Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) [2] Centre is an autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It is a major National Programme initiated by the UGC in 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 1996.
INFLIBNET is involved in modernizing university libraries in India and connecting them as well as information centres in the country through a nation-wide high speed data network using the state-of-art technologies for the optimum utilisation of information. INFLIBNET is set out to be a major player in promoting scholarly communication among academicians and researchers in India
National Library of India
The National Library of India (Bengali: ভারতের জাতীয় গ্রন্থাগার) at Belvedere, Calcutta is the largest library in India and India's library of public record.
It is under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India.The library is designated to collect, disseminate and preserve the printed material produced in India. The library is situated on the scenic 30 acre (120,000 m²) Belvedere Estate, in Kolkata, formerly Calcutta City. The Library is the largest in India, with a collection in excess of 2.2 million books. Before independence, it was the official residence of Lt. Governor of Bengal.
In 1903, Lord Curzon of Kedleston, the Governor General of India, conceived the idea of opening a library for the use of the public.
Metcalfe Hall ( not library, extra)
Metcalfe Hall is a heritage building situated in Kolkata, India, at the junction of Strand Road and Hare Street in the heart of the city's business district. The architectural piece is reflective of the British imperial architecture at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It was built between 1840-1844 according to the design prepared by the city magistrate, C.K. Robinson and named after Sir Charles T. Metcalfe, the Governor-General of India, in honour of his efforts towards a free press. The building faces the Hooghly river on the West

Bharati Bhavan Library
Bharati Bhavan Library a Hindi and Urdu public library in Allahabad, India. The library was established in 1889 by the joint efforts of Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya and Mr. Bal Krishna Bhatt of Chowk, Allahabad.
Digital Library of India

Digital Library of India, part of the online services of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and partner in the Million Book Project, provides free access to many books in English and Indian languages. The scanning of Indian language books has created an opportunity for developing Indian language optical character recognition (OCR) software. The publications are mainly in PDF or QuickTime format.
Because of copyright laws, the texts are all out of copyright and therefore not sources for current information, but rather useful for history and background.
As of November 10, 2006, DLI had scanned 84,895 titles.

Dr. Vijay Pal Memorial Library
The General Library was started in the year 1975, and readers of all age groups make use of this library. The general library is situated on the first floor of the Community Hall in Block C-7, Keshav Puram, Delhi. This library comprises of a reading room and a library.
The readers are mostly the students appearing for competitive and professional examinations like IAS, IPC, Chartered Accountants, Engineering, Company Secretaryship, Cost Accountancy, Medical, Banking, etc., and also college students.

MCIT Library Consortium
In India, a number of Library Consortium operates to share e-Resources among the libraries to serve their library users. The important Consortiums that are being operational are INDEST-AICTE Consortium, UGC Infonet, CSIR Consortium, FORSA etc. 'MCIT Library Consortium' (Ministry of Communications and Information Technology) Library Consortium is one of members. This is an intra-ministrial initiative to subscribe and share the e-Resources at highly discounted rates and extend to its services to various organisations and institutions under its umbrella. It is an association of three Departments under MCIT, namely Department of Information Technology (DIT), Department of Telecommunication (DOT) and Department of Postal Services (DOP).
The beneficiaries of the Consortium are NIC, DIT, CDAC, DOEACC, SAMEER, STQC, STPI, ERNET INDIA, CDOT, and others. The e-Resources currently subscribed at Consortium Platform are IEEE/IEE Electronic Library, ACM Digital Library, and ISO/IEC Standards.
The Consortium had been continuoutsly operational since 2005.The headqurter of the Consortium is at Department of Information Technology, 6, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003.

Hazrat Pir Mohammad Shah Library
The Hazrat Pir Mohammed Shah Library is located in Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat, India. One of the oldest libraries in India, it has a collection of rare original manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sindhi and Turkish languages.
Documentation Research and Training Centre
Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC) is a research centre (and a department) for library and information science and allied disciplines at the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. The Centre was established in April 1962, under the auspices of Prof. S. R. Ranganathan (considered to be the father of modern library and information science in India) with the encouragement of Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis at the Indian Statistical Institute.
DRTC runs a graduate program leading to the award of a 'Master of Science in Library and Information Science' (MS-LIS) from the Indian Statistical Institute as well as serving as an academic and research center for Research Fellows registered for a PhD in Information Science. DRTC is perhaps, India's only "proper" ischool with a very strong research program. Research at DRTC generally focuses on the application of information technology to library and information science.
DRTC is widely considered to be the best research centre in India in the fields of library science and information science. It also has a very strong research program and a PhD collaboration with the University of Trento, Italy.

Maulana Azad Library
The Maulana Azad Library (Hindi: मौलाना आज़ाद किताब ख़ाना, Urdu: مولانا آزاد کِتاب خانہ Maulānā Azād Kitāb Khāna) is the library of Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh, India. It consists of a central library and over 80 college and departmental libraries. These libraries cater to the needs of postgraduates and students of professional courses. It is also the largest library in India and second largest in Asia and contains collections of great historical importance.
National Depository Centre

National Depository Centre is a public library in India which receives a copy of all books, newspapers and periodicals published in the country [1]. There are four centres:
  • Connemara Public Library in Chennai
  • Asiatic Society of Bombay in Mumbai
  • National Library, Calcutta
  • Delhi Public Library, Delhi
National Medical Library
National Medical Library is a medical library established on April 1, 1966 by the Government of India. It is located in Ansari Nagar, New Delhi.
It aims to provide library and information services to the health science professionals in India. It functions under the administrative control of the Directorate General of Health Services.
It has 3.6 lakh volumes of books, reports, bound volume of journals and other literature. It subscribes around 2000 periodicals annually. The library has good collection of 19th century literature. Books are classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification. It became the Indian focal point of HELLIS Network under World Health Organization in 1982.
Dewey Decimal Classification ( extra)
For the similar-sounding base-12 numeral system, see Duodecimal.
The Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC, also called the Dewey Decimal System) is a proprietary system of library classification developed by Melvil Dewey in 1876.[1]
It has been greatly modified and expanded through 22 major revisions, the most recent in 2003.[2] This system organizes books on library shelves in a specific and repeatable order that makes it easy to find any book and return it to its proper place. The system is used in 200,000 libraries in at least 135 countries.[3][4]
A designation such as Dewey 16 refers to the 16th edition of the DDC.

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