Library consortia: a step forward the information society

Bedi, Shalu and Sharma, Kiran Library consortia: a step forward the information society., 2008 . In rends and Strategic Issues for Libraries in Global Information Society, Chandigarh, India, 18-19 March 2008. [Conference paper]


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The increasing price of electronic journals, indexing and abstracting databases along with the traditional published print subscriptions has forced library community to explore alternative means of subscription. The emergence of library consortia is a very promising development in this direction. The Phenomenon of consortia or group of libraries maintaining information resources together has become very common these days, In India, during last few years we witnessed many consortia based subscription. This paper briefly discusses the concept, need, advantages and also the major consortia initiatives in India.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: library consortia, e-journals, INFLIBNET, UGC-INFONET, ERNET, CSIR, FORSA, HELNET, IIM
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Rupak Chakravarty
Date deposited: 15 Apr 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:11


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