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Aims and Objectives Looking ahead, from the Director's pen CIIL :
A Legend
Research Centers
Service Groups Physical Facilities Regional Centers New in Other Proposed Intitatives


Ciil Book Stall:
Book Fair, New Delhi 2001

Sevice Groups
Publications and Public Relations: Preparation of materials designed for teaching/learning at different levels and suited to specific needs is one of the major areas of interest of the Institute, which led CIIL to begin its publication activities. The publications include materials produced by the members of the staff of the Institute and its Regional Language Centers and associated scholars from Universities and other educational institutions, both Indian and foreign. Publications help in the dissemination of specialized knowledge developed in the Institute and also in transfer of technology. It provides a link with other academic institutions in the country and abroad. This group plays an important role by copy-editing and
producing the publications, distributing them and maintaining the public relations for the Institute.

Since 1971 to 2001, the Group has brought out 490 titles (including collaborative publications) and is hoping to cross the mark of 500 during 2001- 2002. Various areas of the Institute
publications include phonetics, grammar, reading, folklore, lexicography, socio- linguistics, applied linguistics, adult literacy, evaluation and testing, geo- linguistics, literary criticism, psycho-linguistics, dictionaries and bibliographies besides the second language teaching
materials.
The group participates in the national, regional and world book fairs organized in India and sends its publications for international book exhibitions organized abroad on behalf of the Institute. Now it is planning to digitalize a number of publications and also produce e-books for worldwide distribution.
Printing Press: The Institute had set up its own printing press in 1976 under . Ford Foundation Grant to cater its special needs of printing, as its publications are highly technical in nature and form. The Press has acquired machinery for camera, plate making and binding sections. The press , also has Desk Top Publishing facility.
So far more than 300 books have been printed, on an average of 12 books per year, in this Press. Now this is being , doubled per year. New Language Planning News Letter is being printed regularly. Besides printing of books, the Press also caters to the general printing needs of the Institute and its Centers.
Library: The Institute has highly developed Technical Library. It is conceived as a multi-media center with printed books, microfische cards, microfilms and other media materials. It has a collection of nearly 63,500 volumes and 250 journals in and on Indian languages, linguistics and allied subjects. It has 12,564 microfische cards, 850 micro films, cassettes
 

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