Dk Services To Public Libraries For South Asian Material!
D. K. Agencies today features among the top-ranking service organisations in the book market in India. DK offers highly personalised services to
customers, especially public and academic libraries, across the globe, procuring for them a range of publicationsbooks, periodicals, journals and reportsfrom India
as well as other South Asian countries.
With a modest beginning in 1968 as promoters of indigenous publications in English, we have, over time, taken giant leaps forward to expand our services. Our
services today include books, monographs, periodicals, journals, multi-media, cataloguing and MARC 21 records, bibliographic media and promotional literature, and
online database (the largest from South Asia). We have added to our service parameters all the major languages of the subcontinent: books in 16 languages including
Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Gujarati and Tibetan. We provide a variety of literature and language
books including Dogri language books and those in Sinhala language. We specialise in language learning kits which include books and multi-media products for learning
major Indian languages and South Asian languages (kits on learning Hindi alphabets; Hindi and Malayalam typing; learning to speak Hindi, Sinhalese and other
languages). Translations from Urdu , Punjabi and other languages are also available. We also provide translations from world languages like Spanish, Mandarin Chinese,
English, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, German, French, Korean, Polish, Ukrainian to any of the Indian Languages or South Asian Languages. Needless to say, we offer
all popular titles and works by popular authors in the major subcontinental languages.
All magazines and periodicals published from India in the major 16 languages are available for subscription through us. In the case of periodicals, except
newspapers, we receive the issues at our end and re-mail those in packaging that can withstand intercontinental handling.
Cataloguing and MARC-21 Records (with Tag 880): The books, be they in any language, are catalogued as per AACR-2R (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules)
with Library of Congress Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal Classification, and MARC 21 records created for them. The technical team at DK has been involved in a lot
of research to make available MARC records with the original scripts in tag 880 in all the major Indian/South Asian languages. Our software has the ability to convert
the Romanized text (as per ALA/LC Romanization Tables) into the respective original script (in Unicode). The records with tag 880 are of immense significance to public
libraries since the users can look at them in their native languages as well as search using the original script (if typing is feasible in the said script). For using
these records, the library just needs to make sure that their library management software supports UTF-8 character set/Unicode.
Based on the details received, our selection team will supply the relevant items. DK will keep a record of such supplies to a library and ensure that no item is
duplicated when handling such selections and orders every ensuing year.
For easy handling of book in Indian languages by library staff who may not know the relevant script/language, we affix stickers containing Minimal Bibliographic
Information (MBI) in Romanised form around the title page while supplying the books, a service provided free of cost.
Many books published in regional language require re-binding before they can be placed on the shelves in public libraries. DK
offers to rebind the books before supplying them to the libraries, a service that saves much time and resources for the receiving libraries.
Libraries may have some old collections in South Asian languages that were received as donations or purchased but are reflected
poorly on their catalogue databases. DK provides a Retrospective Conversion (Retrocon) service for such collections.
Placing an Order: Orders can be placed for specific titles irrespective of whether they are listed in DKs bibliographic media or not. For ordering books from our
catalogues, customers may mention the catalogue/book list number, the serial number of the item or the DK number or the relevant ISBN. We try to comprehensively handle
requests for publications of particular authors or personalities known for their writings. For budget-based or blanket orders, libraries need to inform us about the
budget for each language, expiration date of the order, percentage allocation to childrens materials, percentage to be spent on fiction and non-fiction works and
preference in respect of shipment.
Making Payments: All the conventional methods of remittance are accepted by us. The customers can pay in US dollars, Australian dollars, Euro or British pound
cheques/bank cheques/bank drafts payable at any bank in the respective countries. Payment by major credit cards and direct money transfers to our bank account using
SWIFT codes are welcome.
This articls is written by technical writer DK agencies. DK is one among the major booksellers and subscription agents handling books originating from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Books are available in English and all other vernaculars (local languages). For any query Please visit: http://www.dkagencies.com