ABOUT CFD LIBRARY

Knowledge Resource

CFD-Dubai Library has always been striving hard to meet the expectations of its users. There has been a long felt need to bring clarity and uniformity in procedures and practices of the library so as to further improve its efficiency, utility and services. The manual touches upon all important functional modules of the library and delineates a clear policy as to how the activities of the library like collection development, provision of information services, management of other academic support facilities.
Role of Library: Library plays a very vital role in supporting the academic programs of the college. It identifies, evaluates, procures, processes and then makes these learning resources available to the faculty members and students for their teaching, learning and research assignments.

MISSION & VISION

Create and Sustain an evolving information environment

Mission:

The mission of the CFD Library is to create and sustain an evolving information environment that advances learning, research, and innovation at CFD. We are committed to excellence in services, strategies, and systems that promote discovery, preserve knowledge, and improve worldwide scholarly communication.

Vision:

Make the CFD Library a reputable leader among academic libraries in the region and the intellectual heart of College of Fashion & Design through the facilitation of research. Engage students and faculty in their learning and research environments by providing them with pertinent information. Create a knowledge-base through which students and faculty can search and find their required resources to facilitate a research and learning environment.

WARC

The WARC.com database contains over 60,000 articles, case studies, research reports and best practices covering all areas of marketing, advertising, media and consumer behaviour. Information is drawn from more than 30 leading content sources worldwide including Warc's own publications: Admap, Market Leader, International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research and International Journal of Market Research. It is a go-to source for understanding how to market a brand, and how consumers are interacting with brands and their advertising. Includes 200 Euro monitor company profiles for top global companies and advertising spend data.

WGSN Edu

WGSN is the leading resource for trend content, tools and technology. Use WGSN to aid in your creative learning process by researching, developing, and sharing. As a current student, staff, or faculty you can quickly and easily register for an account. Certain areas of WGSN are restricted to registered users. Please create a new account below or login at the upper right corner of this page if you already have an account. You can also reactivate your account below if your password has expired.

WEL (World eBooks Library)

The World Library Foundation is the world's largest collection of Books and Articles in electronic format. Founded in 1996, the World Library Foundation is a global coordinated effort to preserve and disseminate digital facsimiles of historical books, classic works of literature, serials, bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and other heritage works in a number of languages and countries around the world. World Library Foundation is a IRC 501(c)(4) Organization, organized Not for profit, but operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare. Our mission is to serve and aid the public, students, and educators, by providing the world's most complete collection of electronic books, documents, and articles online, as well as offer a variety of services and resources that support and strengthen the instructional programs of education, elementary through post-baccalaureate studies.

OPAC

An online public access catalog (often abbreviated as OPAC or simply library catalog) is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries. Users search a library catalog principally to locate books and other material available at a library.
CFD library also offered the Library catalog for students, staff and faculties to search the available materials which are available in the campus.

POLICIES

Circulation Policy

Circulation Section handles the Front Desk operations of the library and is very important because it is the first contact point for faculty and users to the library. Efficient functioning Circulation Desk leaves a lasting impression on the user and hence it is very important section of the library.

Loan Criteria/Borrowing entitlements for faculty/Students/Staff

Clearly define the number of items that and user is eligible to borrow:

Faculty/Staff

 Resources

Quantity

Duration

Books

5

30 days

Journals

2

7 days

CD/DVDs

2

7 days

Students

 Resources

Quantity

Duration

Books

3

14 days

Journals

2

7 days

CD/DVDs

2

7 days

Renewals/Reservations and Over Due/Fines

Books can be renewed for another same term if there is no demand on them. The renewal must be made on or before the due date
  • There will be an overdue charge AED 1 per day / book

Definitions & Terminology Used Copyright

The exclusive legal right, given to the originator or their assignee for a fixed number of years to print, publish, perform film, or record literary, artistic or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same. Intellectual Property Intangible property that is the result of creativity, such as patents, copyrights. Royalty A sum paid to the patentee for the use of patent or to an author or composer for each copy of the book sold or for each public performance of work. Resource covered under Copyright
  • Books
  • Articles from Journals (Printed or Online)
  • Case Studies
  • Chapter/s from book/s
  • Databases
  • Software
Copyright issues are not to be taken for granted. Violating copyright issues would lead to legal disputes between publishers and CFD.

Collection Development Policy

All academic and research libraries have a common objective to provide its users the information they want. The effectiveness of this function is directly related to collection development and organization information services. Collection development being the most important of these primary functions, a written acquisition policy outlining the various procedures and methods necessary for collection development is prepared.

Strength and weakness of the existing collection

CFD-Library will have to develop its all-round collection of books required for the curriculum offered. It is been observed that relevant foreign publication books will cater latest and required knowledge to our students. An Effort should be done to add books, journals and e-Resources in the collection.

Shift towards e-resources

Because of the conveniences like multiple accesses and anywhere, anytime access, there is a considerable demand for online databases, e-journals and e-books. CFD Library has e-access infrastructure like computer lab, Wi-Fi connectivity in the library area. We have tried to fulfill knowledge thirst of our students by subscribing some of the required databases.

Contact Us

Working Hours:

  • Sunday- Monday & Thursday

    9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday

    11.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday

    Closed

Contact

Email:library@cfd-dubai.com
Phone: +971 4 563 7777 Extn: 106

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