smt. Hansa Mehta Library
University Library
of
The Maharaja Sayajirao
University of Baroda,
Vadodara
E-mail : [email protected]
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Smt. Hansa Mehta Library
www.hmlibrary.ac.in
 Established on May 1, 1950
 Named after Smt. Hansaben Mehta, first Honorable
Vice Chancellor of this University
 Library started with a collection of 25,000 books
 Total Present collection of books - 5,11,444
 Using Library of Congress Classification scheme
 University Library System comprises of all the Faculty
Libraries in the University
 Present collection of books in University Library System
8,16,931
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Vision & Mission
 Provide seamless and reliable access to scholarly, peer
reviewed electronic resources to academic community
 Strengthen ICT infrastructure with value added services
 Create a virtual network of people and resources with an
aim to provide effective and efficient access to
knowledge.
 Increase awareness for use of e-resources available
 Develop resource guides for effective use of e-resources
 Create a digital collection of rare collection for posterity
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Automation
 Using SOUL 2.0 software in all library
functions
 8 Libraries offer Library operations through a
smart card
 Use of Bar Code Technology.
 Centralized Distributed Database Management
System on a single server
 First University Library in the state to become
Wi-fi compatible
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Collection(as on 31-3-2012)
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No of books – 5,11,444 (Smt. Hansa Mehta Library)
No. of Books – 8,16,931 (University Library System)
Journals subscribed – 287 (Smt. Hansa Mehta Library)
Journals subscribed – 508 (University Library System)
Journals received as Gratis – 188+
Theses and Dissertations – 12,804
300 plus daily transaction of books
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Prof T K Gajjar Library
Book Collection – 1,00579
Journals subscribed – 122
Registered users – 3379
Average daily transactions – 90+
Can accommodate – approx – 475
readers
 Internet surfing centre – 42 nodes
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(74 Indian & 48 Foreign)
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Special Collections
 Baroda (State) Collection
BARODA (STATE) COLLECTION of Smt. Hansa Mehta
Library is a unique historic collection of Administrative,
Legal, Educational & other documents and publications
of the Baroda State of Pre-Independence Era. This
collection is of prime importance for the study and
research of the history and functioning of the various
States of the Pre-Independence period, especially the
Baroda State of Gaekwads. It contains some of the rare
Administrative documents of the British Era. The
available books are in printed form from early 19th
century to the 1950’s.
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Special Collections contd..
 Prof.
Balvantrai
Kalyanrai
Thakore
(B.K.T.)
Collection
It is unique collections of 3985 titles of Prof. Balwantrai
Thakore, an eminent literary figure in Gujarati Literature.
This collection includes variety of literary forms such as
Bhasha Shastra, Old ejoyanati, Kavya, Natak-Natika,
Novels, Lekh-nibandh,Criticism,Vivechan, Praveshak,
Charcha-Patra, Avlokan, Nivedan, and letters etc. by
Prof.B.K.Thakore.
 Rare books Collection
Rare books include books as old as dated back to
Sixteenth Century. Approximately 3,500 books are
preserved in this precious collection, which comprises of
some noteworthy titles, which are Out of Print.
