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When in doubt go to the library – J.K. Rowling

"Gyan Sagar" Central Library


The Gyan Sagar Central Library RCM Bhubaneswar Learning Centre with its modern collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services fills an essential role for students, faculty, and the surrounding community in their intellectual pursuits. Library collection is in accordance with the needs and demands of the users. In keeping with the vision and mission of the institute, the library has been established “to facilitate knowledge generation and its application through effective dissemination”. The Library holds knowledge resources predominantly related to management subjects. The LC has good collection development on Text Books and Reference Books. Besides holding an excellent print collection of books, it also provides access to popular magazines, selected journals, reports, e-books, e-journals and online databases Management. Users can access the online databases and also find out the real-time availability of library materials from their own computer terminals.





  • Gyan Sagar is home to a collection of over 57,000 books/reports.
  • Digital library to assists faculties in integrating technology into their teaching modules, consulting, MDP, training and course design.
  • Over 11,000 titles encompassing rich references in accounting, marketing, international business, information technology, communications, strategic marketing, operation research and advertising etc.
  • The e-library provides eBook Volumes 10,200 a single-window access to all the electronic resources subscribed by the library. The e-library is accessible across the campus network. With leading online journals are available in the library on Management & Information Technology.
  • Books, journals and other resources are issued using the Library: Information System (IS). This IS uses the latest bar-code technology to ensure quick service.
  • Photocopying and fax facilities are also available in the library. The library IS also facilitates ordering of multiple copies of resource materials in greater demand.
  • Library services include Current Awareness Services (CAS) - to publish content list of current periodicals and title of books. Current Dissemination Services (CDS) - a bi-monthly compilation of the contents of the current journals, subscribed by the Institute, which is published regularly.
  • The Collections are of various sizes and formats, and most of them are kept in open shelves for being directly accessed by the users. Some are preserved in closed stacks and can be made available on request.
  • The library is managed by a librarian, assistant librarian, and staff. The entire faculty, staff, and students can enjoy the benefit of reading in the library.
  • Auxiliary reading materials
  • A library with links to international online databases
  • 24-hour Internet access in the library
  • Wi-Fi Environment

Objectives

  • To build a state-of-the-art knowledge resources centre for management and allied subjects.
  • To provide appropriate knowledge resources to meet the information needs of the academic community of the institute.
  • To provide proactive and innovative information services to the academic community.

About the Learning Centre Of RCM

The RCM Learning Centre (RCM LC), with its wide range of collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services, fills an essential requisite in the intellectual pursuits of students, faculty members and the surrounding community. RCM LC, a hybrid Centre with state-of-the-art technological applications, holds knowledge resources predominantly related to management and other subjects. The entire LC collection of books, print journals/magazines along with its wide range of e-collection including e-journals, e-books, online databases, CD-ROM collection etc., are accessible through the Institute’s network at. http://www.rcm.ac.in/rcm-library.html


The LC is committed to offer a wide range of information services set to the highest professional standards with the following broad objectives in mind:


Electronic Resources: DELNET

  • delnet > New Discovery Portal > Login > password
  • Alphabetical list of Electronic Resources
  • List of CD/DVDs

  • Journal Section

    Both Indian and Foreign journals (print) currently subscribed and journals received as gift are displayed on the shelves. Newspapers and popular magazines are also available for reading. At present, 100 plus print journals subscribed by the Library. A journal, on completion of its volume will be processed for binding. After the binding is over, the volume will be accessioned and added to the Back-Volume shelf. Necessary reading tables and chairs are provided for reading and reference.


    Digital Library Services Section & Information Technology Section

    Automated and Digital Library Services are provided from these sections. All sections of the Library have been connected through LAN. Computer Data Base of the holdings of the Library has already been created using the Library Management Software e-Granthalaya. Maintaining Hardware and Software, Providing Internet Service, E-resources Access Services etc. Library is having more than 30 desktops to cater various needs of the users and Library staff. More than 10 desktops are provided for the users for browsing the e-resources.





    Automated and Digital Library Services are provided from these sections. All sections of the Library have been connected through LAN. Computer Data Base of the holdings of the Library has already been created using the Library Management Software e-Granthalaya. Maintaining Hardware and Software, Providing Internet Service, E-resources Access Services etc. Library is having more than 30 desktops to cater various needs of the users and Library staff. More than 10 desktops are provided for the users for browsing the e-resources.


    Books

    The book collection of the library consists of books, back-volumes of periodicals, Projects etc. Except reference collection, all the books are available on the ground floor of the Learning Centre. Reference books have been kept on the first floor.


    Books are arranged by decimal numbers using Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) scheme. Each book is assigned a DDC number which represents the subject of the book. On the shelves, the books are then arranged according to the numbers which are indicated on the spine of the books


    Display of New Books

    New books that are added to the LC collection are displayed near the entrance of the library premises. Newly added books remain on display for one week after which these can be borrowed by the users.


    Reference Books Collection

    Reference collection including Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Directories, Handbooks etc. and some basic books of general nature are available in open shelves on the ground floor Reading Hall.




    LC Working Hours

  • Monday to Saturday(8. a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Holidays: According to AICTE Notification.

  • Library Decorum

    In the library, user are expected to:


    • Switch off/silent mode your mobile phones Silent mode for all cell phones is required.
    • The Library should be quiet at all times. Group discussions should take place outside the library environs.
    • No eating or drinking inside the library.
    • Switch off the lights and fans when not required.
    • Use headphone while playing audio/video files (academic or entertainment).
    • Replace newspapers to their original place after reading and not carry them outside the library premises.

