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National Forest Library and Information Centre (NFLIC)

Introduction:

The National Forest Library and Information Centre (NFLIC) is the richest in document collection on forestry and allied sciences in South and Southeast Asia. The history of the library has been running parallel to the history of the Forest Research Institute (FRI) since 1906. The library started with a few hundred books and a few periodical titles in English and German languages accommodated in a small room. However, upon shifting of the FRI to its newly constructed magnificent building on Chakrata Road in 1929 the library was provided with a sufficient space in the front wing next to the convocation hall, having all facilities that were required at that time. Later a separate building for the library was constructed on Chaturvedi Road in the campus and the library was shifted there to accommodate 1.5 lakh books and display about 300 current journal titles. With the constitution of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC ), Govt. of India in the year 1986, the then Central Library of FRI was upgraded to National Forest Library and Information Centre (NFLIC), the acquisition of books and subscription to journals increased manifold. Besides, the NFLIC also started computerization of its operations. Several CD-ROM based bibliographical databases started being acquired. A new modern library building with all up-to-date facilities was constructed on the Pearson Road, and the NFLIC shifted therein in the year 2000.

ENVIS Center On Forestry: 

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC ), Govt. of India designated the NFLIC as ENVIS Centre on Forestry in the year 1997. The Centre has taken up the challenge and initiated a number of the services under the project.

National Forest Archives:

National Forest Archives created in 2013   for fast retrieval of documents.  So far the total no. of documents are 3321 almost 6 lakh pages have digitized in the present phase including.

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