About Our Knowledge Resource Centre
IMER Library is an invaluable resource for students, researchers and faculties of business and management. The library has over the years built a robust collection of over 17000 books, 120 current subscriptions to serials (which include journals and magazines and newspapers) and many other resources like thesis, students project reports, CDs/DVDs, back volumes of journals.
The library, spread over more than 477 Sq.m, also provides access to the best of business and management related digital resources through its subscription to various databases like EBSCO, J-Gate, Capitaline & DVDS consisting of scholarly and industry relevant content.
It provides access to more than 18700 online full texts/abstracts/Index to journals, 41000 company/industry Profiles etc. The functions and services of the library are fully automated.
In a short period, the college Library has earned a good reputation. However, much more still needs to be done to further the cause of education in the best interest of the user community at large.
The library has seen an all-round development during the tenure of Shri. Atul Deshpande, Director and Shri. Ravindra Mutalikdesai, the current Chairman of our Institute. The
Management's most important contribution for the development of library is the construction of separate library building with separate Stack & Reading Rooms. Thanks to the efforts of the
Management, the library is well equipped with modern furniture (cupboards, chairs, tables, computers and its accessories) and an improved reference collection of valuable books and bound volumes of journals.
The latest books added to the library are being displayed on the display stand. Management Journals are also exhibited to keep the students abreast of current developments. Interesting articles and reading materials in the respect of management topics published in different newspapers are brought to the notice of students through newspaper clipping services. Latest materials on General Knowledge are being provided to the interested readers. We have Dictionaries, Globes,
Encyclopedias, for providing Short Range Reference Services. Reading list of authentic books on prescribed subjects are provided to the needy students.
Literature Search is being made to locate relevant required information. Readers are being informed about reference works and right use of their indices. This sort of orientation is beneficial to all those who take part in extra-curricular activities like Debates, Seminars, Moot
Court Competitions etc.
The library building has a sprawling space of over 477 Sq. Mtrs., having designated areas for different sections of the library like reading room, discussion area, digital library, archival/stack room section, discussion area, periodical section audio/video visual selection etc., which stimulate a nice ambience for reading.
Library has 3 separate servers for database, library management software and DSpace. All the databases have been web-enabled and made available on the Institute’s LAN through the Digital Library. Every functional unit in the library has been equipped with a network computer to enable smooth information flow. Also one computer kept inside the library to facilitate information accessing by users. Library also has CDs/DVDs, VCR, Scanners, HP LaserJet Printers & color printers.
Library uses easylib software (integrated library management system) for automating various functions in the Library like book procurement, circulation. The easylib also provides web enabled Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and is available through the institute's LAN.
Library uses Bar Code Technology for circulation.
Apart from this, our library has a separate digital library which has been developed using DSpace software.
DSpace is an open source repository application that allows us to capture, store, index, preserve and distribute our digital material including text, video, audio and data. DSpace provides a way to manage our materials and publications in a professionally maintained repository to give them greater visibility and accessibility over time.
It has three main roles:
Facilitate the capture and ingest of materials, including metadata about the materials.
Facilitate easy access to the materials, both by listing and searching.
Facilitate the long-term preservation of the materials.
DSpace is being used to store following types of digital materials, including:
Question paper sets
Text & Videos (NPTEL course materials)
Project Reports (done by past students)
News Paper Clippings etc.
The book collection of the library consists of text & reference books, theses, directories, and other non-book materials. Most of them are made available on request.
There are text & reference books arranged by subjects. Each book is assigned a DDC number and rack number. This number represents the position of the book.
This collection consists of books which are available for a shorter period of time (maximum 10 day).
Location of Books by rack numbers
Books bearing location numbers, which indicates cupboard number in which book is stored.
Display of New Books
Every week, new books that are added to our stock, are displayed in the library foyer (as new arrival). A list of such new additions is intimated through e-mail also.
Reference Books Collection
Reference collection including Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Directories and Handbooks, etc. and some basic books of general nature are available on open shelves in the reference section of the library. These are meant for consultation within the reading room and must not be taken out without permission of the librarian. Each reference book is given unique rack number and compartment number for its location and identification.
We have a large collection of summer project reports done by students of earlier batches (which are available in the form on soft copy as well as hard copy). To know the collection, users have to consult our circulation section "Users Assistance Desk".
CD/DVD accompanying books
Many books in our collection are accompanied by learning materials in CD/DVD format. Those accompanying materials are kept separately. The book catalogue will indicate whether a book has an accompanying material. To borrow those materials, users have contact "Users Assistance
Journals, Newspapers, and Magazines
The library subscribes to a large number of journals, magazines and newspapers. All current issues of journals, newspapers, and magazines are displayed in the Journal section of the library.