Mr. Syed Ali Raza Naqvi

    M.L&I.Sc., PGDLAN, M.A., M.Phil.


    Prof Asstt


    4/165, Firasat Manzil, Nasirabad Compound, Near Chhoti Masjid, Jamalpur, Aligarh -202002




The Editor of Limca Book of Records, Vijaya Ghose, after a thorough enquiry, issued a certificate of National record to the Social Science Cyber Library on 24th October 2016. The certificate mentions that the Social Science Cyber Library ( at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is the first library in the world that collects and updates web-based e-resources in public domain available in the form of e-books, e-journals, in-house lectures, websites, databases, subject gateways, video lectures of eminent scholars and a host of software pertaining to Social Sciences. The Cybrary provides access to the social scientists across the globe through a user friendly interface and is presently being accessed in 159 countries for research and scholarship so far. Set up under the leadership of Prof. Shabahat Husain, Chairperson, Deptt. of Library and Information Sc. and the then Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, the Cybrary was inaugurated by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, on 27th December, 2013. The Cybrary was awarded ISO 9001:2008 certificate in 2015, and is registered in the ?Directories of Open Access Repositories of U.K. called DOAR and ROAR. Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah, the then Vice- Chancellor mentioned this achievement in his convocation address on 1st November 2016. Brigadier Syed Ahmad Ali, the then Pro- Vice-Chancellor described it as a milestone and an exemplary achievement, not only for the Department of Library and Information Science but also for the entire University. He congratulated Prof. Shabahat Husain and his team for this feat.