The Resource Centre (RC), NIFT, Kolkata, established with the inception of the NIFT-Kolkata centre in 1995, is the information centre for NIFT academic activities of NIFT Kolkata Centre. It caters to the information needs of the students, faculty and staff of the NIFT Centre and also the design community and fashion industry of the region. The Resource Centre manages activities related to regular acquisition, processing of information sources and dissemination of information to its users.
Activities of the Resource Centre:
RCs acquire print, electronic and other non-print learning resources throughout the year. The processing of acquired print and non-print materials, creation and updating of catalogues and indexes of the print, digital and other non-print collections.
RCs use cloud based integrated multi-location library management database e-Granthalaya of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to offer online information services to its members. All RCs also provide face-to-face manual information service to the students and faculty of the institution.
In addition to the manual security supervision the electronic surveillance system had been implemented to ensure the security of its collections and regulate circulation of materials.
RCs share their learning resources via the common platform provided by the cloud based library management software e-Granthalaya. Reading materials including books and periodicals in print are borrowed and photocopies /electronic copies of documents are arranged from other libraries through institutional memberships with other libraries.
The National Resource Centre at New Delhi and the Resource Centre at each NIFT centre are pillars of information and knowledge management. Each Resource Centre has an integrated collection of print, visual and creative material resources: the only systematically documented source of information available in India for study of international and contemporary Indian fashion. The Resource Centres also provide information services to the design community, industry practitioners and entrepreneurs.
The collections at the RCs include:
Books and periodicals
National and international fashion and textile journals
Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)