Importance of Library Resource Guide and Role of the Librarian

Ruchi Jain & Sandeep Kumar Pathak

This article overview the available open source options available for academic libraries for updating and maintaining pathfinders such as resource guide. The IISER Bhopal Library has developed and implemented SubjectPlus open source tool to manage contents of our library website to meet the web page publishing and site management needs of an academic library. Purpose of this paper is to discuss about resources guide and its implementation at IISER Bhopal Library. Customizing the SubjectPlus is being done on the basis of the requirements of an academic library environment and its services. Implementation of open source library oriented SubjectPlus open the door to academic librarians to provide enhanced information services at single interface. This article also gives the overview of the functionality of the LibData, Library a la Carte.

Keywords: Resource guide, Information Resources, Library Services, SubjectPlus, IISER Bhopal