Library Consortia in Developing Countries: An Overview

Galyani Moghaddam, Golnessa and Talawar, V.G. Library Consortia in Developing Countries: An Overview. Program : electronic library and information systems, 2009, vol. Vol.43, n. No.1, pp. 94-104. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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“Library consortia” refers to co-operation, co-ordination and collaboration between, and among, libraries for the purpose of sharing information resources. The purpose of this paper is to review consortia efforts in developing countries. The paper reviews the literature on library consortia in developing countries in general and India in particular. It also outlines the advantages and disadvantages of consortia. The literature review reveals that libraries in developing countries have been working on consortia at national, regional and international level. However, some barriers such as poor technological and communication infrastructure, inadequate finances, culture and context, attitudes toward consortia and multiple efforts are reported to be limitations of consortia activities in developing countries.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Developing countries, India, Libraries, Services, Purchasing groups, Knowledge sharing
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AZ. None of these, but in this section.
Depositing user: null null
Date deposited: 16 Aug 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14


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