Knowledge Resource Centre
Knowledge Resource Centre
The CGCRI KRC, a pioneer knowledge resource centre for glass, ceramics and allied fields, was also established in August 26, 1950. KRC is equipped with good collection of books, journals, patents and standards, state-of-the art facilities and technology infrastructure, professional manpower, internet connectivity and access to more than 4200 e-journals of 16 publishers, including Web of Science (Bibliographic Database), Derwent Innovation Index, Delphion (Patent Databases), ASTM Standards, Indian Standards and Indian journals under CSIR e-journal consortium. It endeavours to provide the latest information to the scientists, technologists, research scholars, research interns and project assistants of the Institute in their day-to-day R&D work and also to extend its facilities to the users of various academic, research and industrial organizations of this region including those from other Institutes of CSIR, ICAR, ICMR, IITs, BARC, in the country.
Knowledge is among the key drivers of economic growth and within institutional settings, knowledge represent the fundamental quantifiable parameter of organizational functioning. Research organizations create knowledge by leveraging existing knowledge; a paradigm that makes knowledge management of particular importance. Institutions creating and utilizing knowledge are thus mandated to evolve mechanisms to store, share, disseminate, protect and analyze their knowledge resources towards public and societal goods in order to improve organizational effectiveness; and to mainstream organizational goals with socio-economic development.
To this end, the newly created Knowledge and IP Management Division works in an intercalated framework of knowledge dissemination, knowledge protection, knowledge warehousing and knowledge analytics. Keeping in view the current organizational structure, the aforesaid framework is essentially arranged into independent functional units that have overlapping deliverables.
Knowledge Dissemination: This is achieved through compilation, collation and dissemination of institutional knowledgebase through publications and reports.
Knowledge Protection: This is achieved through a robust and well-organized intellectual property management system, that is effectively front-ended with the central IP management system of CSIR.
Knowledge Warehousing: This is achieved through the existing knowledge resource centre comprising of books and periodicals that is also integrated with the national digital access systems comprising of online journals and databases.
Knowledge Analytics: This is achieved through a policy research approach based on integrative functioning of all the above units. This component is envisaged to provide a decision support system for the Director in planning institutional growth paths.
- Internet Access
- Resource Sharing
- Literature Searching
- Documentation Service
- Current Awareness Service
- Document Delivery
- Photocopying Service
- News Clippings
- User Awareness & Education
Library policy and services rendered to outsiders
Library Hours: Monday to Friday (9:30 – 18.00 hrs)
- Current Journals: Foreign journals-57, Indian journals-34
- Library holdings: 46,309 books and bound volumes of journals
- Online Databases: Web of Science (Bibliographic Database)
- Thomson Innovation (Patent Databases),
- ASTM Standards and Indian Standards
- E Journals: More than 4200 journals of 16 publishers (Click http://nkrc.niscair.res.in/)
Proceedings of the National Seminar on Information and Knowledge Dissemination: Present Status and Future Directions (IKD-2011). Ed by Chandana Patra, Bidhan Chandra Chaudhuri, B R Mandal, Ashoke Kumar Podder, Bula Ghosh Subhra Lahiri and Namita Dutta, CGCRI, Kolkata, 2012.
Dr Chandana Patra, Prinicpal Technical Officer
Bidhan Chaudhuri, Senior Technical Officer (3)
Last Updated on April 1, 2021