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Indian Railways and some National Libraries

NAIR National Library, Kolkata
RDSO Parliament Library
IRICEN Railway Board Library
IRIMEE Indian Railways Digital Repository of Official Documents
IRISET Asiatic Society Library
IRIEEN UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium


National Archives of India

C-TARA, Secunderabad


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Some more resources


Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar is an Autonomous Inter-University Centre (IUC) of University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It is a major National Programme initiated by the UGC in March 1991 with its Head Quarters at Gujarat University Campus, Ahmedabad. Initially started as a project under the IUCAA, it became an independent Inter-University Centre in June 1996.


e-Granthalaya is a library automation software from National Informatics CentreDepartment of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. The software has been designed by a team of experts from software as well as Library and Information Science discipline.


The National Knowledge Resource Consortium (NKRC), established in year 2009, is a network of libraries and information centres of 39 CSIR and 24 DST institutes. NKRC's origin goes back to the year 2001, when the CSIR set up the Electronic Journals Consortium to provide access to 1200 odd journals of Elsevier Science to all its users. Over a period of time, the Consortium not only grew in terms of the number of resources but also in terms of the number of users as more like-minded institutes evinced interest to join the Consortium.


DELNET was started at the India International Centre Library in January 1988 and was registered as a society in 1992. It was initially supported by the National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific and Industrial Reseach, Government of India. It was subsequently supported by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. 


The “Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences and Technology (INDEST) Consortium” was set up in 2003 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on the recommendation of an Expert Group appointed by the Ministry. The IIT Delhi has been designated as the Consortium Headquarters to coordinate its activities. The Consortium was re-named as INDEST-AICTE Consortium in December 2005 with the AICTE playing a pivotal role in enrolling its approved engineering colleges and institutions as members of the Consortium for selected e-resources at much lower rates of subscription. The Ministry provides funds required for subscription to electronic resources for 62 centrally-funded Government institutions including IITs, IISc Bangalore, NITs, ISM, IIITs, IIMs, NITTTR’s and few other institutions that are considered as core members of the Consortium. The benefit of consortia-based subscription to electronic resources is not confined to its core members but is also extended to all educational institutions under its open-ended proposition. 60 Govt./Govt.-aided engineering colleges are provided access to selected electronic resources with financial support from the AICTE and 102 univeristies/institutions have joined the Consortium under its self-supported category in 2012. The total number of members in the Consortium has now grown to 1235.


National Information Centre on Management has been set up at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, initially sponsored by the National Information System for Science & Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India to provide efficient information services on management and its related disciplines at the national level. The centre was formally inaugurated in 1996 to serve as a national information facility for dissemination of business and management information.


Library of the Ministry of External Affairs, India


Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.


Elsevier Scientific Publishing - Open Access Journals directory


SpringerOpen, launched in June 2010, includes Springer’s portfolio of 160+ peer-reviewed fully open access journals across all areas of science ranging from very specialized titles to SpringerPlus, our interdisciplinary open access journal that covers all disciplines.


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Central Library
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Central Library
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Central Library
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur P.K. Kelkar Library
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Central Library
Indian Institute of Technology Madras Central Library
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Central Library
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Library
Information Center for Aerospace Science and Tech. Library
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode Library
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Library
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Library
Indian Institute of Management, Indore Library
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Library
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta Library



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