Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Case Study of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Library, New Delhi (India) in the age of ICT
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was conducted to find out the case study about the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) library, New Delhi (India). This case study reveals the library activities, services, collection, ICT usages, infrastructures and management of the library for the benefit of user community.
Methodology: For the required information a set of questionnaire was prepared for the present study and it was distributed to the library professionals of AIIMS library only.
Findings: This study revealed that library has well furnished collection of printed and e-resources, facilities for disabled users, yearly training program for library professionals, usages of ICT in the library etc.
Research Limitations: The present study is limited only for the AIIMS library of New Delhi. Though different categories of library users use the library yet the research survey was limited for the library professionals only.
Practical Implications: Various library services like e-resources accessing, DDS service, SMS alert service, E-alert service, Single Point Search(SPS) service, MyLoft service, Remote Xs service, plagiarism checking service, printing & photocopying service etc have been providing for the library users. AIIMS library also provides different training programs regarding ICT application in library services to students, researchers, faculties & physicians so that the library may afford the best practices towards library services.
Originality: The present study is the original study of the researcher as it is entirely based on primary data from library professional’s survey. Some supplementary data have been collected personally by physical observation and visit by the researcher to know the better usages of AIIMS library, New Delhi.