The LRC holds a hybrid collection of printed as well as electronic resources that include books, journals, databases, audio-visuals, CDs/DVDs, e-books, e-journals, reports, case studies, training manuals, etc. All these collections are of the best quality and procured based on benchmarking exercises with our associate schools.
LRC proactively meets the changing needs of the user community by offering resources and services based on their needs.
The collection of resources is a mix of:
> E-resources - 60%
> Print resources - 20%
> Non-conventional media - 10%
> Networking with other B-schools -10%
The LRC has a collection of more than 60,000 printed books and more than 2,500 e-books & 15 lakhs titles in Ebook Central (PDA model) at both the campuses that supplement the course curriculum and proposed research areas.
The Centre purchases all books which are recommended readings or appear in course outlines and also suggested titles by the user community. To expand the collection, LRC also benchmarks with its associate schools and other global B-schools. The books are selected from both core and non-core subject areas like philosophy, light reading, non-fiction, children books, etc. which cater to the needs of whole ISB community.
Faculty may request LRC to order books for your research projects or personal use and kindly contact learning resource centre for further details on the process of recommending books and procuring the same. The internal and external members of LRC may also request for a book or suggest a book by filling out the relevant form or dropping a mail to learning resource centre.
Users may find out about the availability of books through the online catalogue.
The LRC, with an aim of providing “Anywhere, Anytime Access”, subscribes to some of the best online databases and systematically adds resources to its existing collection. It provides access to over 60 databases to cater the varied information needs of ISB community.
The ISB has access to premier financial databases accessible through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) platform such as Compustat, IBES, CRSP, Eventus, MFLINKS, Institutional Shareholder Services, AuditAnalytics etc. Apart from these databases it has access to Thomson Reuters Eikon, Bloomberg & Morning Star.
Data should be used only for course work and research purposes. As a policy, Students, Faculty, and the staff of ISB shouldn’t entertain downloading, forwarding any content to any outsider who is not an authorized user and also shouldn't disclose the user id and password with the outsiders. The annual license to the subscribed database allows the licensee only to access, browse, and search the database.
The LRC has a collection of over 2000 e-journals and 176 print journals available at both the campuses. Most of the scholarly and peer reviewed journals cover wide array of Business & Management and Social Sciences collection and is available from the first issue of the publication.
LRC has a sizable collection of AV resources across the campuses of both education and entertainment .
The educational AV resources are mainly procured from leading academic publishers which includes Stanford, Harvard etc. LRC has access to Henry Stewart Talks which allows to browse specially prepared, animated, online, audio-visual lectures, seminar-style talks and case studies in Business & Management by leading experts from commerce, industry, the professionals and academia, in one online resource - accessible wherever, whenever and as often as is wanted.
The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at the Indian School of Business proactively realises the need for customised information products to cater to the needs of our stakeholders, who being pressed for time are unable to utilise the wealth of resources for their academic and other decision making purposes.
Our flagship info-product “Global InfoWatch” was conceptualised in 2008 with the clear objective of extended value added service providing up-to-date information on B-schools in India and across the globe. Industry trends and market research updates to help students to perform better in their assignments, projects and other academic pursuits are also provided. The product was launched and effectively promoted in early 2009 after thorough beta testing and necessary customisation based on stakeholders’ feedback. The product is extremely useful for stakeholders in taking informed decisions as it tracks and disseminates data on success parameters such as admissions, b-school profiles, placements, executive education, and intellectual contribution across the other business schools from published literature.
The Placement Guide and Industry Watch under the umbrella of Global InfoWatch enhance the content with specialised updates on recruiters for campus placements, industry updates, and market trends. These products give students the edge during placement interviews as the latest information is accessible on a single platform in a personalised way, i.e., students and other stakeholders have the privilege of setting their preferences and can modify their interests from time to time, dynamically. The other sub-products such as Course Guide, Quick clips, Newsletters etc also help the stakeholders in enhancing their performance.
We have extensively involved our stakeholders in creating these products from conceptualisation, design, beta testing, and also in promotional campaigns. These products have been successful primarily as they are not only user centric and directly benefit the target segments, but they are also very user friendly. Such info-products would definitely enhance the productivity of the organisation and the quality of the learning experience for its stakeholders.
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