Services of KRC for new users


Sections /Facilities

  • Electronic Security Gate
  • Circulation Desk
  • Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
  • Issue and Return Kiosk
  • Technical Processing Section
  • Property Counter
  • Reading Area
  • Periodical Section
  • Book Section
  • Back Volume Section
  • Digital Resource Section
  • Conference Room
  • Faculty Reading Room
  • Book Drop Box (placed near auditorium)

Entrance at KRC

  • Sign a register specially provided for the purpose by legibly entering all the columns. The signature shall ensure that the person concerned agrees to abide by the rule and regulations of the library. However, writing materials like note books & loose papers are exempted. No valuable including cash should be left in the Property Counter.
  • The KRC staff may check the user at the entrance of the KRC to examine everything while passing in or going out of the KRC for verification of documents being taken out of the KRC premises, if necessary.

Property Counter

  • Deposit all personal belongings; such as bag, umbrella, file, private books(s), etc. at the property counter of the KRC.

General Information

  • Mobile phone in vibration mode only is permissible.
  • While browsing books, no book should be replaced by the user on the stack themselves.
  • Books once picked out from the stack should be left in the reading table if not issued out
  • The KRC reserves the right to ask any user to leave the premises for reasons of break of conduct or discipline.
  • Users are not allowed to take out any reading materials whatsoever from the KRC without recording in the circulation section. Such an action would be considered illegal and will be brought to the notice of the authority.

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

  • The user may search the resources of KRC through a computer dedicated for OPAC near the Circulation Counter.
  • OPAC is an online database of resources held by KRC. The users may search his/her required resources through OPAC by title, author, subject, ISBN, ISSN, Call number of the resource. The user may connect to the OPAC through the IASST LAN or WiFi with the help of any computer or laptop by using the IP: 192.168.20.149:8000 within the institute campus.

Periodical Section

  • Sign a register (log book) specially provided for reading the journals or magazines.

Digital Resource Section

  • Sign a register (log book) specially provided for using the computers / digital resources. The users who are interested for browsing Institutional Repository of KRC may log on to IP: 192.168.1.151/xmlui or IP:192.168.1.151/jspuithrough the IASST LAN or WiFi with the help of any computer or laptop within the institute campus.

Back Volume Section

  • Sign a register (log book) specially provided for using the back volumes.

Circulation of Book

  • The users may issue or return the books at the circulation counter.
  • The users may also use Self Service Circulation Kiosk for issue and return of book as per given instructions. The users may return the issued books without coming inside the KRC with the help of Book Drop Box located outside.
  • The users must submit photocopy of office order of their extension of service for validation of their continuation at IASST in order to issue book.

Electronic Security Gate

  • User may be caught by the Electronic Security Gate whoever takes out the resources of KRC without issuing.

Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) or simply library catalog is an online database of materials held by a library. Users search a library catalog primarily to locate books and other material available at a library. OPAC is the gateway to library’s collection

OPAC (Open Public Access Catalogue) is the tool for searching the collection of the Library. This provides you facility to search and check the availability of the document/(s) of your choice in the library. The documents could be searched by a number of access points viz. Title, Author, Subject, ISBN, Keywords, etc. These access points could be used individually or in conjunction with each other through ‘Library Catalog’ option for searching the documents.The detailed instruction is stated below-

  • Turn on Mozilla Firefox and OPAC will open.
  • Search the required book by typing the title or accession no. of the book and press / touch ‘Go’.
  •  The drop down option nearby provides the parameters by which a search can be done, for ex.- Library catalogue (which accounts for all kind of searches), Title, Author, Subject, ISBN, Series, Call number.
  • If the book is available in the KRC, it will show below, along with the related books.
  • The user can also sign-in to his/her OPAC account by collecting a user id and password from the KRC. The following options will appear or if it doesn’t, click     , on the top left of the screen and then on ‘Your Lists’ option to find the following-
  • Your summary
  • Your fines
  • Your personal details
  • Your tags
  • Charge your password
  • Your reading history
  • Your purchase suggestions
  • Your messaging
  • Your lists

The Patron may click any one option of the above mentioned list and check their detail

