Text Box: About us


The information Management & Dissemination Centre introduced several value added services apart from continuing its regular activities. Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is hosted through 11 nodes in the Library Hall other than Scientists’ respective desktop computers. Further, Library users could get Online access to the full-text research journals of publishers like Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press, Royal Society of Chemistry, Nature, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics, Taylor & Francis, IEEE, Sage, Emerald, ASTM Digital library and few selective journals of Elsevier. Access to databases related to Standards (BIS, ASTM), Patents (Derwant Innovation Index, Delphion, WIPS), Metal Abstract (Metadex), Ceramic Abstract, Chemical Abstracts, Web of Science, SCOPUS, are also provided to the NML Library users. Institutional Repository of NML publications and old R&D reports are hosted through NML-Library intranet portal. Customer specific services were designed and delivered to its institutional library members. Some of the beneficiaries are Jindal Stainless Ltd., Jindal Power, Tata Steel, Usha Martin, Tata Motors, Tinplate, Mecon, AIADA, Auto Fibre Ltd., NITs and several Engineering Colleges. During 2008, NML Journal “Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science” completed its 50 years of journey and now can be accesses online through www.indianjournals.com.

Text Box: Activities



·                     Library Information Management

-                 Collection development (Books, Serials, Standards, Patent etc.)

-                 Technical processing (Classification / cataloguing / Barcoding etc)

-                 Circulation (Issue / Return / Renewal / Reservation etc.)

-                 Serial Control (Kardex entry/Reminder/Binding)

-                 Inter Library Loan & Document Delivery

-                 Budget, Expenditure control & Audit reply

-                 Physical/Stock Verification and weeding out

·                     Access to On-line Databases

-                 Maintaining linkage for Science Direct

-                 Ingenta - Gateway

-                 Metadex / Compendex database

-                 Electronic journals for full text

·                     NML Archive

-                All in-house R&D project reports Since 1952

-                Old NML product samples

-                NML Publications

-                Bibliographical documents

-                Specialised & Technical Reports

·                     NML Publications & Sale proceeds

-                 Publication of Journal (Jr. of Metallurgy & Materials Science ISSN 0972-4257) - Priced

-                 In-house Bulletin Quarterly (NML News ISSN 0972-4265) - Free

-                 Laboratory's Annual Report (ISSN 0972-4273) - Free

-                 Technical Books (ISBN 81-87053-00-0) - Priced

-                 Brochures / Pamphlets - Free

-                 Information Folders  - Free

·                     Membership (Individual and Institutional)

-                 Issue/Return of Library Documents

-                 SDI Services / Literature Search

-                 Referral and Reference Services

-                 Document Delivery Services

-                 Reprography Services

·                     Participation in Exhibition / Trade Fair

-                 Planning and Preparation of Stalls

-                 Production of Publicity Materials

-                 Display of print and Audio-Visuals

-                 Active Participation / Interaction

-                 Feedback Collections & Response to enquiries

·                     NML Advertisement & PR Materials

-                 Contact with Press / Media

-                 Design and release of Ad

-                 Production of Visiting cards/Letter head /NML Diary/ Monthly Calendar / Greetings/ Other related materials

Text Box: Expertise


·                     Providing Library services
Customised Information Services
Document Delivery Services
Design, Layout, Value Addition and Editing for Print and Non-print promotional Materials
Scientific and Technical Publications
Mass communications

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·                     NML Library has holding more than 3.0 lakhs (Books, Journals, Technical reports, microfilms, microfiches,
                films, video cassettes, audio cassettes, standard / patents.

(The library opens at 9:30 am to 5:30 pm - Monday to Friday and 9:30 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. Access is restricted to NML Staff and individual/institutional members only. Membership is available to individuals for Rs. 1,000/- p.a. , Industries (upto 5.0 crores annual turnover) for Rs. 10,000/- p.a., Large Industries (more than 5.0 crores annual turnover) for Rs. 30,000/- p.a. and Non-profit making Institute for Rs. 1,500/- p.a.)

·                     Databases available on the CD (Metadex since 1966, Compendex, ASTM, BIS and some In-house databases)

·                     Online Access to Global Databases and Journals

·                     Library intranet and Internet facilities

·                     OPAC facilities (under construction)

·                     Desktop publishing (Apple Macintosh system)

·                     Colour Photography and processing (B/W)

·                     In-house letter press printing & binding

·                     Centralised Reprography

 Text Box: Services

·                     Providing Library reading materials
Referral and references services
R&D Alert Services to the Library users
Literature search (both electronic & print)
·                     Selective Dissemination of Information Services
Document Delivery Services
Translation services on demand
Inter Library Loan
Current Press clipping services
Reprints of articles
PR materials
·                     Providing expert services in preparation & production of Scientific & Technical Publications
Providing Photo coverage of NML R&D Experiments and Events
Reprographic & Document binding services

  Text Box: Manpower



Head of the Centre

Dr. N.G. Goswami, Scientist G

 Scientist & Technical Officer

Mr. P.N. Mishra, Scientist C

Mr. S.N. Hembram, Technical Officer B

Mr. A.K. Sahu, Technical Officer A

Technical Staff

Mr. Manas Samanta, Gr. III(1)

Mr. G. Shailendra Kumar, Gr. II(4)

Supporting Staff

Mrs. Gupti Devi, Gr. I(4)

Mr. Gurnek Singh, Gr. I(4)

Mr. Paras Nath, Gr. I(4)

Mr. S.N. Dhar, Gr. I(4)

Mr. Pratap Singh, Gr. I(4)

Mr. S.S. Mohanty, Gr. I(4)

Mr. Gautam Banerjee, Gr. I(2)

Ms. Seema Kumari, Admin.


Dr. N.G. Goswami
Sr. Deputy Director & Head
Information Management & Dissemination Centre
Jamshedpur - 831 007, India
Tel : (O) +91-657-2345108 / 2345109
Tel : (R) +91-657-2283927
Fax :(O) +91-657-2345213
E-mail : ngg@nmlindia.org / ngg1@rediffmail.com