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Year 2013-14

Central Library

Annual Report 2013-14

A.       Library Collection:

Library books crossed the number 23412. In the academic year 2013-14 total 1450 reference and text books of cost 3.5lacs are added in the library. Library is subscribing 50 magazines and 41 peer reviewed journals of various subjects including general knowledge, sports and competitive examination in Print form. For online scholarly publications like journals, books, theses, dissertations, archieves, etc library has taken membership of INFLIBNET-NLIST consortia and Delnet Consortia. Other educational resources available on the net free of cost are made available on the college website in the form of Portal named Gateway to E_Resources. Library publishes every year twice a year its E_Newsletter “Granthavedh” to update staff and students about library and college activities updates along with articles, poems, reviews ( Book, Film, Website, blog, Journal, etc).


B.       Library Activities:

o   14 Hour Study : Central Library has organized 14 hour study in the library on the occasion of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti for students and teachers on 13th April 2013 at 7.00a.m.to 9.00pm to encourage and inculcate reading/learning habits among the students and teachers.

o   State Level Workshop: Central Library has organized one day State level workshop on latest Cloud Computing Technology on 7th October 2013. Eminent cloud experts and evangelist from IT Industry who are working and doing research on Cloud Computing were invited as resource person. The workshop was sponsored by Board of College and University, University of Pune under Quality Improvement Program.

o   Guest Lecture: Central Library organized discourse on “Freedom and Licence”  by Swami Siddheshananda, Acharya. Chinmaya Mission, Pune Centre on 16th September 2013 in collaboration with Hindi Department.

o   Webinar: Central Digital Library Organized N-List Inflibnet-Springer E_Resources awareness Webinar on 12th December 2013 for all teachers.

o   Book Exhibition: Central Library organized competitive examination book exhibition by Vision Academy on 17th and 18th February 2014 at 50% discount rates for all staff and students.

o   Sale of Withdrawn Books: Central Library organized a Sale of withdrawn books (old syllabi textbooks) from 4th February to 28th February 2014 in the reading hall for all patrons.

o   Extension of Library Hours: In the examination period library reading hall kept open (8.00am to 8.00pm) for study purpose.

o   Book Bank Facility:  Central library provided book bank facility to needy students.    Students availed this facility.

o   Pratibha Mahila Pratishthan Pustakpedhi: Books from this scheme are provided to the students selected under this scheme.

o   Birth and Death Anniversaries of eminent Personalities: are celebrated in the library

o   Granthavedh Library E_Newsletter: Published Vol V and VI in the month of August 2013 and February 2014.


C.    Library Staff Achievements 

·        Publications

o   AB Gunjal, SN Dhamdhere(2013). Application of Information and Computer Technology In Libraries. International Journal of Computing, Communications and Networking ISSN 2319-2720. Vol.2, Issue.1.pg.6-11.

o   Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere and Ramdas Lihitkar. Open Source Software: Boon to Digital Libraries. Cloud Publications. International Journal of Advanced Library and Information Science2013, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 23-38, Article ID

o   Sangeeta N Dhamdhere and Dr. Ramdas Lihitkar(2013). ABCD Open Source Software for managing ETD repositories. Paper Presented at 16th International Symposium on Electronic Thesis and Dissertations going to be held on 22nd Sept to 26th Sept 2013 at University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong and accepted for publication in Library Management Peer reviewed International Journal of Sage Publication.

o   S. Dhamdhere and R. Lihitkar. Information common and emerging cloud library technologies. International Journal of Library and Information Science Vol. 5(10), pp. 410-416, November, 2013.  DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS2013.0349. ISSN 2141-2537 ©2013 Academic Journals

o   SangeetaDhamdhereand Kristen Stauffer. Virtual Libraries, Cloud Computing, and Open Access(Link). October 9, 2013. Interview with IGI Global, USA.

o   Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere and Dr. Ramdas Lihitkar. Pilot comparative study and evaluation of services offered through the websites of selected academic libraries from different countries. Information Age. Vol.8, No. 1; Jan 2014.P.28-33

·              Projects Undertaken:

o   Sangeeta N Dhamdhere. Minor research project “Building knowledge management model for higher education institutes”. BCUD. University of Pune for the year 2012-14

·        Degrees awarded-18/8/2013

o   Jyotish Visharad and Bhavishya Bhushan - Varah Mihir Jyotish Open University —Distinction.

·        Seminar Conferences Attended and Poster presentation:

o   Sangeeta N Dhamdhere(2013).Participated in Innovation-2013 organized by BCUD –University of Pune-Building knowledge management model for higher education institutes

o   Sangeeta Dhamdhere. Participated in Higher Education Librarians Conclave 2013 organized by Pearson Publication on Monday, 10th June 2013 at Pride hotel, Pune

·        Editorial Work:

o   Nominated as Editorial board member of the International Journal of Information Library and Society. ISSN Number: 2278-0386, Publishing India Group.

o   Nominated as Editorial Board member of International Women Journal of Distance Education, Turkey, http://wojde.org/?pnum=5&pt=Editorial%20Board , ISSN 2147-0367, 2013 onwards


·        Chapters Published:

o   Dhamdhere, S. N.,&Lihitkar, R. (2014). The University Cloud Library Model and the Role of the Cloud Librarian. In S. Dhamdhere (Ed.), Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries (pp. 150-161). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4631-5, ISBN13: 9781466646315, ISBN10: 1466646314, EISBN13: 9781466646322. http://www.igi-global.com/book/cloud-computing-virtualization-technologies-libraries/77387


  • Book Published:

o   Dhamdhere, Sangeeta N. "Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technologies in Libraries." IGI Global, USA, Copy right 2014. 1-403p. Web. 12 Jun. 2013. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4631-5

·        Other Staff Achievements:

o   Mr. Charudatta Late , Library Attendant Passed T.Y.B.A. examination

o   Mr. Santosh Mohol, Library Attendant Passed T.Y.B.A. examination



Ms. Sangeeta N Dhamdhere


Sangeeta D,
Apr 12, 2014, 12:23 AM