National Informatics Centre on Spices


The IISR Library was set up to provide support to research activities of the institute and to function as national information centre for storage, retrieval and dissemination of information on spices and related areas. The IISR library provides support to research and  development work of the Institute by acquiring global scientific literature, organizing them for ease of use and better access. The infrastructure facilities of the library have been expanding continuously. The recent years witnessed the transition of the library from a conventional to an electronic one by embarking upon library automation, subscription of e-journals, offline and online databases, Internet connectivity etc. The library has been automated with Koha software. All the books were bar coded for easy retrieval. LAN and Internet connectivity with independent nodes and server were added. A web portal of the library called ‘SpicE-Library’ was launched, an institutional repository named ‘D-Spice’ has been developed using the Open Software D-Space. The Library aims at acquiring scientific  literature related to spice crops and various scientific disciplines of interest to the scientists, organizing and displaying these materials and making them available to users. The library also publish a monthly online news service viz. AGRI Titbits.




  • To function as a National Information Storage and Retrieval System for spices and related crops.
  • The National Informatics Centre on Spices is a centre for disseminating information on various aspects of spices.



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Marikunnu P.O., Kozhikode
Kerala, India - 673012.

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