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ACCESSING THE CULTURAL INFORMATION & KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES OF KALA NIDHI

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Accessing the Cultural Information & Knowledge Resources of Kala Nidhi

All the Cultural Information & Knowledge resources available at IGNCA can be accessed by any individual, Indian or foreign. Membership is open to all with special facilities for scholars and researchers on payment of a nominal fee. There are lower rates for students who are registered with Universities/Institutions of Higher Learning for their Ph.D. or M.Phil programmes. However, they need to get their applications sponsored by their institutions.

Membership:

Membership shall be granted on applying on the prescribed form available from the reference library and also available at IGNCA website. Membership cannot be claimed as right. Competent Authority at IGNCA has the discretionary power to grant membership to any person(s).

Membership shall be of following categories.

  • One week - free of charge

  • Rs. 100/- per month

  • Annual-students-250/- per annum with renewal at Rs. 150/- per annum;

  • Others – Rs. 500/- p.a. with renewal of Rs. 300/- p.a.

  • Lifetime-Onetime payment of Rs. 5,000/-

  • Membership fee rates are to be notified from time to time as per the instructions/orders of the Competent Authority. The payment is to be made In favor of IGNCA, New Delhi, Payble at New Delhi by DD / Pay Order / Cheques / Cash at IGNCA Account.

     

    Working Hours

    The reference library shall remain open to its members from 9.00 am to 5.30 p.m., six days a week (Monday to Saturday), except on gazetted holidays. However, resources held by the Divisions of IGNCA other than the reference library will be available for consultation only between 9.00 am and 5.30 pm on week days (i.e. Monday to Friday)

    Services

    Members shall be allowed to refer to any of the resources in the library, and other units of Kala Nidhi

    Photocopying(black & white as well as colour) facility shall be available on payment basis (to be notified from time to time) as per the provisions of the Copyright Act with special permission of the Librarian/Incharge.

    Members shall have the facility to get print copies of microfilm/microfiche after obtaining permission from the Librarian/Incharge on payment basis (to be notified from time to time) under provisions of the Copyright Act/ restrictions placed in it.

    Microfilm/Microfiche readers have been provided for use of the members.

    Material from other libraries may be obtained on Inter-Library Loan basis, if possible.

    Members shall also be allowed to use computer terminals for accessing library information and other databases. They can also bring their own laptops for use in the library.

    Care of material

    Members should not mutilate/damage the material provided to them for consultation. They also should not mark the material or fold it at any place. At any time, if it is found that the material has been mutilated/damaged by a member, his/her membership shall be cancelled immediately and he/she shall be held responsible for compensating the losses.

    Personal belongings

    Except for writing material and a laptop, nothing shall be allowed to be taken into the library. Such non-permissible items have to be deposited/kept at the Property Counter.

    Loss of Identity Card/Readers Ticket

    Members are responsible for the proper upkeep/security of their Identity Card/Reader Ticket(s) and whatever is issued to them on it.

    In the event of loss of Identity Card/Readers Ticket a duplicate Identity Card/Readers Ticket may be issued to the member on payment of Rs. 50/- in cash to the IGNCA on the specific note of the Librarian/Incharge. However, members themselves are responsible for any misuse of the originally issued Identity Card/Readers Ticket even after a duplicate has been issued to them.

     

    How to Access Visuals

    1. Focus of the Slide collection is on the Indian Art collection housed in institutions abroad. Apart from that there are visuals sourced from Art Galleries and Museums in India.

    2. The catalogued data related to visuals are available in Libsys database (software).

    3. The preliminary information & printed catalogued data can be accessed through Libsys database as well as catalogue available in the Slide Library.

    4. The resource person available in the Slide Library can further assist in answering the subject queries of the scholars in the fields of art, architecture, sculpture, landscape etc.

    5. The requisition for viewing the visuals has to be forwarded through HOD(KN). For viewing the visuals, requisition should be submitted five days in advance.

    6. Some visual collections are subject to copyright rules which require prior permission for duplication from the parent organization.

    7. For obtaining digital copies or duplicate slides of the visuals, a requisition is to be made. The duplication fee for the visuals varies for academic and commercial use.

     

    How to access manuscripts

    The copies of various collections available at IGNCA may be obtained as per the IGNCA rules. Scholars and researchers can also access 3,00,000 manuscripts collected from 49 libraries in India and 6 Libraries from outside India. They can also obtain copies, subject to copyright restrictions, and indeed the conditions spelt out in the MOUs signed between IGNCA and concerned manuscript Library. As a general practice one need to seek permission of concerned library to obtain a copy of the manuscripts from IGNCA collection. Copies are being made available in Digital/Microfilm/Print formats on charge basis. The consultation to all above manuscripts at IGNCA Reference Library is open to all without any charges. Online catalogue of these manuscripts will be made available soon at IGNCA website.

