The University Library
The library was founded in 2004 with a few book racks and some donated books. Now it is a fully functional hybrid library where it is now possible to access information about the physical items as well as the digital holdings in the form of e-books and e-journals, multimedia CDROMs and software from any where through a single unified web based interface ( library portal http://makaut-opac.libcarecloud.com) .
The Library has both e- resources and print resources. It has a total collection of approx . 23000 print books with 8000 ( Aprox.) title. The university also have 10131 e-books , The university also have e-journals from IEEE ( IEL online), Elsevier , BSP , Indian Journals.com etc. The university is getting 5,616,071 ( approx.) items from IEL online among which we have 1,199,171 e-journals, 4,185,735 conference proceedings, 201,390 magazines, 5055 standards.
The library also has a good collection of CDs, audio Cassette and DVD . The library is focusing on e-resources due to shortage of space.
The University library is member of E-Sodh-Sindhu (UGC Infonet) Digital Library consortia. University is getting ISID database , E-books South Asian archives and Urkund plagiarism check software. The university signed MoU with Sodhganga to upload thesis of the University.
As a part of a centre of excellence the library tries to provide modern web based services along with the traditional services like reading room, lending , photo copying services.
The library is an open access library which gives its user the facility to directly go to the rack and choose his/ her own books. The reading room is in the 4th floor off the library .It has a seating capacity of 100 user at a time. The university has a separate reading room for faculty members. It also has a separate digital library with 50 terminals . There is enough space in the digital library for students who want to carry their laptop into the digital library for work. On an average 200 students use the library per day.
Library is giving fully automated lending services to the students along with the faculty members using library management software Koha. Every student has a login password to access the catalogue from user interface and reserve books . Students can also see their status ie, whether book is overdue or not, the reading history etc. from their account. An automated email system is there in the library software which reminds the user about the due dates and all other updates like issue and return of books.
The library has Web OPAC ( URL http://makaut-opac.libcarecloud.com) facility where all users including students, faculty members, researchers and others can browse through for information regarding library resources from any where within the campus and outside the campus. There are two dedicated machine for searching library resources through library portal near the lending section and reading room to facilitate its users.
Users become aware of the library rules and regulation and how to use the services through library portal. The library alerts the user through notification about the library programme and activities using university' s e-mail service.
The library is using cloud service for library portal, where the information about library holdings be it the printed collection or the e collection can be obtained through the open source ILS system Koha . Koha has two interface. OPAC interface for Users ( URL http://makaut-opac.libcarecloud.com) and staff interface for library staff to perform day to day work. This interface is password protected and only. accessible by library staff. It is the first open source ILS system distributed under GNU GPL license. Barcodes generated in house are used to track down each printed item in the catalogue in day to day transaction. Accession number is used as barcode. eg. Circulation. G labels is used to generate the barcode. The ILMS software a strong report generation system. Reports can be generated in almost all the modules like catalogue, circulation, patron , acquisition. There are some inbuilt widely used report generation queries based on the general requirements as well as the facility to create user defined queries.
The university library is completely networked . The users can access the electronic resources and the Internet through the desktops in the digital library/e-corner. As the university in connected through Intranet, library resources can be accessed from any where within the campus. The library is also has Wi-Fi connectivity. Users can access the Internet from the library reading room and digital library through WI-fi connectivity from their laptops subject to authorization.
Library is outsourcing the photocopying service and network printing. Photo copy can be done for Re. 2.00 / page and printing can be done for Rs 5/ page. The network printing service can be accessed from any where within the campus.
The library has book bank facility for underprivileged and differently able students.
Keeping in mind the equal opportunity for all, the university has a Braille unit in the ground floor of the library . It has computer and braille book for the visually impaired persons.237 braille books and talking books are there in the braille unit of the library.
Keeping in mind the equal opportunity for all, the university library resource is open to all students and faculty members of affiliated colleges. They can use the university reading room service , can select their books and journals , copy the relevant portion and can also photo copy a limited numbers of pages. They can also use the library e-resources, download and can take print required portion using the networked printer. The students and faculty members only needed to bring their college ID card to enter the library.
E-resources can be accessed using the following urls.
URLs for e-resources subscribed/purchased by MAKAUT,WB
E-resources from E-sodhsindhu https://ess.inflibnet.ac.in/eres.php?memID=251
Elsevier books http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/bookbshsrw
Cambridge university press e-books https://www.cambridge.org/core/browse-subjects/computer-science
Oxford e -books http://oxfordscholarship.com/
Springer e-books http://link.springer.com/
LNCS 2013 http://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs
Pearson e-books https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wbut/home.action
Taylor and Francis e-book www.crcnetbase.com/isbn/
McGraw Hill Education https://www.expresslibrary.mheducation.com/
URLs of some Open Educational Resources
Commonwealth of Learning (COL) https://colcommons.org/
British Columbia Open Text Book Project https://collection.bccampus.ca/
Rice University Open Stax https://opcnstax.org/
e-Campus Ontario https://www.ecampusontario.ca/
Skills Commons https://www.skillscommons.org/
Libre Texts https://libretexts.org/
Saylor Academy https://www.saylor.org/
Initiatives by AICTE