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Defense Scientific Information and Documentation Centre

The Defense Scientific Information and Documentation Centre (DECIDOC) was found as Scientific Information Bureau (SIB) in the year 1958. It is a Defense Science Laboratory’s division which is called as Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC). The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) library was started in 1948 and it became a division of Scientific Information Bureau in 1959. In 1967 Scientific Information Bureau was organized with various activities and a new department called Defense Scientific Information and Documentation Centre was launched. It begins its functions under Defense Science Laboratory. The Centre was located and was functioning in Metcalfe House, Main Building, in Delhi. It became a self-accounting unit and one of the laboratories of DRDO in 1970. In 1988 it moved to its new five-storied building in the same Metcalfe House complex.

Functions of DECIDOC

DECIDOC is operating as a central information resource for DRDO. It provides science and technology data and information which are collected from various resources to the DRDO headquarters, and to its various laboratories. It has been divided into multiple sections such as Documentation Section, Translation Section, Reprography Section, Technical Section, Administrative Section, Library Section, Multi copter Section, Publication Section, etc. The services of DECIDOC are Information Processing & Dissemination, Training, Technical services, Internet and email access, Multimedia laboratory, Reprographic facility, printing facility etc. DECIDOC is doing a collection of various science and technology information regarding the interest of DRDO which provide detailed awareness to the DRDO scientists. Numerous training is done by various departments such as library automation, development of the database, online searching, internet use, technical communication, multimedia development and other relevant aspects of information technology which are in current trends. It provides photography, audio, video presentation materials, translation, communication, and services. DECIDOC took some initiatives and started e-mail and Internet access to the DRDO Laboratories all over the country, and internet connection for top management are also being managed and monitored. The Laboratory was established to deliver designing and presentation facilities to the higher management from the Scientific Adviser to the Defense Minister.

Experts were established in processing and editing of images, CD-writing, designing audio and videos, desktop publishing and production of multimedia. Various multimedia products were launched and consultancy was created to build laboratories especially for multimedia was built both inside and outside DRDO around the country. This Facility helps a lot in the management of DRDO and scientists in their technical presentations. Reprographic facility is delivered with a computer-based 35mm multicolor slide making system, a digital color copier, high-quality color printers and video recorders that provides high-quality presentation materials. Reliable printing Facility has been established with various processes such as designing, layout, typesetting for the publication works for DRDO. High-quality multi-color printing is delivered with the help of commercial printing agencies. Various journals, books, and magazines regarding DRDO achievements and current awareness and developments were published by DECIDOC. Defense Science Journal, Focus in technology, Newsletter from DRDO, DRDO Samachar, DECIDOC Bulletin Information in Technology (DBIT) are published with periodical updates.

Vision and Mission

DECIDOC’s vision is to provide effective science and technology research with rapid development to meet the needs of the DRDO scientists. It is founded with an aim to act as a single resource center of knowledge, which delivers publishing, e-services and multimedia services. It allies with various well known national and international institutions to provide quality information with deep knowledge of current trends and visibility to DRDO’s R&D publications and superior defense research journals by extensive research for the benefit of communities. Other services to improve the functionalities of the defense science library by developing new functions and innovative ideas to satisfy the perception and needs of the users. It keeps in touch with the trends of technologies to deliver all the services around different modes of platforms for easy access by everyone. DRDO was founded in 1958 from already developed Technical Development the Indian Army and the Directorate of Technical Development, Production with the Defence Science Organization. In the earlier days, DRDO was a small organization developed with some laboratories. After passing years, it has grown in multiple paths of various subject disciplines and enormous achievements. At present, DRDO is a network with more than fifty laboratories which are in developing technologies covers numerous disciplines, like aeronautics, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, and missiles, advanced computing and special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training, information systems and agriculture. Presently, the organization is backed by many scientists other scientific, technical and supporting personnel. Various major projects in the development of missiles, light combat aircraft, radars, electronic warfare systems etc are on hand and momentous achievements have already been done in myriad such technologies.

So, if we summarized things, which we discussed before, we understand that DECIDOC, Defence Scientific Information and Documentation Centre is a division of DRDO, that is the Defence Research and Development Organization which collects processes and disseminates the technical information given or to be given to the scientists at DRDO. It has a history n the name of Scientific Information Bureau (SIB). They maintain the DSL Library, work as a publication for DRDO and conduct short-term training programmes and workshops every year which focus on the library automation, Internet use, DTP, multimedia development, communication skills, stress management, etc.

About Decidoc

The Defence Scientific Information and Documentation Centre (DECIDOC) was found as Scientific Information Bureau (SIB) in the year 1958. It is a Defense Science Laboratory division which is called as Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC). The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) library was started in 1948 and it became a division of Scientific Information Bureau in 1959. In 1967 Scientific Information Bureau was organized with various activities and a new department called Defense Scientific Information and Documentation Centre was launched. The Centre was located and was functioning in Metcalfe House, Main Building, in Delhi. It became a self-accounting unit and one of the laboratories of DRDO in 1970

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