User manual

  • Patrons are requested to sign in the register as soon as they enter the KRC and sign the other registers as required to use the services of the KRC.
  • Membership is granted on the express understanding that they legally bind themselves to return all documents (which are property of Govt. of India), including their ID Card, on their own and obtain a no-due certificate at the time of termination of membership. The issued membership cards should be produced at every transaction. No documents will be issued other than against borrower’s ID Card. The membership ID Cards are not transferrable. KRC members are responsible for the books/ journals issued in their name. Members should sign in the gate register while entering the KRC and the other registers/logbooks for using the KRC services.
  • Patrons are requested to return or renew their book/s and other documents issued from the KRC within the due date to avoid any fines.
  • The visitors such as regular and contractual may be allowed during the prescribed days and time and also those who want to use the KRC for one day may do so after filling up the visitor’s register kept at the entrance of the KRC. Others may seek prior permission for Reference Membership by submitting filled up prescribed forms duly recommended by the Head of the Institution/Organization to which the applicants are attached
  • All patrons are requested to submit their latest extension letter proving continuation of service at the institute. It needs to be submitted every time a new extension is received for uninterrupted KRC services.

Use of Book Drop Box

The book drop box is placed near the auditorium. Patrons are requested to go through the following instructions for returning the book to KRC via this box without going to KRC.

  • Write the member number, time and Accession Number/s of the book/s to be dropped in the Drop Box, in the register available with the security. The register kept for this purpose is only for statistical purpose and mere entry in the register will not be considered that the book/s is are returned.
  • Put the book in the middle (from left to right) of the book hole, with the book touching the sensor surface inside the hole when it sides down the slope.
  • Now, gently drop the book, the sensor and reader which are placed on the middle of the slope, downwards must detect the book being returned and it will show on the screen, collect the receipt. Maintain a gap of at least 1-3 seconds and not more than or before the end of the countdown as shown on the screen.
  • Ensure the return of the book by checking through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). OPAC can be accessed anywhere through the LAN or Wi-Fi network of the institute by typing 192.168.20.245:8000 on the address bar of any internet browser and pressing ‘Enter’.
  • In case the OPAC is showing that book/s are not returned, immediately register the same in the register against the member number or send email to iasstkrc@gmail.com or alternatively the user can submit a written complaint to the library also.
  • The Book Drop will be cleared between 9 am- 9.30am next day.
  • In case of any problem, the user should contact the library immediately and not wait for later.
  • Tampering of Books/ Book Tags will attract a large penalty.

Use of KIOSK Facility

The users of KRC can issue or return books at the issue-return Kiosk machineavailable inside the KRC with the help of following instructions provided below.

  • For Issuing Book
  • Put the book/s on RFID Reader (silver colour) on the KIOSK machine.
  • Put the user Id. Card on top of the book/s.
  • Touch ‘Issue’ on the top left side of the screen.
  • Touch ‘Start’, the details of the transaction shows.
  • Then touch ‘Issue’, collect slip.
  • Touch ‘Back’.
  • After the issue is completed, please submit the ‘Book Card’ to the Library Reception Counter in the KRC.
  • For Returning Book
  • Put the book/s on RFID Reader (silver colour) on the KIOSK machine.
  • Put the user Id. Card on top of the book/s.
  • Touch ‘Return’ on the top left of the screen.
  • Touch ‘Start’, the details of the transaction shows.
  • Then touch ‘Issue’, collect slip.
  • Touch ‘Back’.
  • After the return is completed, please submit the Book to the Library Reception Counter in the KRC.

Notice

Ensure the issue/return of the book by checking through OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). OPAC can be accessed anywhere through the LAN or Wi-Fi network of the institute by typing 192.168.20.245:8000 on the address bar of any internet browser and pressing ‘Enter’.

  • In case the OPAC is showing that book/s are not issued/returned, immediately register the same in the register against the member number or send email to iasstkrc@gmail.com or alternatively the user can submit a written complaint to the library also.
  • In case of any problem, the user should contact the library immediately and not wait for later.
  • Tampering of Books/ Book Tags will attract a large penalty.

To accessInstitutional Repository (IR)

  • In the address bar of the browser type 192.168.1.151/xmlui or 192.168.1.151/jspui and press enter. Both the pages ‘xmlui’ and ‘jspui’ are the same in content but with different designs.
  • Structure of DSpace:  Community→ Sub-Community→ Collection → Bitstreams
  • Each DSpace service is comprised of Communities – the highest level of the Dspace content hierarchy.
  •  Each Community have Sub-Community and the Sub-Communities have Collections which have the files uploaded under them.
  • Following are some of the communities in Institutional Repository (IR)
    • Alumni 
    • Administrative Documents
    • Appreciation
    • Audio Visual Documents
    • Books
    • IASST in News & Media
    • Images
    • Patents
    • Policy
    • Reports
    • Research Publication (Chapters in Book)
    • Research Publication (Journal papers and others)
    • Sample
    • Theses