It's more than a library, an information resource division
moving towards……Virtual platform
NIRT Library plays a key role in furthering the research mission of NIRT. Besides holding an excellent print collection of over 17000 Volumes of books and journals on health science, it also holds CD-ROMs, Gratis materials, photographs, reprints, slides, theses, video cassettes, and WHO Publications. During the last fourteen years the Library makes significant investments in acquiring e-journals. It strives to keep pace with a dynamic and technology-enabled information environment to meet the expectations of its users. For providing access to the e-journal literature, a customized Digital Library portal has been established. It provides web-based access to the full-text journals and databases being subscribed by the library. It also provides gateway to ICMR consortium journals, ICMR Resource sharing portal JGate@ICMR, and open access resources. Further to, this portal provides an integrated gateway to access more than 41000 titles available globally. It enhances a customized integrated (24hrs) access (browse; search; locate; download) facility to our patrons; all it needs few mouse click.
The library offers a range of value added services including:
- access to electronic resources through "digital library portal"
- electronic check- in and check-out services
- current awareness service
- document delivery service (Print&Electronic)
- e-Mail co-ordination
- Internet Lab
- Publication (TB Alert)
- Reference assistance
- Resource Sharing
- Facilitating digital medial resources and web based services.
The Institutional Repository of the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRTIR) Chennai, India is a scholarly archiving facility for NIRT scientific community, is being established in 2014, where the institute's intellectual output is preserved, searched and shared. The archive runs on EPrints, an open source software package. We expect the service to facilitate long-term preservation of our research output and provide easy access to these publications, as well as improve their impact. Further, by making our research findings freely available, we hope to contribute to the expanding knowledge base in the global fight against tuberculosis.
Information Alert Service
The library provides alert services to its user group about the latest information on tuberculosis like:
- Latest literature on tuberculosis
- Latest online Journal (issue) published
- Newly added journals on Open Access Portal
- Forthcoming conference, seminars, symposium, workshops etc.
- Press Clippings
As part of our Value Added Services, a monthly publication "TB Alert" is being published and circulated to all ICMR institutes and all the major tuberculosis institutes in India and abroad.
The NIRT Library started is second fornightly publication viz., "HIV Monitor" from January 2017.
The third weekly publication viz., "News Bulletin" has been started from July 2018.