Established in 1952, Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC) is engaged in collecting and documenting information in different fields of science and technology. It is based at Satsang Marg in New Delhi.
The major research and development programs are design and development of science and technology databases, network-based online services, research and development in information science and technology, foreign language translations, and human resource development in information science and technology.
INSDOC is also engaged in providing services like electronic mail service, electronic imaging of archival records, compilation of databases and directories, microfilming and slide-making, retrospective conversion of catalogue, bibliographical services and literature search.
INSDOC conducts an advanced 2-year post-graduate course in Associateship in Information Science and organizes a number of short-term training courses on computer applications to library and information activities, CDS/ISIS, bibliometrics, information technology, online information retrieval, database management systems and UNIX. INSDOC prints and publishes publications like Indian Science Abstracts (semi-monthly), Annals of Library Science and Documentation (quarterly) and CSIR Research Output (annual).