Optimizing the Use of Library Resources Through Collaborative Partnership: A Case Study of AIIMS Patna
14 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2020
Date Written: March 4, 2020
Information and Communication Technology has not just helped to change the publishing industry from print to electronic format, but has also posed some smaller challenges to the users in adapting to the newer formats of publishing. To overcome these smaller challenges, to enhance the use of e-resources and to promote e-resources among the user community, responsibility has somewhere shifted to library professionals, which they are entirely shouldering, especially in academic and research libraries. Library professionals are working in close coordination with the different stakeholders like authors, publishers, promoters, marketers, aggregators, e-content developers, and other agencies to facilitate the widespread use and promotion of e-resources among end-users. Library professionals are working as partners in perpetuating the change witnessed in the information world by working in tandem with the information creators and disseminators, ensuring effective handling and exploitation of digital content subscribed in their institutional libraries. The study is supplemented by a case study of AIIMS Patna, reflecting how organizing training and workshops have a considerable impact on the usage of e-resources subscribed by an institutional library.
Keywords: Library partnership, E-Resource, Training & Learning, AIIMS Patna, ICT
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