UMDC libraries have a network of four libraries in the university to promote reading culture and provide access to information on diverse academic disciplines. These libraries are spacious, well planned, and offer a serene environment.
These libraries provide access to books, journals, thesis, newspapers, and other resources in a hybrid environment (i.e. combination of print and online resources). These libraries are members of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Digital Library that provides access to thousands of virtual reference sources, online books, electronic journals, digital theses, and other multimedia resources on various subjects and equipped with latest technology like RFID System and (KOHA) Library Management System.
Comfortable interior and innovative furniture in the libraries make them stunning and provide a refreshing environment which attracts users and compels them to spend time and study in a relaxed and conducive environment. Study carrels and study lounge for faculty and students provide excellent atmosphere.
UMDC has another distinguished quality of having University’s own LMS account. Where we are also providing a bundle of books, through the upload books icon on all subjects in the E-Library icon.
UMDC places KIOSK service for students, which saves the time of the reader, and helps students for smooth functioning. This KIOSK technology provide service to search
UMDC libraries provide facility of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) of library resources, online booking and reservation of library material to the library patrons.
UMDC libraries arrange information literacy sessions from time to time in order to enhance the online searching skills of students and researchers. This facility provides an excellent opportunity of organizing and participating in lectures, workshops, seminars, discussions and meetings.
Inter-library loan and searching facility option is also available in the library. Users can search material available in the libraries of different wings of UMDC, through Union Catalogue. Users can request library staff to help them in getting their required material from other libraries through interlibrary loan.
UMDC libraries have also introduced SMS Service to facilitate library users like faculty, staff and students. In this service weekly messages are sent to the users whose return date is over. Through this service they can return their library material on time.
Computers with internet and Wi-Fi connections are available for the use of students and teachers for their study and research. A team of competent library professionals is also available to provide reference & research assistance.
Video conferencing facility is available at UMDC.
The libraries are also providing access to thousands of online full text journals, conferencing proceedings and articles through different online databases under the HEC’s National Digital Library programme. Students and faculty can access these resources from inside the campus through IP addresses. Library is also giving access to around 1, 42,000 online books online full text journals through different databases that have also been made available through the HEC’s Digital Library programme
UMDC has achieved another landmark by publishing its own Research Journal, entitled Journal of University Medical & Dental College (JUMDC).It is a peer reviewed medical journal published regularly on a quarterly basis. It is recognized by HEC and is listed in EBSCO host, the largest scholastic multi-disciplinary database, DOAJ (directory of open access journals), Google scholar, Asian digital library and PakmediNet.
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) department is responsible for ensuring the adequacy of academic and administrative computing facilities at UMDC. The department implements efficient technology infrastructure, supports effective campus management systems, and delivers responsive IT support services. WiFi cloud computing facility is also made available in the University and in popular locations such as library and central courtyard.
The College’s Network Operation Center offers a vast array of technology services including state-of-the-art computing labs with high-tech computers, high-speed dedicated internet, a secure wired network and high availability email, workplace computing resources and applications. The university is availing bandwidth facility from HEC under Pakistan Education Research Network (PERN). A PERN-II connection having 32 MB dedicated link via fibre optic has been installed, 36 MB CIR bandwidth from other ISPs and 200 MB shared internet from Storm Fiber is also available
A well-furnished state of the art conference room with multimedia, overhead projector and built-in sound system is also available for Board/Faculty meetings and for organizing training programmes, seminars and workshops with a smaller number of participants.
Well-furnished centrally air conditioned auditoria occupy central place in the campuses of the University. These having a seating capacity of more than 200 to 600 are a venue for conferences, seminars, declamation contests, lectures and other functions. These auditoria are equipped with the latest multimedia, overhead projectors and sound systems.
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