Library Consortium in Universities of India
Satpathy, KC; Richiraya, S; Singh, M & Dixit, S; “Library Consortium in Universities of India” in the Networking of Library & Information Centres in Digital Era: Problems & Prospects, ed. KC Satpathy & R Ramachandran, (Kolkata: National Library, Kolkata & Jaipur: S.K.Jain and Sons,), 2011: 153-162
15 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2020
Date Written: 2011
This is an age of information explosion. No library, however big it may be, is able to satisfy all the needs of its user due to various constraints. It is because of this phenomenon that the concept of the library consortium has developed. consortiums of libraries are well known for the sharing of resources all over the world. Information explosion, the emergence of the internet and particularly World Wide Web as a new medium of information storage make the concept more come into sight than earlier. this study aims to explore the concept, issues, and facilities offered by the library consortium and show how the library consortium is making resources available among the member libraries. India has plenty of libraries but the concept is still at a nascent stage in the library arena. It is essential to have some ideal consortia models for the university libraries to adhere to the optimum utilization of their resources and services. This study also aims to identify the possibilities, problems of building library consortium and make viable recommendations, suggest models for the future prospect of university library consortium in India. It believes that establishment of a university library consortium will make university libraries more productive and effective to their user community.
Keywords: University Library, Resource Sharing, Library Consortium, Library Services, University Library Consortium
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