Research & Development
Due to Information and Communication Technology applicable in the libraries, every library has required latest infrastructure and softwares to provide the better services to its clientele. In the modern era, these softwares are very costly so that every library can not affords on these softwares but these libraries can use free or open softawares. MIMIT Central Library is also using free and open softwares. At present, MIMIT Library Staff involves in research and development activities and provide latest services to its users like as SMS, E-Mail sevices and developed a Digital Library and MIMIT Repository.
MIMIT Central Library is going to start SMS Alert service in the near future. Students will receive SMS alerts of every transaction of Issue/Return of library book of their account. In this regard, students can submit their Mobile No. to Ms. Sukhwinder Kaur, Clerk (If they have not yet filled in the Library Membership Form).
E-mail Alert Service has been started by the MIMIT Central Library. Students receive free E-mail alerts of every transaction of Issue/Return of library book of their account. In this regard, students can submit their E-mail ids to Ms. Sukhwinder Kaur, Clerk (If they have not yet filled in the Library Membership Form).
MIMIT Central Library has also established an institutional repository to facilitate the sharing of digital documents among its members
Digital Library is established by the MIMIT Central Library. Greenstone and DSpace softwares are being used for this purpose. Students can access the database of Digital Library at both LAN and WAN level.
MIMIT Central Library working on the Federated Search for providing the most relevant information, hidden deep within a library collection of Book, Journals, e-Books, e-Journals and other contents. By applying these tools, the amount of time spent by the user for searching will be reduced and they will find precisely relevant information on multidisciplinary research topics. In this purpose, discovery tools will be applied.
MIMIT Central Library is connected with Developing Library Network (DELNET), New Delhi. Users can search database of this network. In the future, this library will be interlinked with various other library networks.
MIMIT Central Library is going to set up newly state level network of Punjab Engineering College Libraries. The name of this network will be PECLNET.
In the future, MIMIT Central Library will set up their database on the cloud and it will provide their services through cloud computing. In this regard, the research work in process and interested students and staff members can contribute and share their views.