Library


About the Library

The Library and Information Centre (L&IC), All India Institute of Speech & Hearing (AIISH), Mysore, is the foremost learning resource centre in the country on communication disorders. It is enriched with one of the world’s best collections of speech and hearing information resources. The L&IC is a member of national-level information services projects like Educational Resources in Medicine (ERMED), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi and National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST), Information and Library Network, University Grants Commission, Government of India, New Delhi. It also partners with regional-level networks such as the Mysore Library Network. Founded along with the institute in 1966, today, the L&IC has been satisfying the information requirements of students ranging from diploma to postdoctoral, teachers, practitioners and researchers in the field of communication disorders and allied areas in AIISH and those in other institutions across the country.

An outstanding collection of print and electronic resources on communication disorders and allied areas, traditional and technology-based information services, sound infrastructure and comfortable, attractive and spacious learning spaces are some of the characteristic features of the Library and Information Centre.

Visit the Library Website (https://aiish.ac.in)

Services

Information Services

The L&IC provides both traditional and electronic information services to the user community. The major traditional information services provided are: (a) Reference Service in which qualified information professionals assist the users in matters such as identification of required information, evaluation of information resources, and usage of various types of information resources; (b) Book Lending Service in which books are issued on loan for a period of time to the users

              

The electronic information services provided include (a) Internet Service at the computer center with the facility for accommodating fifty users at a time, (b) National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST), an electronic information service by the UGC-INFLIBNET for higher education institutions in which the users can access thousands of e-books and e-journals using user name and password, (c) Web Portal based Services in which a variety of information services are provided through our web portal at www.aiish.ac.in such as Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) service, Digital Research Repository service,  access to the subscribed and freely available e-Journals, e-books and online databases and, (d) Plagiarism Checking Service in which the research papers and reports prepared by the staff and students are checked for plagiarism using TURNITIN, the world’s most widely used plagiarism checking software, and (e) Writing Support Service based on Grammarly software.

Information Resources

The Library holds a variety of information sources on communication disorders both in print and electronic formats. The traditional print resources include books, journals, theses and dissertations. The electronic resources are e-books, e-journals, online databases, CD-ROMs, and digitised theses and dissertations.   

Print Books: The Library has a vast collection of print books pertaining to audiology, speech language pathology, speech-language sciences, and allied areas such as special education and clinical psychology. Almost all the books on communication disorders published from different parts of the world are being procured by the Library. 

Print Journals and Bound Volumes: With a view to keep the professionals abreast of the latest developments, the Library subscribes to all the major national and international journals pertaining to communication disorders. Currently, 80  journals, both in print and electronic formats are subscribed. Upon completion of a volume, the journal issues are bound into one and keep for referenceTotally we have more than 3000 bound volumes of periodicals.

Theses and Dissertations: The Library has a good collection of research reports based on the research works carried out at different levels at the institute. These include postgraduate dissertations, doctoral theses, and funded research project reports on various aspects of communication disorders.  

E-books: The LIC has a collection of 176 E-books procured directly by the institute from 4 major publishers in the field, namely Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Cambridge University Press and Wiley Black. In addition, it provides access to more than 3000 E-books on communication disorders and allied areas identified from the N-LIST E-book collection.

E-journals: The majority of the journals pertaining to communication disorders are available online. Of the 80 journals subscribed during the calendar year, 76 are in electronic format. In addition to the directly subscribed 80 e-journals, the Library is getting access to more than 3000 biomedical e-journals as part of ERMED consortium and NLIST.

Online Databases: The LIC subscribes to six online bibliographic databases, including, COMDISDOME, which covers communication disorders literature worldwide and LLBA (Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstract), which covers international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. Other subscribed databases are IEEE, J-gate, MedOneComSCi and Scopus.

Digital Repository: All the reports of the research activities taking place in the institute on various aspects of communication disorders are being digitised to make available on the digital repository over the web portal. There are options for author, keyword, title and subject based searching as well as simple and advanced searching of postgraduate dissertations, doctoral theses, independent project reports and departmental project reports on the repository. Totally there are around one lakh pages of research reports in the repository.    

CD-ROM Resources: The Library is having a collection of more than 300 CD-ROM resources pertaining to communication disorders.

