setup initially in May
Green Park, New Delhi and was moved to its present building in
Feb 1980, which was raised through DANIDA assistance.
It started to expand its document base and equipment potential
by an arrangement with the UNDP to serve its clientele.
was set up in May 1977 by the merger of libraries of NIHAE and
NIFP. Each one
of them had its own specific document base, which was brought
together. In NIHAE the collection was built up in disciplines
viz., social sciences, demographic studies, health
administration, management studies and training and
evaluation. Whereas in the NIFP, the biomedical sciences, also
the social sciences including psychology, the training of
paraprofessionals and the study and preparation of audiovisual
media were the disciplines involved.
NDC has its own specific document base, consisting of a whole gamut of
material; monographs, periodicals and online journals,
government reports, seminar and conference proceedings,
international publications from health and Family Welfare and
allied disciplines, CD-ROM, online databases, like POPLINE
etc, census reports.
The document base collectively supports academic, research and training
programmes of the Institute.
All students, employees, faculty members and
consultants of the Institute can take NDC membership and can
avail its services.
to get NDC Membership:
for NDC membership may be made at the circulation desk in NDC.
After completion of a brief application, recommended by Head
of Department, the applicants record in the library user’s
database is added. Five
or ten number of borrowers card depending upon the entitlement
are issued in the name of user/member after the completion of
cards are non-transferable. Under no circumstances,
these cards are to be given to someone else to use. The NDC
Membership rules are designed to protect members from having
their card misused by any other person in case of loss or
Users/members of NDC can be:
of the MD(CHA) and Dip.H A
of the Institute
of the Institute
of the Institute
the members are eligible for borrowing privileges at NDC.
They can borrow ten items except for group C and D
staff at one time for a period of two weeks. They are also
eligible to use interlibrary loan and document delivery
services and have off site access to electronic resources.
material in NDC is allowed for use in building. Those
documents shelved in closed collections such as thesis,
reference materials and latest reports on health and related
topics is not issued.
items issued out to library members can be recalled. They can
also be placed on hold/reserved on a request
from member to staff maintaining Circulation Desk. The request
for expedited processing of materials-in-process can also be
made at circulation-cum- reference desk.
readers not having membership are eligible to use NDC.
However they cannot be able to avail borrowing,
inter-library loan services.
Change of Address:
report immediately to the circulation attendant in case of
changing the address/designation and fill out the new
application form duly recommended by Head of Department.
Lost Borrowers(s) Card:
lost borrowers cards(s) immediately to the Sr. Doc. Officer
in NDC, so that your card may be invalidated.
To replace your card you may give an undertaking and
collect the new cards(s).
The library uses
Troodon Software package, which is an integrated multi-user
library management system that supports operations of NDC.
The Troodon consists of 5 modules on acquisition,
circulation edition serials control OPAC and maintenance for
editing imputing of introspective conversion of bibliographic
records has been completed and more than 40,000 bibliographic
records are available in the NDC can now be accessed through
the Troodon OPAC. The
database of books available in the library is being updated on
day-to-day basis with details of the acquired books.
Records of all the library patrons have been created in
the Troodon, which has been successfully implemented.
Catalogue of Non-Print Material
database contains information of around 1155 non-print
material available in 15
apex institutions working in health sector of Delhi.
Entries in the Database have been arranged record no. wise
each entry-included title, producer/Director producing agency
keywords sources and accession number etc.
Four indexes, namely subject index, producer,
(Author index, title index, Institutional (some library)
index, has been
suffixed at the and of document.
2. Health & Family
is an effort to improve and cove up all the previous selective
disseminators of information (SDI) services provided by NDC.
This services is an attempt to bring together abstracts of
valuable scientific research work in the field of population,
Health & family welfare and allied subjects published in
the national international core Journals received in NDC.
3. Directory of thesis in MD(PSM), MD (CHA),
This directory contains the bibliographical
information (author, title, guide, institute, theses abstract
etc.) of theses received from17 medical institutions.
This directory is a reference to all those who are
engaged in the field of community health, population, health
and family welfare programmes. Author index, guide index,
organization index are also give at the end of directory to
facilitate the users. All
the records are entered in the computer by using “TROODON”
library application software and ready to access to the
users by using different angles, like author, Guide,
publishers, year of publications etc.
4.Tribal Health Database
Health database is the comprehensive collection of
bibliographic reference to literature in the field of tribal
health in India. The database developed through collection of
contributions in the forms of articles publisher in various
journals procured by NDC. The database is complied, checked
and maintained by National Documentation Centre at National
Institute of health & Family Welfare. NDC is responsible
for identifying and providing the database in a standardized
5.Press Clipping Services
Clipping provides actual reproduction of the selective news
items related to
and family welfare published in various newspapers, received
in the NDC. It is hoped that this services will be of use to
the administration, planner, policy makers, researchers,
trainers and students.
6.List of Additions
of additions is an towards the revival of the current
awareness of disseminating information regarding the
publications procured in the centre recently. List of
addition, which is broadly, categorized subject wise. Each
entry contains the information about the author, title, and
place of publication, publisher, year of publication. Besides
these, each entry also contains total number of pages,
accession number and call number.