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Journal Collection
 Journals - 60% foreign and some as gratis including
Indexing and Abstracting Journals
 Rich collection of bound journals out of which some
are as old as nineteenth century like :
 Journal of Royal Asiatic Society Vol 1 (1834) – 2004
 Annals - American Academy of Political and Social Science
Vol 1(1890) –Till date
 Economic Journal Vol 6 (1896) – 2004
 Geographical Journal Vol 2 (1893) - 2004
 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society
Vol 1- 1890 – 1991 till Vol. 91
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Noteworthy Indexing and Abstracting
Journals
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Biological Abstracts
Current Contents: Life Science
Dissertation Abstracts International Section A
Chemical Abstracts (Now Scifinder)
International Political Science Abstracts
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Section A
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Section B
Physics Abstracts
Psychological Abstracts
Physical Reviews A
Physical Reviews B
Physical Reviews C
Physical Reviews D
Sociological Abstracts
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Databases :
Journals/Encyclopedias/Dissertation & Theses
 More than 50000+ online full text journals accessible
across the campus(24x7)
- 7500+ UGC Infonet Digital Library Consortium
- 250+ Journals through INDEST Consortia
14000+ EBSCO
 6085 open access full text journals
 100+ Online Encyclopedia (Sage Reference online Collection)
 2.4 million E-thesis through PQDT (ProQuest Dissertation
and Theses)
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E- DATABASES
Bibliographic Databases
(Through UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium)
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SciFinder
MathSciNet
Royal Society of Chemistry
(6 Databases)
Web of Science
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CD ROM Databases
 Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS)1965-2007 on
DVD
 MathSci+ 1940-2008 on DVD
 Wilson Social Science Abstracts (1984-2000)
 EconLit (1969-2002)
 ERIC (1966-1998)
 CABSAC (1973-1997)
 IBID (1993-1999): India Business Insight
Database
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E- Resources
Web version)
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MathSciNet(UGC-Infonet)
SciFinder (web version ) (UGC-Infonet)
Royal Society of Chemistry (6 Databases) (UGC-Infonet)
ISID (UGC-Infonet)
Web of Science (UGC-Infonet)
Capitaline Plus (Subscribed)
Taxmann (Subscribed)
Academic Search Premier (Subscribed)
Business Source Premier (Subscribed )
Prowess (Subscribed )
Business Beacon (Subscribed)
IndiaStat.com (Subscribed)
IBID(Subscribed)
Indian Journals.com(N-List)
SRO(Encyclopedia)(Subscribed)
PQDT
World E-book Library
World Bank E-Library
Company Annual Report
FOAP
Indian Standards(Till 2009)
Cambridge books online (Physics)
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Research Platform
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EJ-Server
Global Periodicals
Knimbus
EOLSS
J-Gate
A to Z Resource Locator
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E - Journals
 UGC Infonet Consortium
 Aggregated Databases
 Free Online journals against Print Subscription
(FOAP)
 INDEST Consortium
 N-LIST
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A to Z : E- Resource Locator
 EBSCO A to Z is a industry’s most
complete web based tool for organizing
and providing links to all the Library
resources viz. e-books, e-journals and titles
in full text databases and e-journal
packages
 helps in locating library resources
Alphabetically, Publisher wise, Subject
wise and Title wise.
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Open Access Journals
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Open Access: Open access is a publication model wherein neither a reader nor the reader's institution are
charged for access to articles or other resources. Users are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search,
or link to the full texts of these articles.
Open Access E-Journals
Barnolipi
http://www.reflectionedu.com/barnolipi.php
Bioinfo Publications
http://www.bioinfo.in/
Bioline International
http://www.bioline.org.br/
BioMed Central
http://www.biomedcentral.com/
HighWire Press
http://highwire.stanford.edu/
Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS)
http://www.ias.ac.in/
Indian Journals
http://indianjournals.com/
Journal of Digital Information (JoDI)
http://jodi.tamu.edu/
Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
http://www.jpgmonline.com/
MedIND
http://medind.nic.in/
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Open Access Journals
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Contd…
Medknow
http://www.medknow.com/
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
http://www.mdpi.org/
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
http://www.plos.org/
PubMed Central
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/
Trials
http://www.trialsjournal.com/
Versita Open Journals
http://versitaopen.com/
Open Access Directories
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
http://www.doabooks.org/doab
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
http://www.doaj.org/
Free Medical Journals
http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/
Open J-Gate
http://www.openj-gate.com/
Scientific Open Access Repository - OMA
http://scoar.net/
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Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
 ULS – University Library System
 IndCat – Online Indian Catalogue of Indian
Universities
 DELNET –Developing Libraries Network
username – gjtmsub
password – tms2079
 NUCSSI
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Facilities
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Single largest Reading Room of 10,600 sq. ft.
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Can accommodate about 1100 readers at a time
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Open to readers from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm i.e. 14 hours a day
throughout the year except National holidays
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Separate reading area for girl students, researchers and teachers
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Curricular collection consisting of recommended textbooks with
latest editions
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ZoomEx Instant Text Reader for visually impaired and low vision
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Global Information and Communication Centre for browsing internet
and e-resources with 14 nodes
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Web OPAC (apart from OPAC in the library building) Web OPAC
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Reading Room
 It has a single largest Reading Room of
10,600sq. ft. which can accommodate
about 1100 readers at a time.
 It is situated in the North Side of the
building, in order to have a continuous
natural light throughout the year.
