ICMR LIBRARY BULLETIN
(Bulletin of ICMR Headquarters Library)
The ICMR Hqrs Library has initially started its functioning as storage house of a few books. By the year 2003 the Library has shifted its role from a storage house to a modernized Information Center.
At present the Library has a collection of over 20,000 volumes. [Books (7000) Bound Journals (13,000)]. It has been receiving important current serials from all over the globe of over 150. Most of the journals are received in exchange with the Indian Journal of Medical Research. Specifically, about 50 journals are obtained on exchange basis and another 90 on complimentary basis. ICMR library subscribes only 2 Indian and 7 Foreign Journals.
The ICMR Library caters to the needs of scientists of the Council, medical professionals, researchers from with in and outside Delhi.
Among the publications of WHO received by the ICMR Library the major demand is for WHO TRS, SEARO publications, and Environmental Health criteria. Many medical professionals and researchers visit the library especially for rich collection on nutrition (reports of NNMB), ICMR and WHO publications.
As part of the ongoing modernisation exercise, the library has changed its face by procuring Computers, Laser Printers and Heavy duty Photocopier. A separate dedicated Internet connection for the Library and Library management software has been installed for gearing up to meet the growing demands of modern day Information requirements in this fast changing cyberage.
The Library is also subscribing for Medline CDs and Journal Citation Reports. The Library has Medline CDs since its inception. Users are showing a lot of interest to scan the CDs on specific topics for their day to day requirements. Ovid Full text Database has also been installed in the library.
Library has affiliated to the DELNET (Developing Library Network). Library can access to various databases like Union Catalogue of Books and Periodicals, etc. of various libraries.
Space is the main constraint of the Library. A lot of unwanted loose old journals and books have been weeded out from the library to create some space for the new books. Because of the shortage of space the library is procuring CDs of multi volume books instead of print version. Attempts are underway to have modular furniture in the Library.
NOTE -- For further inquiries please contact at the following address Postal Address : ICMR Library & Information Centre
Indian Council of Medical Research
P.O. Box No. 4911
Telephone Nos. : 26588980/279 (Ext.) 26589585 (D) Fax : 011-26588662, 26589258 Telegram : SCIENTIFIC E-mail Address : firstname.lastname@example.org