    General Rules

    • LC resources such as books, journals, and electronic materials, etc. are costly and are often rare. They are for the benefit of not only the present but also for the future members of the LC. Therefore, Readers should not deface, mark, cut, mutilate or damage LC resources in any way. If anyone is found doing so, he/she will be charged the full replacement cost of the resource. Books borrowed should be protected from Rain, Dust, Insects, etc.
    • Before leaving the issue counter, member should satisfy themselves as to whether the LC material lent to them is in sound condition. If not, they should immediately bring the matter to the knowledge of the LC staff at the issue counter; otherwise, they are liable to be held responsible for replacing the material or paying such compensation as fixed by the Librarian.
    • Books removed from the shelves by students, if not required for reference, should be kept on the table nearest to them. Please do not try to shelve them yourself.
    • The newspaper(s) should be folded properly after reading and kept back in the designated place.
    • Beverages and Eatables are not allowed inside the LC.
    • All users are requested to keep their mobiles in switched off or silent mode in the LC. Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the library premises.
    • As the LC is a place of self-study and research, members should maintain an atmosphere of dignity, peace and silence within the LC premises.
    • Users are advised not to borrow Books for others in their names.
    • No visitor or guest is permitted to use the LC without the prior permission of the Librarian.
    • Book search stations are meant for searching the resources subscribed/purchased by LC. Accessing personal emails, Facebook, Chatting etc. are not allowed.
    • No photograph of the LC shall be taken without the prior permission of the Librarian.
    • All the LC users are advised to enter the LC premises in a decent dress.
    • Members should keep the LC informed of any change of address during the period of their membership.
    • Suggestions regarding purchase of books/other materials, subscriptions, improving of LC services, complaints etc., may be sent at rcmbbsr1@rediffmail.com
    • The Librarian has the power to cancel the membership and refuse admission to anyone who violates the rules and regulations of the LC or indulges in any other type of misconduct.

    Lending Rules

    Every LC user (student, staff, faculty, any other user) shall visit the LC to borrow the library material. Users (Faculty/Staff/Students/any other LC member) shall not be allowed to borrow books on behalf of other members.


    The various categories of members and their privileges are as follows:


    S.N. Member Category Entitlement (Number of Books) Loan Duration
    01 Faculty 15 30
    02 Students 07 30
    03 Administrative staff 05 30

    • Reference titles will not be issued to any user. However, the Librarian may consider issuing of select titles to Faculty members.
    • The faculty/staff spouse is allowed to borrow books from the LC. However, the faculty/staff will be responsible for all such transactions and is required to give an undertaking for the same.
    • Books may be renewed up to 2 times provided there is no reservation against such titles.
    • For issue of books/other reading material, the borrowers should present the same along with their Identity card (in case of students) to the staff at the circulation counter. Members should put his/her signature on the book card provided in the book pocket. After necessary checking, LC staff will issue the book by stamping the due date on the due date label and return the book to the borrower.
    • The ‘Issue Transaction Slip’ should be handed over to the attendant at the checkpoint/exit before taking the issued books out of the LC premises.
    • Books should be brought physically for return and renewals. A renewal over telephonic/verbal requests/written communication is not entertained.
    • Borrower is fully responsible for the books/any other material borrowed in his/her account. Hence, members are advised not sub-lend the materials borrowed from the LC.
    • In exceptional cases, a document may be recalled before the due date if required urgently in the LC. Failure to respond promptly to such requests may lead to suspension of LC privileges.
    • If the borrower fails to return the book(s) within a reasonable time of its due date as indicated in the recall notice/due date slip (pasted on the last page of the book), the borrower is liable to pay the cost of the book and other applicable charges.
    • For issue of new arrivals, priority will be given to member who recommended that book.
    • Members proceeding on long leave or leaving the station for any other purpose exceeding three months should return the documents that are borrowed by him/her before leaving the Institute.

    Issue of Periodicals/Journals/Electronic and other AV Material

    • Current issues of the periodicals/journals are not issued to the members.
    • Electronic resources (CDs, Videos AV materials) and back volumes of journals are issued only to Faculty for a period of one week.

    Photocopy Facilities

    Members may get photocopies of select chapters/portion of non-issuable resources on payment of prescribed charges.


    Penalty on Overdue Books

    Fine on overdue books will be charged at the rate of Rs.1/- per day across members categories (student/staff/faculty etc.); If the book/any other material is reported (in writing) as lost/misplaced by the students/ faculty/staff or any other member, the overdue charges are not levied in such case from the date of report until the same is replaced. However, such transactions must be settled within two months from the date of reporting of the loss.


    Recovery of Books Lost by Members

    If a book or any of the above material is lost or mutilated beyond usable condition, the following rules will apply:


    The book or any of the above material has to be replaced with the latest edition of that material along with an additional charge of Rs. 100/- towards administrative cost;


    Pay the cost of the latest edition of the book or any other reading material along with an additional charge of Rs. 100/- towards and administrative cost.


    Clearance Certificate

    All those employees who leave the Institute must obtain a Clearance Certificate from the Librarian.


    Library Decorum In the library, user are expected to:


    • Switch off/silent mode your mobile phones Silent mode for all cell phones is required.
    • The Library should be quiet at all times. Group discussions should take place outside the library environs.
    • No eating or drinking inside the library.
    • Switch off the lights and fans when not required.
    • Use headphone while playing audio/video files (academic or entertainment).
    • Replace newspapers to their original place after reading and not carry them outside the library premises.

    Services of the Learning Centre RCM Bhubaneswar Provides following services:


    • Online Catalogue (OPAC)
    • Circulation
    • Reference Service
    • Library is Wi-Fi enabled
    • Remote Access
    • Reprography (on demand)