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Library Membership
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Students
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Under Graduates & Post Graduates
Research Scholars
Ph.D. Student, JRF, SRF etc
Ex- Students
Non M S University fraternity - research scholars from other Universities
and Institutes
University Officers including Class IV
Full time, Visiting, Temporary teaching and administrative staff
Individual Membership
Learned representatives of the Society and former Teachers and
Administrative Staff of the University
Corporate Membership
Temporary Library Membership
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Services to Readers
 Out of 13 constituent Libraries
under
the
University
Library
System, 8 Libraries are fully
automated.
 Provide Library operations through
a smart card using bar code
technology
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Services to Readers
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Inter Library Loan Services
Document Delivery Service
Referral Service to its clientele.
Access to University Research Reports and other material.
Access to Rare books and Special books Collection and related services
User Orientation programme to New entrants
Visitors from outside The M S University of Baroda
Compilation of Bibliographies and Webliographies on demand
Services to Visually Disabled users
Assistance to readers in the use of Library resources
Information service based on CD and web databases
E-information to the User community of MSU thru e-mail
Photocopying services
Internet Surfing
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Document Delivery Service
http://www.jccc-ugcinfonet.in
 Our University Library is designated as
Inter Library Loan Centre under UGC
Infonet Digital Library Consortium
 Library provides article level access for all
the journals available under UGC Infonet
Digital Library Consortium as well as
journals subscribed by our Library
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JCCC : A Gateway for E-journals + print journals
Access with automated Articles Delivery System
 JCCC provides content-level access of all ejournals subscribed through the UGC-Infonet
Digital Library Consortium as well print / online
journals subscribed by 22 selected universities
libraries. JCCC acts as a gateway for Inter Library
Loan Services for requesting documents from 22
ILL Centres (University Libraries identified based
on their journals collections) Foremost purpose
of JCCC is to encourage resource sharing
amongst universities.
Please login to:
www.jccc-ugcinfonet.in
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Benefits of JCCC
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11,000+ E-journals Instant Access
Single Point Access to 1000+ Publishers
site
Find and download Articles of your choice
Browse table of Contents
Request Articles not available online
Create Alerts to your favorite Journals
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CCTV
 Library is under surveillance through closed
circuit television
 24 cameras are located strategically around
various functional areas
 8 Display units are placed on various
Library locations
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Seminar Room
Library has a well equipped air-conditioned
seminar room with multimedia facility, LCD,
cordless microphone system having a
capacity
to
accommodate
35-40
participants, revolving chairs.
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Achievement
 University Library is recognized as Document
Delivery Centre in terms of quality and
quantity of collection with 21 other
Universities of the country
 HML has been ranked no. 18 among 200+
Universities of India(2011-2012)(YTD)
 Provided 2157 pages during the year as a
part of document delivery service
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Year wise usage of e-resources
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Awards
 Indian
Library
Association
felicitated
University Librarian as the ‘Best Librarian of
the year 2004’ at the 51st All India Library
Conference held at Kurukshetra University,
Kurukshetra.
 Smt. Hansa Mehta Library accredited the
‘Best Library Award in the year 2006’ at 52nd
All India Library Conference held at H N
Bahuguna University, Srinagar, Garhwal
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Organized National Workshops
A series of National Workshops organized in
2006 under the theme “Empowering
Librarianship in IT Applications” on
 Library Automation (May 1-5, 2006)
 Library Networking (June 5-9, 2006)
 Database Management and E-Resources
(July 10-14, 2006)
 Web Designing and Virtual Library
(August 21-25, 2006)
 Digital Libraries
(September 18-22,
2006)
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Seminar / Conference
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CALIBER organized with INFLIBNET in 1996.
Workshop training Programme with NISSAT on CDS/ISIS
and WINISIS in 1999.
Two days National Seminar on “UGC Infonet Consortium:
Access to scholarly journals and databases” during 25-26,
October 2004
50th All India Library Conference on “Knowledge
Organization in Digital Environment” during 1-4 December
2004.
One day Regional Seminar on “Networking and DELNET
services” on 4th April 2005 jointly with DELNET.
One day awareness programme on E-resources available
through UGC – Infonet Consortium on 29th January 2008
with INFLIBNET.
One Day awareness program on DELNET Resources and
KOHA on 4th Sept 2011
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Future Plan
 Increase in use of e-resources
 Remote access
 Networking and resource sharing with other
Consortiums
 RFID and Total Automation
 24 X 7 Access to HML
 Federated Search
 Cloud for HML
 Fully air conditioned Library
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Users' satisfaction
is the Motto of
University Library System
of
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of
Baroda, Vadodara
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Thank You
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