     

    In addition, the Library also provides copies of the material (both in print & non-print) & viewing facilities as well as access to audio-visual resources

    Rates for Kalanidhi Archival/Other Material and Services

    Sl.No.

    Description of the Items

    Proposed rates (in Rs.)
    (Indian/Foreign Scholars)

    Remarks

    General/Academic

    Commercial

    A) REFERENCE LIBRARY

    1

    Photocopying charges per page

    2.00(B/W)

    10.00(Colour)

    Cover to cover not permitted. Only 25% of the monographs permitted.

    2

    Photocopying Charges of rare books per page

    15.00

    Cover to cover not permitted. Only 25% of the monographs permitted subject to good physical condition of the rare book.

    3

    Photocopying charges of illustrations from rare books per page

    40.00

    Cover to cover not permitted. Only 25% of the monographs permitted subject to good physical condition of the rare book.

    4

    Computer printout of bibliographical details of books/mss. per page

    6.00

    -

    5

    Internet charges per hr.

    10.00

    Free for Library Members
     

    B) ARCHIVAL AND OTHER NON-PRINT MATERIAL

    a) General Collection

    6

    Slides copy (digital copy 72 dpi)

    100.00

    5000.00

    Minimum charges 300/-
    Slides copy (Duplicate Slide)

    300.00

    5000.00

    Copyright charges per slide as per rule

    7

    B/W photograph
    (Max. cabinet size)

    250.00
    + Actual Cost

    5000.00
    + Actual Cost

    Copyright charges per photograph as per rule

    8

    Colour photograph copy
    (max. cabinet size)

    250.00
    +Actual Cost

    5000.00
    +Actual Cost

    Copyright charges per photograph as per rule

    9

    Audio Cassettes Copy

    50.00
    per min.

    150.00 per min.

    Max. 3 min. permitted

    10

    Video cassettes copy (VHS)

    100.00
    per min.

    1500.00
    per 30 sec.

    Max. 3 min. permitted
    11 CD/DVD copy

    100.00

    1500.00

    Max. 3 minutes clippings permitted with 3-4 cuts

    12

    Shooting of general archival mat. for 30 seconds

    1500.00

    3000.00

    Max. 90 seconds to 2 minutes shoot permitted. (Note : Generally not permitted in any museums/archives
    b) Rare Collection

    13

    Slides copy (digital copy 72 dpi)

    750.00

    7500.00

    -

    14

    B/W photograph
    (Max. cabinet size)

    1000.00

    7500.00

    -

    15

    Colour photograph copy
    (Max. cabinet size)

    1000.00

    7500.00

    -

    16

    Audio cassettes copy

    200.00 per min.

    400.00 per min.

    Max. 3 minutes clippings permitted with 3-4 cuts

    17

    Video cassettes copy (VHS)

    500.00 for 30 sec.

    3000.00 for 30 sec.

    Max. 3 minutes clippings permitted with 3-4 cuts

    18

    CD/DVD copy of films/slide/photographs per 30 Sec.

    500.00 for 30 sec.

    3000.00 for 30 sec.

    Max. 3 minutes clippings permitted with 3-4 cuts

    19

    Shooting of archival mat. for 30 seconds

    -

    -

    Usually not permitted. Only with special permission
    C) MICROFILMS/MICROFICHES

    20

    Positive microfilm copy per meter

    50.00

    Minimum charges 100.00

    21

    Processing of 35 mm. Microfilm per roll

    150.00

    -

    22

    Reader printer copy per print (A-4 size)

    10.00

    -

    23

    Reader printer copy per print (A-3 size)

    20.00

    -

    24

    Cost of microfilm spool & Can
    (35 x 80 mt.) per piece

    30.00 (with card board box)

    -

    25

    Digital copy of Mss./books per page

    25.00

    Cost of CD/other media extra.
    Note : 1. In special cases, decisions may be taken on a case to case basis.
    2. All individuals, institutions and commercial agencies should acknowledge the IGNCA
    and concerned institutions while using the material for both academic and
    commercial purposes.

    For further inquiry for Kalanidhi Division please contact:

    Shri P. R. Goswami
    Director (Library & Information)
    prgoswami@hotmail.com
    Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)
    (An Autonomous body under Ministry of Culture. Govt. of India)
    11 Man Singh Road, New Delhi -110001
    Phone: 91-11-23388333, 23385884
    Fax: 91-11-23385884

     


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