The Library Information Centre (LIC) of D.A. Pandu Memorial R.V. Dental College is a state of the art centre whose very purpose is to integrate the information support system with the educational activities in all possible ways and to provide a highest quality service to the faculty and students.
It is situated on the third floor and occupies a total area of 4545 square feet with separate reading areas for under graduate and post graduate students and a seating capacity of 200 and a separate internet section.
To make it user friendly, LIC is divided into different sections such as (a) Stack Section (b) Periodicals Section (c) Circulation Section (d) Internet and Multimedia section with 14 computers for providing digital access and printing facilities of e-resources and a reprographic section with an advanced Sharp copier-cum-printer to provide copies form the documents to the users on demand.
Users can have quick access to latest information either by visiting LIC or from their Departments as our whole campus is networked through Wi-Fi technology. Almost all the functions of LIC such as (a) Acquisition, (b) Serial Control, (c) Cataloguing (d) Circulation (e) OPAC (f) Documentation (g) SDI (h) Compiling Bibliographies (i) Reports Generation (j) Library Stock Verification (k) Management of LIC are automated using the LIBSOFT 12.0.0 software .This not only saves precious time of users, but also enhances the efficiency of LIC, since bar coding is done for documents issued to users. Books are classified according to a special classification scheme developed by the Library of Congress Scheme of Classification (USA) and are arranged in a classificatory sequence (Subject-wise) and this enables the users to find their required books easily and quickly.
KIOSKS is available in the Library and Information centre to facilitate a one touch information about the Library and Information centre and provide access to the WEBOPAC for members of the Faculty and Students.
- Internet and multimedia section with printing and scanning facility
- Wi-fi internet connectivity
- Plagiarism software- Plagiarism checker
- Library Automation Software ( LIBSOFT 12.0.0) which provide special services such as
- Digital library
- Virtual Library
- Direct Link to MS-Word, MS EXCEL in case of report generation.
- Direct email facility
- CAS (Current Awareness Service)
- SDI (Selective Dissemination Service of Information)
- OPAC (On Line Public Access Catalogue)
- Bibliographic Service
- Reference Service
- Referral Service
- Current Awareness Service
- Inter Library Loan Service
- Book Bank Service
- News Paper Clipping Service
- Content Page Service
- Mail Alert Service
- Lending Books
- Providing borrowing facilities from British Library, Bangalore
Journals subscribed: 47
Journal subscription through HELINET: 435
e- Books through HELINET Consortium: 306
Bound volumes of Journals: 1738
Journals and DVD’s on dental and medical science: 612
General magazines: 07
We have institutional membership with:
- HELINET (Health sciences Information Network) of RGUHS- Digital library.
- British library, Bangalore
- My loft DCI consortium
- National Digital Library of India
We have interconnectivity with all the educational institutions of RGUHS through Internet to share resources of knowledge, information and data, under inter Library cooperation.
Senior Librarian: -Dr. Ravish Krishnamurthy B.Sc., M.A., M L I Sc., M Phil., Ph.D., PGDCA
Junior Librarian: -Mr.Ningana Gouda. A H B A., M L I Sc
Library Attender: –
1. Gowramma C
2. Lingaraju M
Working hours of LIC are from 09.00 AM to 08.00 PM on all the working days.