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MYLIBNET (Mysore Library Network) PDF Print E-mail

MYLIBNET (Mysore Library Network)

Mysore city is unique compared to any other metropolitan city due to the richness in information resources. It is also unique in a way where one can find information on many areas like food science, sericulture, speech & hearing, pharmacy, dentistry, polymer, medicine, archeology, anthropology, Indian languages and engineering at one place. Considering this uniqueness, the Mysore Library Network (MYLIBNET) was established at Mysore city in the year 1995 and the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, being an active member of Mysore City Library Consortium (MCLC), is hosting this network in its premises.

CFTRI is one of the premier Sectoral Centres of NISSAT in the area of food science and technology. With this added advantage, MYLIBNET is working closely with MCLC to promote information services in Mysore city.


MYLIBNET is also having the same objectives like other library networks in India but with a difference. One of the main objectives of this network is to prepare a union catalogue of periodicals subscribed by the member libraries. Accordingly, most of the library networks have been compiling the catalogue either in hard copy or in electronic form. Due to information technology advancement, this catalogue is now made available on the Internet.

MYLIBNET has also compiled this catalogue in the year 1996 in the machine-readable form and developed a software package (floppy disk version) for searching this catalogue either by institution name, journal title or by keywords. This software was released to its members in July 1996.

In order to have faster communication among libraries, MYLIBNET has been subscribing to electronic mail service of Education and Research Network (ERNET) of Department of Electronics (DoE), Govt. of India. Since the mail hub was located at Bangalore, which is 140 km away from Mysore city, all the members were provided with telephones with STD facility by their parent institutions to access e-mail service. Library and information science professionals from member institutions were trained on e-mail operation.


MYLIBNET is organizing various programmes regularly for the benefit of library and information science professionals. Some of them are:

Workshop on Multimedia Applications in Library and Exhibition of Multimedia Products

Seminar on Bar Code Applications in Library and Demonstration of Bar Code Products

Workshop on Internet Concept and Techniques and Live Demonstration of Internet Access over STD Line

Training Programme on Common Communication Format for the Creation of Databases

Seminar on Digital Library

Technical Seminar on Library Management System

Workshop on Internet and Web Publishing in collaboration with Academy of Information Science.

Workshop on Bandwidth Management

MALIBNET (Madras Library Network) PDF Print E-mail

MALIBNET (Madras Library Network)

MALIBNET is a registered society of Tamil Nadu Government(Reg. No.45/1993). It was formed in 1993. Nearly 83 libraries are contributing actively to the MALIBNET. 37 major Education/Research institutions have joined as member institution of MALIBNET.

 Aims & Objectives: 

    * Faster growth in the fields of information science & technology.  

    * Undertake scientific research in the field of library & documentation. 

    * Evolve a network of libraries & information centers in India.  

    * Establish appropriate links to national & international libraries and networks. Free E Journals.

    * Facilitate resource sharing & information dissemination through networks.


The Library Network PDF Print E-mail

The Library Network

The Library Network is a public library cooperative serving 73 libraries in southeast Michigan. Its mission is to provide and facilitate quality services developed through collaboration of their member libraries. They are funded by the state and by their member libraries.


Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) PDF Print E-mail

Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN)

OPEN is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and offers free services aligned with the DOL’s grant requirements, designed to support your project. Our partners’ long-standing experience in beneficial service areas will help you achieve your project goals while maximizing the use of your resources.

Support areas include:

Open Educational Resources (OER) practices & policies

Creative Commons (CC) licensing

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Accessibility

Evidence-based online technology use

Effective course and learning design

Help finding existing OER


INDONET (Data Network) PDF Print E-mail

INDONET (Data Network)

Between 1982-86, C.M.C. Ltd. organized a series of seminars on networks debating the merits

of networks - whether they should be publicly or privately owned, what services they should

provide and so on. The feasibility study for a computer network which resulted from this, formed

the basis for a Government of India approval for installing the network.

The INDONET network was made operational in March 1986. The thrust areas of the company

were to:

A. Create the infrastructure for a network and promote a "network culture" within the country.

B. Create a "software library" so that specialized users could afford to use software

C. Provide a platform for developing software

D. Develop in-house expertise in networking and disseminate information to the computing professional arena through training programs, seminars etc.

Government laws placed restrictions on the ownership of the actual lines carrying the data. The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) was the only organization, apart from the railways,allowed to own telephone limes. The first three years, 1986-89 were spent in educating the personnel of the DOT to get higher quality/reliability for data networks as opposed to voice networks, which had been the only kind of networks serviced by DOT.

The network was still neither very reliable nor available however. Users of the network took it mainly as a batch and remote computing facility rather than exploring its possibilities as a network. Users with in-house computing facilities ignored the computing capabilities of the network. There was no possibility of connecting these in-house systems to INDONET because in most cases, the data protocols were different. Meaningful applications were also not available as the uptime was very low.

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