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List of HARSAC Publications
The Library of HARSAC is catering to the informational needs of scientists and other
user agencies. Library collection includes
books, journals, magazines, research reports, newspapers and satellite data etc.
1.1 Library Resources
Technical Reports / Student’s projects
Newspapers & Magazines
1.2 Seating Capacity
The total seating capacity in the reading area of Library is 10 and it is fully
1.3 Library Automation
HARSAC library is using Libguru software for automating library activities which
is developed by Spring Time Software Company,
Delhi. This software supports the
housekeeping operations of the library.
The Library has developed the complete databases of library members and library
1.4 Digital Library
HARSAC publishes the results of various projects in the form of Technical Reports. These reports are available in the
Library for reference to the users agencies, other institutions and related organizations
for planning various developmental programs. The library has digitized these reports
and created a digital repository using Greenstone Digital Library Software for making
easy access to the users. The forthcoming reports in electronic form will be added
to the digital repository of HARSAC. departments.
The library will provide hard /soft copies
of technical reports to its users at nominal price.
A compendium is also available in library
which contains list, cost and abstracts of technical reports.
1.5 Satellite Data Bank
HARSAC library has the following databases: Aerial Photographs, Satellite Data (Paper
Prints, Diapositives (CCT’s), CDs and DVDs and different resource maps at different
scales covering various themes. The library receives data, keeps records, processes,
stores and maintains the satellite data for its retrieval and use by the scientists
The software used to access the satellite data at HARSAC
library is called Satellite Data Information System.
The satellite data shall be issued to staff members
of HARSAC only.
departments/students can consult the
satellite data in house only with the permission of Chief scientist, HARSAC.
1.6 Internet Facility is available in Library.
2.0 Library Rules
The following are entitled for membership:
Technical staff of HARSAC.
Non technical staff of HARSAC.
Students of M tech (Geo informatics).
Research Associates/Project Assistants
(All the Research Associates/Project Assistants have to be deposited security of
rupees 2000/ in Accounts branch for availing the library facilities.)
2.2 Working Hours:
The Library shall remain open as follows:
Monday – Friday
2.3 Admission to the Library
Only registered members shall be permitted for admission to the Library.
He/she must produce his/her Identity Card at the entrance of the Library,
failing which admission may be refused.
However, non-members shall be allowed admission only with special permission of
the Chief scientist. Any non member
who would like to use the Library shall enter his/her name in Visitor’s Register
& shall keep his/her personal books and other belongings in the racks
provided at the reception counter.
2.4 Access to Books
The Harsac Library follows a “Closed Access System”.
The members can access stack areas with the permission of librarian. It is
mandatory for all the library users to get the belongings checked at the gate before
leaving the Library.
2.5 Library Assistance
Members shall be free to seek the assistance of Library Staff in the selection of
books and reading material, consultation of library, literature search, etc.
2.6 Issue & return of books
Library of HARSAC follows register system for issue and return of books.
2.7 Loan Privileges
2.71 Borrowing Entitlement Will Be As Under.
No. of Books
No. of Days
Non technical staff
Students of M Tech( Geo- Informatics
2.72 Return of Books and Imposition of Fine.
All the borrowers are advised to return the books well in time. Fine of rupees 1/
per day per book will be imposed if the borrower fails to return the book within
The GJU will not issue clearance certificate/roll number to the M.Tech. Students
until the concerned produces NO DUES CERTIFICATE from HARSAC.
2.73 Remission of Fine
Chief Scientist HARSAC may reduce or remit the fine imposed on any borrower for
late return of books. Borrower will make written request to the chief scientist
for this purpose.
2.74 Re-Issue and Re-Call of Books
Books shall not be re-issued to the same borrower, if any other Library user has
reserved them. Books can be recalled
at any time without assigning any reason.
2.8 Loss of Books
A book lost
by borrower shall be replaced with the latest edition or, the borrower will pay
the current price of the book. In case
the current price of the book cannot be verified from any standard bibliographic
source, then the recorded price of the book shall be payable. Indian edition shall
be replaced by the Indian edition and the foreign by the foreign edition. The exchange
rate applicable in all cases shall be the current conversion rate of any Nationalized
Bank /RBI/ Published in The Economics Times (T.T. Selling).
2.9 Damage to Books
Borrowers must satisfy themselves about the physical condition of the book before
borrowing. They shall be held
responsible for any damage or mutilation noticed at the time of return of book(s).
The Chief Scientist shall be competent to impose penalties if any member is found
guilty of damaging/mutilating/disfiguring a book or any other reading material.
The Library shall follow HARSAC norms regarding write off & disposal of damaged
or lost books on the recommendation of library committee.
2.11 Stock Verification
Stock verification will be done annually and during stock verification the library
will remain closed.
2.12 NO- Dues Certificate
Before leaving the HARSAC every student has to return the library books and clear
all dues, if any, and obtain a NO Dues certificate from library. The GJU authority
will be informed accordingly.
Every staff member has to return library books and clear all dues, if any, and obtain
a No Dues certificate from library before leaving the HARSAC.
Research Associates/Project Assistants
Before leaving the HARSAC every Research Associates/Project Assistants
has to return the library books and clear all dues, if any, and obtain a NO Dues
certificate from library.
2.13 Discipline within the Library Premises
and other Guidelines:
All the members are required to maintain
proper discipline in the library premises, and observe library rules.
Silence shall be observed in the Library.
The library users are advised to keep their
mobiles switched off or on silent mode.
Tea and eatables are not allowed in library.
Users found talking loudly, shouting or quarrelling
or including in eve-teasing or any other act of indiscipline shall be liable to
punishment as per HARSAC Rules.
Smoking/Spitting is strictly prohibited in
Damage to the Library property may lead to
withdrawal of library privileges. In
serious cases heavy fine and other disciplinary action will be taken.
Only light writing material shall be allowed
inside the Library, Personal books, issued library books not meant for return, files,
rain-coats, umbrella etc. shall be kept at the Reception Counter at Reader’s own
risk and responsibility.
Any member who is found guilty of taking
a book out of the library without authorization shall be liable to disciplinary
action/withdrawal of library privileges and/or fine.
The nature of punishment shall be determined by the Chief Scientist, HARSAC.
The chief scientist, HARSAC shall be competent
to impose any one or more of the following penalties for any act of indiscipline:
Temporary or permanent withdrawal of library facilities or cancellation of membership.