OPAC

 

Web OPAC

Infrastructure & Facilities

Physical

  • Stand alone three-storey building with a plinth area of 26000 sq.ft.
  • Spacious reading spaces to accommodate 200 users simultaneously
  • Forty carrels for private study
  • Stack Sections
  • Reference Section
  • Computer Centre
  • Circulation Counter
  • Staff Rooms
  • Publication Section

IT

  • Electromagnetic Security System
  • Automatic Gate Register
  • Computer center with 50 All-in One computers & High-speed internet connectivity
  • Barcoding Machine and Software
  • Own web portal having domain name registered with ERNET, Govt of India at www.aiish.ac.in
  • Customised DSpace-based Institutional Repository Software
  • Customised Koha-based Integrated Library Management System
  • Digital Document Management Software such as ABBY Fine Reader, Adobe Professional, Flip Builder
  • Customised Moodle–based Integrated Learning Management System

Statistics

Information Resources

Resources

Nos

Books

23473

Bound Volumes

3270

CD/DVDs

445

E-Books

176

ERMED e-Journals

221

Gift Books

276

Journal Archives (Online)

35

Journals          

·         Online

·         Print

80

79

4          

NLIST

·         e-Books

·         e-Journals

 

199500 6000

Online Databases

06

Standards

74

 

Institutional Repository

Resources

Nos

ARF Projects

196

Independent Projects

475

PG Diploma Projects

27

PG Dissertations

1474

PhD Thesis

112

Journals Subscription

Year

No. of Journals (Print + Online)

Amount (₹)

2024-25

80

99,30,400.00

2023-24

17

50,11,574.61

2022-23

17

47,30,874.35

2021-22

29

56,84,291.77

2020-21

60

79,24,649.00

2019-20

118

1,13,37,915.00

2018-19

117

91,47,019.00

2017-18

105

83,35,988.00

2016-17

117

76,04,222.00

 

Expenditure in five years

 

Year

Amount (Rs.)

(in lakhs)

2018-19

1,25,73,311

2019-20

22,18,009

2020-21

86,38,182

2021-22

68,68,367.21

2022-23

12,23,596

2023-24

Not yet finalized

 

Staff

Dr. Shijith Kumar. C
Library and Information Officer
Telephone: 91-0821-2502150
e-mail: lio@aiishmysore.in ; shijith@aiishmysore.in
Fax: 91-0821-251051

 

Mr. B. Nandeesha
Asst. Library and Information Officer
Telephone: 91-0821-2502157
e-mail: nandeesha@aiishmysore.in 

 

Mr. Nidheesh David Kuruvila
Sr. Library and Information Assistant
Telephone: 91-0821-2502151
e-mail: nidheesh@aiishmysore.in  

 

Mr. M. Nanjunda Swamy
Sr. Library and Information Assistant
Telephone: 91-0821-2502158
e-mail:  nanjunda@aiishmysore.in

 

Ms. Gayathri Mohan
Library and Information Assistant
Telephone: 91-0821-2502158
e-mail:  gayathrim@aiishmysore.in  

 

Mr. Lokesh Puttaswamy
Assistant Grade III
Telephone: 91-0821-2502151
e-mail: p.lokesh@aiishmysore.in 

L&IC Advisory Council

S/N

Name and Designation

Position

1.       

Dr. Sujeet Kumar Sinha
Associate Professor, Dept. of Audiology

Chairperson

2.       

Dr. Rajasudhakar, R.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Speech Sciences

Staff Member

3.       

Dr. Geetha, C.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Audiology

Staff Member

4.       

Ms. Ramana Kumari, P. V.
Special Educator, Dept. of Special Education

Staff Member

5.       

Mr. Nandeesha B
Asst. Library & Information Officer

Staff Member

6.       

Mr. Shreyas C T
II BASLP

Student Member

7.       

Ms. Lekha M D
II  BASLP

Student  Member

8.       

Ms. Minu K
II BED-SPED

Student  Member

9.       

Mr. Muhammed Mudassir Makkacheentavida
II  M.Sc.(SLP)

Student  Member

10.   

Ms. Maithri SII M.Sc. (AUD)

Student  Member

11.   

Ms. Chandana S
JRF (SLP)

Research Scholar

12.   

Dr. Shijith Kumar C
Library and Information Officer

Member – Secretary

Working Hours

(a) Mon - Fri

8:30AM - 8:00 PM

(b) Sat

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(c) Sun & holidays

Closed

Workshops & Training

2023-24

S.N

Programme

Date

1

Know Your Library Workshop

25th August 2023

2

Workshop on Academic Integrity and Avoiding of Plagiarism

2nd  & 4th August 2023

3

Workshop Series on Scholarly Literature Databases and Academic Writing

1st December 2023 to 15th  January 2024

4

Workshop  on “Faculty Development Program on E-content Creation”

27th & 28th March 2024

2022-23

S.N

Programme

Date

1

Know Your Library Workshop

07th June 2022 to 17th June 2022

2

Workshop on Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism

9th December 2022

3

Workshop Series on Scholarly Literature Databases and Academic Writing

16th December 2022 to 13th January 2023

4

Workshop  on “Faculty Development Program on E-content Creation”

27th & 28th March 2023

  

 

    

  

  

  

Contact Us

  Library and Information Centre
  All India Institute of Speech &  Hearing
  Manasagangothri
  Mysore 570 006
  INDIA
  Phone: +91-0821 2502150
  e-mail:lio@aiishmysore.in
 

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