Defence Science Library
Defence Science Library (DSL) is a fully automated and an ISO 9001:2008 certified library and a nerve centre for providing information related to Defence Science and Technology to the project leaders, top management, and research community of DRDO within least possible time. It is equipped with RFID technology and has a rich collection in the fields of physics, chemistry, materials, electronics, aerospace, life sciences, computer science, mathematics, remote sensing and defence science technology. It is spread into five floors of DESIDOC and having rich collection of 75,000 books, one lakh technical reports, 30,000 SPIE conference proceedings and latest defence related reference materials. It has special collection of standards, specifications, Jane’s publications etc. to meet the information requirement of scientific community. It subscribes to 600 online journals and 200 print periodicals. DSL has one lakh bound volumes of journals from various publishers.
The following services are extended to the scientific community of DRDO
- Digital Library & E-Services (DILES)
- Koha OPAC
- Current Awareness Service
- Selective Dissemination of Information Service
- Infowatch Service(Cluster based)
- Reference Service
- Newspaper Clipping Service
- Current Periodicals of DRDO
Digital Library & E-Services
DILES complements the activities of traditional library (DSL) of DESIDOC. With the advent of Information and Communication technology, the users require library services through digital media like internet and Mobiles on 24X7 basis. Accordingly, this division is working the following major fronts:
- It is providing Library Automation Service to all DRDO TIRCs and subsequently, will integrate the OPACs of all these libraries, so that DRDO users will be able to search the library holdings of any DRDO TIRC through a single interface
- It is a digital library platform for DRDO, so that all the library resources (OPACs and E-resource like e-Journals, e-Books etc) can be accessed (searched or browsed) through this single platform. This platform provides access to a pool of openly available e-resources also. Presently 3000 DRDO scientists/ staff are benefitting from this e-Library by enrolling themselves as members.
- This digital library platform of DRDO is also accessible through mobiles and other hand-held devices to ensure ‘Anywhere-Anytime Access’ of e-resources. To ensure this, the division has developed dedicated mobile-app for library services.
- DILES also looking after the National Digital Library related activities of DESIDOC which is the nodal agency on behalf of DRDO.
DESIDOC provides DRDO E-Jls service to DRDO fraternity. The service was established with the objective to share the resources among DRDO libraries having common mission, goals and users. DESIDOC is the nodal agency that administrates and monitors the service on behalf of DRDO. Using this service > 50 lakh full text articles were viewed by users.
- The service provides access to 626 e-journals from 08 publishers, To access e-journals anytime, anywhere beyond campus Remote Access Service was established.
DESIDOC is responsible for designing; hosting and maintenance of DRDO website on Internet, DRDO Intranet administration and co-ordination, designing, hosting, maintenance of DESIDOC website, Internet services through OFC based leased lines. The division is also engaged in software development, hardware maintenance, network management
DRDO Internet Website
As the internet website of DRDO is viewed globally, maintaining its smooth operation, timely updation and above all, its security from imminent cyber attacks, have been a responsibility of utmost importance. The DRDO Website successfully propagates different achievements, policy decisions and recruitment details of the organisation to general public in bilingual manner. The DRDO Website has remained one of the highly visited websites among the Government websites hosted at NIC. The website recorded total 1.8 Cr hits during the year 2018. The website maintained more than 99.85 percent uptime during the year and therefore 24x7 operation of the website was effectively ensured. The website is regularly updated with latest news, events and information related to DRDO labs/ establishments. To meet the growing users’ requirement and maintaining pace with emerging technologies, a new DRDO internet website has been developed and inaugurated in 2019 which is full dynamic, responsive and interactive.
DESIDOC brings out publication of three peer-reviewed journals; Defence Science Journal (DSJ), Defence Life Science Journal (DLSJ) and DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (DJLIT). DESIDOC also publishes Monographs and special publications authored by retired eminent scientists. Further, it brings out a monthly DRDO Newsletter which is bilingual and a bi-monthly magazine Technology Focus
Defence Science Journal
Defence Science Journal is a peer-reviewed, primary research journal in the area of defence science & technology publishing since 1949. The Journal is published bi-monthly by the Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), Delhi on the behalf of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, India. It covers various disciplines of science, technology and engineering. The major subject fields covered include: aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles and engineering, biomedical sciences, computer sciences, electronics, material sciences, missiles, naval systems, etc.
Defence Life Science Journal
DRDO’s Life Science cluster has a very good potential of publishing research papers/articles, review papers in the interdisciplinary subjects like molecular biology, biophysics, biochemistry, enzymology, psychology, physiology, biotechnology, pharmacology and toxicology (animals, plants, microbial and viral cells), and related areas like bio-medicine, bio-engineering, bio-electronics, etc. With this in mind, a dedicated publication on life science, the Defence Life Science Journal has been conceived by DESIDOC to cater to a wider community of bio-scientist of DRDO and outside.Defence Life Science Journal started as a quarterly publication in 2016.
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (DJLIT)
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (DJLIT), is an international, peer-reviewed, open access jounal that endeavours to bring recent developments in information technology, as applicable to library and information science. It is meant for librarians, documentation and information professionals, researchers students and others interested in the field. It is published bimonthly. It was formerly known as 'DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology (DBIT)'. The Journal invites original research and review papers related to information technology as applied to library activities, services and products.
DRDO Monographs/Special Publications
Under the DRDO Monographs/Special Publications Series, DESIDOC publishes monographs/special publications and treatises to capture the tacit knowledge of senior scientists gained through their life-long research in their area of work. Each monograph deals with specialised literature in areas that have direct relevance to defence military science and technology. The monographs are very much sought after by DRDO scientists, research communities, academicians and students. The authors are chosen based on their expertise in a specific field.
DRDO Newsletter, a bimonthly house bulletin of DRDO, is an avenue to synergize important developments, events, visits and related activities of the DRDO laboratories across India. The publication completed 38 years of publishing in 2018.DRDO Newsletter is an important tool for building ‘brand DRDO’ among services, bureaucrats, political leadership, academic institutes, public sector understanding, S&T organisations, industry and general public at large.
The R&D work done at the DRDO laboratories over the years has led to the development of a large number of technologies, products and processes. Most of these have been inducted into the Services; some are under development and user trials. Technology Focus is a bimonthly publication which projects the achievements of the DRDO labs. The magazine is circulated to the three Services, Indian Missions in foreign countries, S&T institutions, universities and industry.