As an electronic media for sharing & disseminating technical and products information internet holds immense potential for forest based industry. The forestry sector including the timber industry is already having a substantial presence on the Net. To facilitate sourcing of global research and development related information Internet facilities were established. Some wood related information has been down loaded from the Internet and the hard copies are available at the Institute library as IPIRTI Internet Information Booklets.
To give global research overview on wood products “Wood Products Research Update”- a bimonthly digital information service of IPIRTI was rendered to members of IPIRTI’s Society through E-mail.
In anticipation of user’s needs, global information on forestry, wood, wood composites/bamboo composites has been downloaded from Internet and the same has been maintained in digital folder entitled “Global Information from Library to Library Clientles” on a local shared server of the Institute to enable the users to access the information offline.