Library is automated using Integrated Library Management System (ILMS)
IIMR Library is partially automated using Integrated Library Management Systems (ILMS). ILMS software CMS 2.0 through which Library books are searched by the Author’s Surname, Title, ISBN, Accession Number, Publisher name etc. since academic year 2020-21. Earlier to this IIMR Library was using SERO SOFT ERP from 1/12/2018 to 17/1/2020. It has a sufficient number of textbooks, reference books, social welfare books, National and International Journals/Periodicals to satisfy the requirements of the AICTE and syllabus of the university. According to the reading interest of students, various literatures, Biographies, employment news, Daily Newspapers (English, Hindi languages), E-resources through INFLIBNET N LIST Program (under E-ShodhSindhu) are made available in a good number. Area of the Library is 494 sq. mtrs. with a reading hall with a capacity of 70 students.
CMS 2.0 is a state of the art integrated library management software designed and developed by the Department of Computer Science, Indore Institute of Science and Technology (sister Institute) based on requirements of the college library. It is user friendly software developed to work under a client server environment. The software is compliant to International standards for Bibliographic formats, networking and circulation protocols. After a comprehensive study, discussions and deliberations with the senior library professionals, the software was designed to automate all housekeeping operations in a library. CMS 2.0 has been developed on ASP.NET SQL SERVER. CMS 2.0 allows International standards such as MARK 21 for bibliographic standards. CMS 2.0 is in-house developed software for IIMR Library.
Subscription to e-resources
IIMR has been constantly upscaling its access to the e-resources. Initially the e-resources were accessed through DELNET and then the subscription of J-Gate was taken. Currently, the Institute has a subscription to N-List which is accessed and utilized by the faculties and students, for teaching, learning and research purposes. The Institute also has remote access to e-resources through proxy servers
Amount spent on purchase of Books and Journals
To match the rising demands of the students and faculties, the library of the Institute is well-stocked and also upgraded with the changes and upgradation of the curriculum and learning processes. Currently the Institute Library has an enriched resource of 7,804 books, 32 Journals, 8 Magazines, 7 Newspapers of which 2 are Hindi and 5 are English.
Students access the Library physically in their allotted schedules as per time table and faculties can access library physically, in their free lectures or extended timings. Online Library access is rendered to the faculties and students by chief Librarian. Library has a total seating capacity of 80 to 100 students at a time and also has e-library with 10 desktops, latest licensed version of software’s, anti-viruses and LAN Connections to enrich the library experience of all the students and faculties.