Types of Services With Brief Description
Preservation & Digitization of Manuscript and Rare Books
LIC preserves the rare books, manuscripts and other sensitive collection through scanning and storing them in computer or CDs and provides the hard copies of the references to the library users when required.
Current Awareness Service (CAS)
The CAS is basically bibliographical service and retrospective information service, which guides the user to documents where in the required information likely to be available. Library and Information Centre provides CAS by;
- List of New additions: It is computerized Quarterly Current Awareness Service Bulletin to disseminate information about new accessioned books to readers, users, members and staff etc.
- Display of New Arrivals: The newly added important books are displayed prominently in the Library so that they catch the attention of readers.
Daily Medical News update
Library & Information Centre collects the important news from the national dailies medical news today and provides the latest and current information related to AYUSH medical and health sciences through daily medical news update service. The daily newspapers covered are; The Times of India (English), The Hindustan Times (English), The Hindu (English), The Asian Age (English), The Indian Express (English), The Pioneer (English), Nav Bharat Times (Hindi), Rashtriya Sahara (Hindi), Rashtriya Sahara (Urdu), and Qaumi Awaz (Urdu). After compilation of daily medical news update edition, it mailed to the researchers of Ayurveda, Unani, Homoeopathy, Yoga & Natoropathy.
SDI & Current News Service
The Library and Information Centre collects the current and important news in the field medical and health sciences from the daily newspapers received in the library and send important news items for perusal of authorities and copies are also displayed on the board for the benefit of other research staff.
Current Contents of Journals in UNANI System of Medicine
The centre provides the information about Contents of Journals in UNANI System of Medicine available in the Library & Information Centre on quarterly basis.
On-line Access of Journals Through Consortia
Library & Information Centre is engaged for On-line searching/access of e-journals to all Council's researchers through science direct scheme and by Elsevier
Retrieving/Searching of Databases through DELNET
The Library and Information Centre is connected with DELNET to access the bibliographical databases of Union catalogue of books, Current periodicals in Delhi Libraries, Urdu manuscripts, theses and dissertation, Who’s who, Library of Congress catalogues, National Library of Medicine, U.S. Patents Full text, NET-Happenings, MED-Clips, IFLA, LIBJOBS etc.
Bibliographical Searches through Computerized Catalogue
Centre saves the time of users and research staff by searching/retrieving of required reading materials through the computerized Library-Catalogue and provides the accurate position of books in shortest period out through NIC e-granthalaya library management softwere.
An On-line Pubic Access Catalogue of the holdings web-OPAC has been developed. The database covers the bibliographical details of print and non print materials available in the Library and can be searched by author, editor, title, accession, publisher, place, year, suppliers, subjects, pages, keywords, descriptors, or any other field and may also be searched by outstation users. The members can also access about their library account and the books outstanding in their names.
Multimedia and CD-ROM Search Service
The entry of CD-ROM into the field of Medical and Health Sciences has revolutionized Information System. Multimedia is an integration of texts, graphics, animations, video and audio system. The Library provides the multimedia facilities to the researchers. LIC also provides CD-ROM search facilities to its users through computer on single CD drive. There are a number of CDs related to the medical science Unani books and generalities available in the Library & Information Centre.
Library and Information Centre has an INTERNET connection. Access to Internet is provided to the Research Staff of the council in various fields of their activities. Library staff also surf through INTERNET from time to time to find out new happenings in the field of UNANI System of Medicine and the contents thus collected are circulated among the research staff.
Reference and Referral Service
LIC has a big collection of reference tools such as Encyclopedias, Year books, Who’s who, Atlases, Thesaurus, Glossaries, Dictionaries, Directories, etc. to provide the specific information or data to the users and researchers. Besides, the above library provides reference servies through email and whats app also.
Inter Library Loan
The books and reading materials are also made available to the members, Delnet members & sisters Council's Library through Inter Library Loan.
Library and Information Centre has an institutional membership of American Library and British Council Library, New Delhi. The Library & Information Centre provide access to these libraries through its institutional membership to its members. LIC is also an institutional member of DELNET (developing library network).
Documentation & Abstracting Services
The Documentation of published articles in the different proceedings, souvenirs, and other reputed journals authored by council’s researchers is being processed. The Abstracting of M.D. Thesis and dissertations in the field of Unani system of medicine submitted in the different post graduate institutions of the country is also being carried out.