CSIR-NATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE,

UPPAL ROAD, HYDERABAD-500007

HARI NARAIN KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE CENTRE AND MAPS & DRAWING

History

Hari Narain Knowledge Resource Centre (H.N.K.R.C.) of the Institute is the continuation of the library of the Central Board of Geophysics which came into existence in late 1940s in Kolkata. In October 1961 this Board was transformed as the National Geophysical Research Institute at Hyderabad under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

The CSIR-NGRI Library is the most comprehensive and unique collection of Earth Sciences resources within the country reflecting the history of the Institute in its collection. Its present collection has books covering broadly all the disciplines of Solid Earth Science System (Geophysics, Geology, Geochemistry, Geochronology) besides books on  Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering and Computer Sciences, History and Hindi (including literature and scientific books). The main collection of the library is in the form of books, online journals (as well as hard copy) and journal back volumes. The library also hosts scientific publications of the institute scientists, maps and scientific reports.

Library has subscription of various databases, publicly available resources, electronic reference material, abstracts and indexes and bibliographic databases.  Library uses KOHA, an Open Source Integrated library management software for all its housekeeping activities. The major services provided by the Library are:

  • Online Access to e-resources and non-book collection

Available major collections on Earth Science related subject books, CD-ROM & Floppies.

  • OPAC external link (Online Public Access Cataloguing)

The complete bibliographic information of the resources (Books/Thesis etc.) in the library- either issued or available in the rocks can be check by the users.

  • Current Awareness

The newly arrived books /journals are displayed at Library and as well as in digital display boards at CSIR-NGRI

  • Abstract Display Service (through email)

The abstracts of the manuscripts for publications/presentations from the scientific/technical staff of institute are displayed in the Library notice board as well as on CSIR-NGRI Intranet. This information is also sent to the scientific/technical staff of the institute through official email on daily basis.

  • Reference Service

The most valuable resources like Encyclopaedias/Hand books/Dictionaries etc. are kept in Reference Section for the use of researchers.

·         Citation Analysis

The information on citations of journals and the Impact Factors are provided through citation databases.

·        Digital Library

CSIR-NGRI is having the digital collection of E-Books/E-Journals and E-Databases for the utilizations of researchers

  • Reprography

The Library has the binding facility for damaged books /journals etc.

The CSIR-NGRI Library users comprise of institute scientists/faculty, technical staff, research scholars (Ph.D/AcSIR) project assistants and researchers from other institutes/universities, and visiting/retired scientists/emeritus scientists. 

LIBRARY RESOURCES:

(As on 1st November 2018)

Print Books

20598

Bound Volumes of Print  Journals

17822

Subscription to Print Journals

15

Subscription to Online Journals

120

CD-ROM Collections

200

Ph.D. Thesis

113

Technical Reports (CSIR-NGRI)

199

 

MAPS & DRAWING

The Total Resources available in Maps & drawing Section (As on 1st November 2018)

Sl No.

Type of Map & Scales

Total Map
codes available

Total available
multiple copies

1

One inch  (1:50000 & 1:63360)

4615

26525

2

Half inch (1:25000 & 1:126,720)

(New + Old)

537

1049

3

Quarter Inch (1:250,000 & 1: 253,440)

511

2010

Gross Total

5663

29584

4

Arial Photograph

15300

15274

Triangulation Data

293

293

General Maps

289

513

 

Library can be reached by:

Phone : +91-40-27012361/2362
Fax: +91-40-27171564
Email: library[at]ngri[dot]res[dot]in

Page Last Updated On : 17-12-2018