The Centre had started the work of Scanning by making a partition of one room for scanning the Newspapers and fixed Air-conditioners, Invertor etc. The Centre had borrowed two Scanners from the Osmania University Main Library with the approval of the Registrar, Osmania University, Hyderabad. The Centre had purchased of 2 high-end Computer with extra Hard Disks as per Osmania University norms. The Centre is scanning the following old newspapers as resolved by the Library Development Committee
Complete Papers Scanning of English (Hindu/Times of India) if archives are available then scanning is not required. Then only Indian Express needs to be scanned.
Complete Papers Scanning of Urdu (Siasat)
Complete Papers Scanning of Telugu (Eenadu, Namaste Telangana)
Editorial Paper to be scanned of all the papers.
The Honorary Director is requested to hold meeting with concerned Managing Directors of popular Newspapers.
a) Guidance to Research Scholars
Many young research scholars from Hyderabad and other places approach the Regional Centre for guidance on their research activity in terms of reading materials, bibliographies, documentation lists, formulation of research proposals, construction of questionnaire etc. The Centre provides such assistance to the scholars.
b) Dissemination of Information on Research Grants and Fellowships awarded by ICSSR At the request of several Heads of Social Science Research Institutes and University Social Science Departments, the Southern Regional Centre brought out mimeographed copies of ICSSR Scheme of Research Grants and Fellowships and distributed to all the social science departments of Southern Universities and to Institutes of Research and Training in Social Sciences.
c) Conference Hall The Regional Centre has a well-furnished conference hall (air-conditioned) which can accommodate 200 people with a fixed public address system and fixed L C D Projector with automatic Screen. The conference hall is in good demand for organizing seminars and workshops by various departments and institutions of the OsmaniaUniversity and other academic institutions. This facility promotes the culture of study and research in Social Sciences.
d) Guest House The Southern Regional Centre has a well-furnished Guest House with seven double rooms (A/C) and five Non A/c double roomswithColour Television with Star Connection, Intercom Facility and Internet Connection is also provided. The Guest House is an extension of the Osmania University Guest House. The charges are as per Osmania University: