A Survey of Green Libraries in India
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PART I - BACKGROUND INFORMATION
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Librarian
Name
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Mobile No.
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E-mail
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Designation
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Qualifications
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Course related to environment (if any)
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Work experience with current institution (in years)
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Institute Details
Name of the institute
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Name of the library
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Address
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Total LIS work experience (in years)
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Year of establishment (Institute)
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Year of establishment (library)
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Type of university library- Please Tick at the applicable option
If campus library please specify the location.
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PART II – GREEN QUOTIENT OF YOUR LIBRARY
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BUILDING
1. Is library located in independent building?
2. Is your library building a heritage building?
2-A. If yes, specify the grade for building.
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3. Is your library building a green building?
3-A. If yes, mention the certification/s used for the evaluation of building.
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4. Is any green initiative taken for the following design aspects of building to make it Eco-friendly?
5. If you have selected any of the aspect for question No.4, please specify the feature adopted as green initiative.
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6. If the building is converted into a green building, were any environmental norms (Green rating system) followed?
[The term library building refers to where the library is located]
6-A. If yes,specify the rating system.
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Universal access
(Universal access can be assured through universal design as it ensures that building design caters access to differently able persons and senior citizens)
7. For universal access has any special care taken in designing the library? (These design features are incorporated in the building infrastructure)
7-A. If any of the above feature in Q.No.7 exists but not in working condition, please mention.
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7-B. For universal access has any special care taken in designing the library? (These design features are not inbuilt in the building infrastructure)
7-C. If any of the above feature in Q.No. 7-B exist but not in working condition, please mention.
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Energy Efficiency
(Includes water efficiency and electrical energy efficiency)
8. Which measures have you adopted for water efficiency?
8-A. If any of the above measures in Q.No.8 are adopted in the past, but not practiced at present, please mention.
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8-B. Which measures have you adopted for electrical energy efficiency?
8-C. If any of the above measures in Q.No. 8-B are adopted in the past, but not practiced at present, please mention.
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9. Is energy generation mechanism integrated in the building design?
9-A. If yes,specify the energy generation mechanism.
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10. Do you have any type of on-site energy generation mechanism to become self-sufficient? (These features are not in built in the building infrastructure)
10-A. If any of the above mechanisms exist from Q.No.10, but not in working condition, please mention.
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Greenness through initiatives, programs, activities, services, measures, operations and maintenance
(Waste management program [This includes books, paper, e-waste, other waste])
11. Which measures are adopted in your library for waste management of books?
11-A. Which measures have you adopted for waste management of paper?
11-B. If any of the above measures in Q.No.11-A are adopted in the past, but not practiced at present, please mention.
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11-C. Which measures are adopted in your library for waste management of E-waste?
11-D. If any of the above measures in Q.No.11-C are adopted in the past, but not practiced at present, please mention.
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11-E. Which measures are adopted in your library for waste management of other waste?
11-F. If any of the above measures in Q.No.11-E are adopted in the past, but not practiced at present, please mention.
Your answer
12. Do you have any waste management policy?
12-A. If yes, attach a copy or mention the details in brief of waste management policy.
Your answer
13. Do you have book withdrawal policy?
13-A. If yes,attach a copy or mention the details in brief for withdrawal policy.
Your answer
14. What are the factors regarding saving of environment included in your policy?
(E.g. sending the withdrawn books to recycler) Please mention
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15. Is any type of environmental audit conducted for your library?
15-A. If yes, specify the type out of audit.
16. Which of the following strategies are insisted upon for efficient operation and maintenance of building?
17. Share details of above mentioned strategies if marked any in Q. No.16.
Your answer
18.Has any green program been advocated in your library?
18-A. If yes, is it any one of the following Green programs?
19.Has your library taken any green initiative through collection development?
19-A. If yes, is it any one of the following Green initiative through collection development?
20. If you have adopted any measures for green services, explain your methods or procedures for the same.
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21. Has your library taken any green initiative for dissemination of information?
21-A. If yes,is it any one of the following Green initiative for dissemination of information?
22. Has your library taken any green initiative in information technology? (For e.g. purchase of green products, use of thin clients means computer with few locally stored programs and a heavy dependence on network resources etc.)
22-A. If yes,specify the green initiatives taken in information technology?
Your answer
23. Have you thought of any program to become green library professional? (Any effort taken to create sustainability network within or outside library profession)
23-A. If yes,explain in brief your program to become green library professional.
(E.g. Librarian can act as subject expert on sustainability, educator and collaborator.)
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Conversion into green library
24. Is any work in progress for converting the library building in to green building?
24-A. If yes, specify the work for conversion of library building into green building.
Your answer
25. Does your library have any future plan to convert your library building into a green library building?
If yes, answer Q.No. 25A To Q.No.30 AND if No, go to question No.31.
25-A. If yes,explain the plan or attach a copy if documented.
Your answer
26. Has library committee played any role for planning / conversion of green library?
27. Have you experienced any of the following constraints while planning the green library?
28. Share your experience in any of the above area of constraint if mentioned in question No. 27.
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29. What challenges can be experienced while maintaining green library?
30. Share your experience in any of the above areas of challenges mentioned in Question No. 29.
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31. Have you evolved any plan for greenness in library through activities? (E.g. paperless library, Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, waste management etc.)
31-A. If yes and documented, please attach the plan separately through attachment.
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32. If not documented and plan is in evolving stage please give the outline.
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33. According to you the green measures followed show positive effect on-
34. Explain in brief how.
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35. Mark the level of computerization in your library departments.
Not at all
Partially
Fully
Acquisition
Processing (Barcode)
Circulation
Reference/SDI service
Record of periodicals
Correspondence
Any other
35-A. Please specify the approximate quantity of paper used for library transaction per month.
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35-B. How many emails are sent per year?
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36. Do you have any collection development policy for e-books?
36-A. If yes, explain or attach a copy.
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E-resource purchases
37 .Number of Databases subscribed per year.
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37-A. Number of E-books purchased other than database per year.
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37-B. Number of Online journals purchased other than database.
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37-C. If Any purchase other than 37,37-A,/B/C, then please specify.
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38. Do you have a digital library?
38-A. If yes,specify the level of digitization of your library.
39. Have you mentioned any green efforts followed by you in NAAC accreditation form?
39A. If yes,specify the green efforts followed by you and mentioned in NAAC accreditation form.
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40. Any other relevant inputs you wish to add for planning the libraries as green libraries?
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