The Knowledge Centre (library) of IIM,which is one of the most modern and tech savvy libraries in the country, started functioning right from the time of inception of the Institute. Our goal is to make the library one of the most vibrant and productive branches of the Institute so that it may keep pace with the global, dynamic and technology enabled information age, and meet the expectations of its end users.
With the above aim in view, within a short span of time, we have acquired an excellent collection of management related books, journals and non book materials, which we consider as our greatest asset. The library maintains separate collection of Reference Books, Text Books, General books, Working Papers and other documents , whereas the non book collection consists of video cassettees, Compact Discs, etc. Faculty members are requested to make regular requisition of latest books to add value to the Knowledge Centre and equip the library with the latest collection of books. The library also has the latest collection of periodicals, magazines and newspapers. We have also begun the process of updating the Centre with rich collection of both Indian and Foreign Journals for which the process in underway.
Journals are available both online as well as in printed volumes.
The Library is also equipped with the latest E-Resources (E-Books, E-Journals, and Data-base) such as CMIE – Prowess, ISI-Emerging Markets, ProQuest, and EBSCO – Business Source Complete. We also have access to HBR cases which are widely used by all students and faculty members. The Library also has some special Collections of i) EXIM Bank, ii) World Bank, and iii) Harvard Business Review.
The Knowledge Centre also joined the IIM Consortia Cross Sharing of E-Journals with three Publishers: (i) Taylor and Francis, (ii) Wiley- Blackwell and (ii) Springer.
We have also arranged for a Tie up with :
The varied type of services that we make available in our Knowledge Centre apart from lending are the References Services, CAS (Current Awareness Services), SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information), Reprographic Services, Information Alert Services (E- Mail Services), Lest-you-miss (newspaper clippings) services, and ILL (inter library Loan) services and services related to newspaper clippings.
All the above mentioned online facilities are available through the Knowledge Centre E-Portal of the Institute.
The most significant achievement as far as the library facilities are concerned is related to the “Library Automation” Services. We are one of the few libraries in the country which is fully automated and the VTLS software with RFID Library Management System is being used for the purpose of house-keeping of library activities and networking systems such as intranet, internet and Wi-Fi. The RFID technology makes the Circulation of books easier as the end-users can do the ISSUE and RETURN through the KIOSK and DROP BOX machine respectively, along with the use of smart proximity cards. The entire Library is covered by CCTV. This new technological environment enables the library to serve its clientele in a better, faster and in a more efficient manner.
The five different levels of automation which needs to be highlighted are as follows:
Our Library is forever open to new and innovative ideas and we are determined to make our Knowledge Centre one of the best and most user friendly libraries in the country