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Electronic Journal Access at PEC University of Technology Library: A Case Study of Managing Technology and Change Seema Senior Librarian, Central Library, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh Email: seema313@gmail.com and H.P.S. Kalra Reader, DLIS, Punjabi University, Patiala

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Electronic Journal Access at PEC University of Technology Library: A Case Study of Managing Technology and Change

Seema

Senior Librarian, Central Library,

PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh

Email: seema313@gmail.com

and

H.P.S. Kalra

Reader, DLIS, Punjabi University, Patiala

Email: hpskalra@gmail.com

brief timeline pec university of technology
Brief Timeline - PEC University of Technology
  • 1921 - Mugalpura Engineering College at Lahore (now in Pakistan) on 9 November 1921.
  • 1931 - College got affiliated to Punjab University, Lahore.
  • 1947 - East Punjab College of Engineering, Roorkee (India)
  • 1950 - Punjab Engineering College
  • 1953 (Dec.) - PEC at Chandigarh (present campus)
  • 2003 (Oct.) - notified as a Deemed University by GoI
  • 2009 (June) - Name of the college has been changed to PEC University of Technology.
  • 2009 (Sep.) - Name to be decided by Board of Governors in the light of UGC directive to deemed universities.

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pec university of technology courses
PEC University of Technology Courses
  • PEC offers graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programs in following nine branches of science and technology:
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
    • Information Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Production Engineering
  • PEC is Ranked 17th amongst the top engineering institutions (both government and private) in India for the year 2009-10 (Outlook India survey).

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central library pec university of technology
Central Library PEC University of Technology
  • Three storied building having an area of about 27,000 sq. feet.
  • Printed volume collection: 1,10,000.
  • Number of users: 2000+
  • Centrally air-conditioning facility with 250 seats in two reading halls
  • Open access system to its print collection maximize their use
  • Multimedia section having a collection of
    • 450 CD-ROMs,
    • 581 video cassettes, and
    • 76 floppies
  • Services: Reference service; reprographic facility; access to CD-ROM databases, electronic resources and to the Internet
  • Automated operations: Circulation Section, Serial Control, Reference Section, Acquisition Section, Book bank (General as well as SC/ST), Bar-coded Membership Cards, Office.

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current journals 2009 at clpec
Current Journals (2009) at CLPEC
  • Printed Journals
    • 28 foreign
        • 11 are published by learned societies
        • 17 by commercial publishers.
    • 50 Indian
  • Electronically accessible Journals
    • 1052 journals accessible electronically

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electronic journal service at pec
Electronic Journal Service at PEC
  • Started in 2004
  • 200+ e-journals from 3 publishers
    • ASME
    • ASCE
    • IEEE
  • In 2009, 3 more publishers are added
    • ACM Digital Library
    • Springer Link
    • Science Direct
  • Presently, access to 1000+ e-journals

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access to electronic journals
Access to electronic journals
  • Individual Title Access:

Free electronic journal access against print subscription

  • Access to electronic journal in Public Domain:

Provides links to electronic resources that are available in public domain free of cost

  • Consortium Access:

As AICTE Supported Member of INDEST Consortium

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indest consortium
INDEST Consortium
  • The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India set-up the “Indian National Digital Library in Science and Technology (INDEST) Consortium” in 2003.
  • Offers high quality collection of full text electronic resources to the academic community.
  • Foresees to bring about a qualitative change in the electronic information environment of technical education institutes of India
    • by subscribing to several full-text electronic resources as well as bibliographic databases.
    • sharing maximum benefits it offers in terms of lower subscription rates and better terms of agreement with the publishers.
  • The Consortium subscribes to over 12,000 electronic journals from a number of publishers and aggregators.

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electronic resources available through indest
Electronic resources available through INDEST

Full-text Resources

  • ABI/ Inform Complete http://www.il.proquest.com/pqdauto
  • ACM Digital Library http://portal.acm.org/portal.cfm
  • ASCE Journals http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/jrns.html
  • ASME Journals http://www.asme.org/pubs/journals/
  • ASTM Standards & Journals http://www.astmpubs.com/
  • Capitaline http://www.capitaline.com/intranet/INDEST_consortium.htm
  • CRIS INFAC Ind. Information http://www.crisil.com
  • Digital Engineering Library (DEL) http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.au/professional/digital/del.html
  • EBSCO Databases http://search.epnet.com/
  • Elsevier Science Direct http://www.sciencedirect.com/
  • Emerald Full-text http://iris.emeraldinsight.com/
  • Engineering Science Data Unit (ESDU) http://www.esdu.com
  • Euromonitor (GMID) http://www.euromonitor.com/gmid

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electronic resources available through indest contd
Electronic resources available through INDEST (contd.)

Full-text Resources (contd.)

  • IEEE/IEE Electronic Library Online (IEL) http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/
  • INSIGHT http://www.insight.asiancerc.com/
  • Nature http://www.nature.com
  • ProQuest Science (ASTP) http://www.il.proquest.com/pqdauto
  • Springer Link http://www.springerlink.com/
  • Indian Standards Available in CD-ROM

Bibliographic Databases

  • COMPENDEX (EI Village)http://www.engineeringvillage2.org/
  • INSPEC on EI Village http://www.engineeringvillage2.org/
  • MathSciNethttp://www.ams.org/mathscinet
  • SciFinder Scholar http://www.cas.org/SCIFINDER/SCHOLAR/index.html
  • Web of Science http://isiknowledge.com
  • JCCChttp://jccc-indest.informindia.co.in/

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users access to electronic journals
Users’ access to electronic journals

All buildings in the campus i.e. departments and centres, hostels, and library are connected through intranet and the campus is also Wi-Fi enabled. Access to electronic journals is being provided both through OPAC as well as Website.

  • OPAC: The URL of individual titles is integrated with the OPAC so that users can be able to access the electronic journals through it
  • Website: The publishers’ URLs are linked through the library web page.

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staff training and user education
Staff Training and User Education
  • Staff members are sent to various training programmes that enabled them to provide qualitative services to their users.
  • The idea is to ‘Train-the-Trainer’ as per the need of the user.
  • A member of Library staff is deputed to provide support to the library users with new electronic journals facilities
  • Library staff members also provide personal help to users on electronic journal service and conduct user education programmes.

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troubleshooting and support from indest
Troubleshooting and Support from INDEST
  • Providing required consultation and expert advice in implementing new technologies.
  • Providing PEC Library with web-based Complaint Monitoring Interface

(E-RAMS@INDEST).

  • Providing web-based instructions to handle troubleshooting for different resources.

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benefits of electronic journal service
Benefits of Electronic journal service
  • Augmentation of the resource base
  • Saving in staff time dealing with publishers/vendors
  • Access across time
  • Concurrent access
  • Single interface and access point
  • Reduced Workload of the library

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roadmap for future
Roadmap for Future
  • Subject access to electronic journal collection: A comprehensive database of all electronic journal title for all publishers including all the appropriate metadata tags like keywords, subject headings, title, homepage URL. Also each journal title will be linked directly to its home web page.
  • Online help module: Aim of this service would be to provide instructions to users on how to use the electronic journal service. The instructions will be included on how to perform search or browse the journal titles; how to print or save a particular article.
  • Alerting service: CLPEC is planning to start alerting service (Contents list) for new issue of various journals for its users. users will be also be informed about new or changed journals through email.

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THANK YOU

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