Exhibition on ‘U N & World Bank Publications’


Exhibition of 




Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram

From 25th  October to 7th November 2012

(8 AM to 7:30 PM)

 All are welcome


Onam Celebration (ഓണാഘോഷം)

The Kerala University Library  community celebrated the harvest festival  Onam on 23rd August 2012.  As part of the celebration a fabulous floral carpet (അത്തപ്പൂക്കളം) was made.  The celebrations featured various contests ranging memory test to കസേരകളി.  A sumptuous  sadya (സദ്യ) was organized for the participants.


The Programme

Welcome speech by Smt. L. Saraswathy, University Librarian I/C

Presidential Address by Dr. J. Prabhash, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala

Inaugural speech by Dr. A. Jayakrishnan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala

Keynote Address by Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director INFLIBNET Centre

Presentation on Shodhganga by Shri. Manoj Kumar K,  Sr. Scientist  INFLIBNET Centre

Signing of MoU for SHODHGANGA

Exchange of MoU

Felicitation by Dr. Jolly Jacob Member, Syndicate

Felicitation by Dr.Vinod Chandra S.S Director, Computer Centre

Handing over of softcopies of theses to INFLIBNET Centre

Vote of thanks by Shri. Majeed H, Co-ordinator


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The Programme

Signing MoU for SHODHGANGA

Theses and dissertations are known to be the rich and unique source of information, often the only source for research work that does not find its way into various publication channels. Doctoral dissertations are manifestation of result of four to five years of intense work involving huge investment of resources, both mental and physical and infrastructure and other support from the universities. A thesis reflects quality of research work conducted by a student and the ability of an institution to lead and support original work of research in a given discipline.  The Shodhganga@INFLIBNET Centre provides a platform for research students to deposit their Ph.D. theses and make it available to the entire scholarly community in open access. The repository has the ability to capture, index, store, disseminate and preserve ETDs submitted by the researchers.

University of Kerala is going to  participate in this project and Memorandum of Understanding will be signed at 3:30 PM on 20th July 2012.

UGC-INFONET E-Journal Consortium

The Kerala University Library in association with INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad is conducting one day orientation programme on “UGC-INFONET E-Journal Consortium” on Friday,  20th July 2012 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM. Venue will be the Senate Chamber of University of Kerala. There is no registration fee. Working lunch and tea will be provided for the participants. Research scholars, P.G. students and faculty members of the University can participate in the programme.  Since the seating facility is limited,  please register your name with the I.T. section of the Library on or before 17-07-2012, 5:00 PM by mail or in person.

New IBM Server Installed

A New IBM x3690 X5 server installed in the library for meeting the changing workload demands.  IBM® System x3690 X5 is a powerful two-socket 2U rack-mount server using the latest Intel Xeon processors.

Also installed IBM System Storage® TS2250 Tape Drive to archive, retrieve and to secure information.

EBSCO Information Services

Established in 1944, EBSCO is the world’s leading information agent offering  more than 300 full-text and secondary research databases covering all subject areas, levels of research, and user communities.   EBSCO also offers eBook and eAudioBook services (via eBooks on EBSCOhost) as well as EBSCO Discovery ServiceThe Kerala University Library is now getting trial access to EBSCO.

Guilford Periodicals Online

The following publications from Guilford Press is available in the library,  for Online Access

INFLIBNET Subject Gateway for Indian E-Journals

A Subject Gateway to Indian Electronic Resources  “InfoPort”  is developed by the INFLIBNET Centre,  to serve as a comprehensive gateway to all Indian scholarly content.  The gateway open the Indian scholarly content scattered over the Internet through an integrated interface that support search, browse and multiple listing.

The resources covered in the infoPort are organized under ten major categories (000 to 999) according to the Dewey Decimal Classification.  Resources in the InfoPort are also arranged alphabetically by subjects.

The Info-Port is now accessible at: http://infoport.inflibnet.ac.in/