Prospects of digital information system and services in National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR), Jamshedpur
Mishra, P.N. and Mishra, S. N. (2003) Prospects of digital information system and services in National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR), Jamshedpur. In: 48th Convention of Indian Library Association, 22-25 Jan 2003, Bangalore, India.
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NML library plays a pivotal role in the development of R&D in particular and society in general by providing information in the field of Metallurgy and Materials Science.It was established in 26th November 1950 at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand (Earst While Bihar). The Library has helped to carry out basic and applied research in the field of Metallurgy, Materials Science and allied discipline. One can find here a Bound Volume journals of 1891 to latest on-line database pertaining to on going research. The Information Technology has changed the complexion of library in a big way with the current thrust on availability of the latest information for Research and Development .In order to make automation, the manual information storage and retrieval system is currently being converted into digitised form by using AURUM-version-4.The secondary source is supposed to be Bible for R&D Library is being currently provided on optical media..To access the database on Internet,the useful World Wide Web has been identified and free information provided by information society has been downloaded on Intranet. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, this year it started to procure Electronic Journal from Elsevier publication and we are getting the same on electronic mode. The present paper discusses various factors involved in transformation of traditional libraries into electronic one and discuss the information available on Internet fall in the NML domain.
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