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|Posted Date: 03-Feb-2008 ||Last Updated: ||Category: General |
|Author: Bala||Member Level: Gold ||Points: 5|
DELNET- Developing Library Network is promoted by National Informatics
Centre, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Government of India. More than 600 libraries have joined DELNET as its Institutional Members and it gives access to more than 35 lakh records of books, periodicals, articles etc. (Details are available at: http://delnet.nic.in )
AICTE and DELNET have signed an MOU to:
Promote access to more relevant information in each library of AICTE approved technical institute;
Give training to library staff so that they get associated with database creation work using international bibliographic standards;
Create union catalogues of resources available within the technical colleges and institutions for resource sharing purposes through DELNET;
Locate resources of national importance through DELNET online databases and make them available through inter library loan;
Enable each library to have access to global resources and help them through DELNET in procuring necessary documents on loan for research and reference.
During accreditation process, AICTE also takes into consideration whether the Institution’s Library is part of a National or an International network, with access to remote information. Keeping these issues in mind AICTE has agreed to pay to DELNET Rs. 5,000 as one-time Registration Fee and Rs. 7,500 as the Membership Fee for first year against each approved/accredited Technical Institute that joins DELNET provided the Technical Institute agrees to use DELNET services for at least three consecutive years and pays to DELNET Rs. 4,000 towards Inter –Library Loan fee per year.
Under the MOU, each Library that joins DELNET:
Gets online-access through Internet to more than 35 lakh records of books, periodicals, articles, CD-ROMs. Video-Recordings, Sound-Recordings, Theses and Dissertations, Indian Specialists etc. These records are growing in number every day;
Can order books on loan from a Member Library in any part of the country and ask for photocopies of articles which are given at much reduced rates;
Can get its standard catalogue records merged into Union Catalogues developed by DELNET for resource sharing purposes at the fnatiional level;
Can order Library Management Software DELPLUS and DELMARC at much reduced rates. (DELPLUS at Rs. 15,000 and DELMARC at Rs. 25,000)
Is offered free training for one library staff. (TA/DA for the staff will have to be borne by the Member Institute);
Gets concession in the Registration Fee for participation in the National Convention on Library and Information Networking (NACLIN); and
Receives guidance in using international standards, gets free DELDOS software for creating catalogue records and is given access to a large number of links to useful sites and databases through DELNET.
The procedure for sending application is as follows:
Please download the following forms from this site , fill them in and get them signed by the Head of the Institute:
Application-cum-Proposal for Providing DELNET Membership;
Text of the undertaking which is to be printed on Rs. 50 stamp paper;
DELNET Membership Form;
DELNET MOU; and
A demand draft in favour of DELNET payable at New Delhi for Rs. 4,000 towards Inter-Library Loan fee for one year.
Who to Contact
All the above documents duly filled in and the bank draft should be sent by Registered Post to:
Dr H K KAUL
Developing Library Network
40 Max Mueller Marg,
For queries or quick response phone or e-mail/ fax your messages to Director, DELNET:
Tel. : 91-11-24619325, 24620544
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