DELNET was started at the India International Centre Library in January 1988 and was registered as a
society in 1992. It was initially supported by the National Information System
for Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of Scientific and Industrial
Reseach, Government of India. It was subsequently supported by the National Informatics Centre,
Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and
Information Technology, Government of India and the Ministry of Culture,
Government of India.
DELNET has been established with the prime objective of promoting resource
sharing among the libraries through the development of a network of libraries.
It aims to collect, store, and disseminate information besides offering
computerised services to users, to coordinate efforts for suitable collection
development and also to reduce unnecessary duplication wherever possible.
DELNET has been actively engaged with the compilation of various Union
Catalogues of the resources available in member-libraries.It has already
created the Union Catalogue of Books,Union List of Current Periodicals, Union
Catalogue of Periodicals,CD-ROM Database,Database of Indian Specialists,
Database of Periodical Articles, Union List of Video Recordings, Urdu
Manuscripts' Database, Database of Theses and Dissertations,
sample databases of language publications using GIST technology and several
other databases. The data is being updated in these databases and is
growing rapidly. All the DELNET databases have been resident on DELSIS, an
in-house software developed on BASISPlus, an RDBMS, the product of Information
Dimensions Inc. of USA which has been provided to DELNET courtesy National
Informatics Centre, New Delhi.
DELNET provides an array of facilities. DELNET'S relentless efforts in resource sharing have proved extremely
effective. It has contributed a lot towards the modernisation of
libraries in India.
Governing Board Members: 2014-2016
Dr. S. Varadarajan
Director General, DSIR
Science and Technology, New Delhi
Dr. S. S. Murthy
Director, DESIDOC. Ministry of
Dr. H. K. Kaul
Dr. P. R. Goswami
Library and Information
Dr. S. S. Mantha
Prof. S. K. Sopory
Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Dr (Mrs.) Shefali Sushil Das
Director-General, National Informatics Centre, New Delhi
Dr. K. Vijay Raghavan
of Science and Technology,
Dr. Upinder Dhar
Librarian-cum-Documentation Officer, Planning Commission Library,
Bhavan, Parliament Street, New Delhi
Dr. Nitin Nayak
Bharati Vidyapeeth University Institute of Management and Research,
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