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IIPM Knowledge Resource Center (KRC) Significance of information collection

Library Herald Year : 2012, Volume : 50, Issue : 2 First page : ( 159) Last page : ( 168) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. IIPM Knowledge Resource Center (KRC) Significance of information collection and Services in Plantation and Agribusiness Education and Research in India – A Case Study

Madhu K N Assistant Librarian, Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), (An Autonomous Organization Promoted by Ministry of Commerce & Industry - GOI), Jnana Bharthi Campus, Mallathalli Post, Bangalore-560 056. E-mail: library_iipm@vsnl.net/6Madhu@gmail.com

Abstract The present study analyzes collection of primary data from the library accession register, visitors entry register data and journals maintenance register of IIPM. The Indian Institute of Plantation Management [IIPM] is a centre of excellence in Asia to provide post graduate program in agribusiness & plantation management (PGDM –ABPM) in India. The knowledge resource center of the institute has rich collection of information sources to help sector specific education on agribusiness and plantation management especially on tea, coffee, rubber and spices related agri-business information. KRC uses the IT for providing right information to right user in right time.

Keywords Agribusiness education, plantation management, Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC), Indian Institute of Plantation Management (IIPM), information source, tea, coffee, Spices and rubber,Madhu K N.

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