Inter Library Services
Inter library loan is the document delivery request, which facilitates the user to request papers from journals subscribed by other CSIR and DST labs. The requested document is sent either as soft or hard copy depending on the availability in the source laboratory. The following tools facilitate the document sharing among various institutions:
Union Catalogue of Serials Subscribed by CSIR & DST Labs
This catalogue is developed by Information Center for Aerospace Science & Technology (ICAST) of National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore. The complete holding list of journals available in CSIR & DST labs is listed title wise and lab-wise in this catalogue.
Users can access the holding details of the labs and request the journal papers that are not available in their laboratory (Click the RA tab provided alongside every listing and enter the full details of the required article and submit). The requested document will be delivered as soft or hard copy.
National Union Catalogue of Scientific Serials in India (NUCSSI)
NUCSSI is a data repository of a large number of unique journal titles and library holdings belonging to major universities, S&T institutions, R&D units of industries, higher institutes like IISc, IITs and professional institutes spread all over the country.
NUCSSI provides information on the availability of journal titles in the libraries. Moreover, integration of database with e-mail service enables routing of library/user request information. The journal holdings of around 545 institutions across the country are listed in this catalogue. This catalogue is maintained by NISCAIR.
Users can request articles from the institutions listed for journal availability by giving full information of the required article and the correspondence details.