The Department of Library & Information Studies has two constituents:
(i) the library which supplements the academic, intellectual, informational, inspirational, spiritual and recreational requirements of the academia with its rich resources and services, and
(ii) the academic Department of Information Studies
The academic department offers following courses Postgraduate Certificate Programme in Information Studies (PGCIS). The programme is delivered entirely online using virtual learning platform and consists of three modules: information literacy, academic writing and communication, and intellectual property and its management.
The library provides open access to its documents and any member can browse through the collections which are arranged according to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). Thanks to the abundance of its resources, the library is divided into four sections: General, Science, English and Self Financing (Jubilee) Block. The library gives access to 96000 books and 140 periodicals in print.
The library provides an online catalogue to trace these books, which is accessible from the library page in Resources’ tab of the college website at https://stthomas.ac.in/. Readers can search for the documents which they require from their desktops or mobile gadgets anywhere from the world. The members can also access scholarly literature which is available online through National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N- LIST) ofUGC-1NFLIBNET. The link ofN-LIST is also available in the library page ofthe college Website. Through N-LIST, members can access to 6000+ e-journals and 31,35 000+ ebooks from the following publishers or databases:
1. Cambridge Core by Cambridge University Press
2. EBSCOhost(H W Wilson and eBook Collection)
3. Economic and Political Weekly
4. Indian Journals.com
6. IOPscience by Institute of Physics
7. Oxford Academic by Oxford University Press
8. Royal Society of Chemistry
9. iG Library by IG Publishing
10. Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (IS ID)
11. Oxford Scholarship Online
12. ProQuest Ebook Central
13. Sage Knowledge ebooks
14. South Asia Archive
15. Taylor& Francis eBooks
16. World ebook Library
The department also provides: Access to International Monetary Fund e-Library, Orientation on library resources, Access to documents supporting research, Training on electronic database search, In-person reference assistance / literature search, Training on academic publishing, Training on electronic reference management, Similarity report of documents and, International Standard Book Number (ISBN) allotment.
Different sections Of the college library houses 40 terminals Of computers for the use Of students and faculty. All the electronic services ofthe department is available under the brand liveSTOM at http://livestom.in. For more information, feel free to contact the college librarian or send a mail to email@example.com
Besides being well stacked with several books related to each subject, there is also a large collection related to general topics, advanced topics and books for competitive exams. For some departments and subjects, there are book banks for books which are otherwise too expensive to be purchased by students on a personal basis. This facility is for deserving students and the books are made easily accessible for students. Some of the features that augment teaching/learning processes are:
- Library is open before and after the regular working hours.
- Librarian gives an orientation class for every batch to enable students to use better the resources and electronic facilities available for them.
- Koha software is used to ensure better access to books in the library
- New books arriving in the library are displayed on the New Arrivals rack for two weeks for visibility
- Teachers and library staff encourage students to use more of E-journals, e-books and e-resources
- For assignments, seminars and projects teachers insist students to use library and online library resources.
Publications Division of St Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur is the organ which publishes the intellectual output of the college in the form of books, reports, conference proceedings etc. The Division is currently housed in the General Library of the college and headed by the College Librarian.For any kinds of queries, please contact Mr Sanjo Jose, Librarian & Director of Publications at firstname.lastname@example.org.The publications of the college with ISBN are listed below:
|Sl No||Title||Authors/Editors||Price, Book Version, Year of publication||Book Description||ISBN|
|1||Disappearing Wetlands of Thrissur||Roby TJ||200, E-Book 2018||Mapping landuse and climate change in Thrissur district over three decades||978-81-935819-0-2|
|2||Proceedings of International Conference on Chemistry and Physics of Materials||Jinish Antony M, Joseph Joly VL, Joby Thomas K, Jency Thomas||Complimentary for participants, 2019, Paper Back||The conference proceedings of ICCPM-2018 contains the abstract and extended abstract of pioneering researchers, scientists and research scholars.The conference proceedings showcase the research output of young researchers||978-81-935819-1-9|
|3||Proceedings of National Seminar on Statistical Approaches in Data Science||V.M. Chacko||100, E-Book, 2018||The book consists of papers accepted for presentation in the National Seminar on Statistical Approaches in Data Science.||978-81-935819-2-6|
|4||Biodiversity of Kerala after deluge: Concerns, implications and Conservation strategies||Dr. C. F. Binoy||150, 2019, Paper Back||Biodiversity of Kerala will be evaluated in the post deluge circumstances. How deluge might have influenced the macro and micro biodiversity will be discussed in the book. The biodiversity of different landscapes and taxa will be addressed and the conservation strategies for protecting our precious biodiversity will be prioritised.||978-81-935819-3-3|
|5||Emerging Trends in Genomic Research||Vimala Jose, Aiswariya KS, Hridhya MV||100, 2019, Paper Back||Proceedings of the National seminar on Emerging trends in Genomic Research organized by the Department of Botany, St. Thomas College, Thrissur includes invited lectures and selected oral presentations. The objective of the Seminar is to generate interest to learn about the cutting edge research in biomedical genomics and to explore advances in the diagnostic value of genomic research so as to make the students conquer new avenues in Biological Research and Life Sciences.||978-81-935819-4-0|
|6||Proceedings of Centenary International Conference on Advancements in Science and Humanities||Paul Jose P, Thomas MT, Ann Mary KA||Complimentary for participants, 2019, PaperBack||The proceedings of the Conference contains research papers presented in the Centenary International Conference on Advancements of Science and Humanities organised by Finishing School, St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur during 21, 22 and 23 March 2019||978-81-935819-5-7|
DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY
Mr.Sanjo Jose, Librarian
Date of Joining: 30.12.2014
Akkara House, Parakkulam Road
Angamaly P.O. – 683 572
Library Advisory Committee
1. Sri. Sanjo Jose (Convenor)
2. Sri. David C.V. (J. Convener)
3. Smt. Jnana Bhai K.P.
4. Smt. Jency Thomas
5. Smt. Sindhu George
6. Sri. Sabu A.S.
7. Smt. Rameela Ravindran
8. Smt. Nees Paul
9. Smt. Rani Jasmine
10. Sri. Joby Paul
11. Smt. Jeena Joseph
12. Student Representative
13. Student Representative