Procuring Electronic information through consortia : current trends in India

Ghosh, Maitrayee Procuring Electronic information through consortia : current trends in India. COMLA Bulletin, 2004, n. 3, pp. 12-16. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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The tremendous growth as well as diversity of explicit knowledge, increased users'demands,diminished budgets, and galloping prices for subscribing to periodicals in combination with technological advancement have resulted in the development of "shared subscription" or " consortis based subscription" to journals everywhere in the world.Ther is a growing trend towards joint purchasing, consortia-based subscription agreements, collaboration and partnerships.Libraries faced with diminishing or at the best static allocations have to consider new ways of consolidating global resources amongst themselves in order to maximize their limited financial resources. This article discusses the concepts and modalities for cooperation through library consortia in a networked information environment and future prospects for library consortiafrom an Indian perspective.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Library Consortia,Shared subscription, Information and Communication technologies(ICT), Indian Libraries
Subjects: F. Management. > FA. Co-operation.
Depositing user: Maitrayee Ghose
Date deposited: 10 Oct 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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