|Author||Srivastava, J. P. ♦ Verma, Vijay Kumar|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science ♦ Library & information sciences|
|Subject Keyword||LibraryConsortia, Consortium, INDEST-AICTE Consortium, Resource Sharing, Collection Development|
|Abstract||Due to ever increasing prices of journals, publishers and vendor dominated market, change in demand of the users, lack of competition, and for various other reasons, no library is in the position to fulfil all the demands of the users. This has given the concept of library resource sharing. This has led to the establishment of many technical and specific subject related consortium approaches in pursuit of optimizing the libraries’ resource base while achieving substantial savings through combined and coordinated bargains with publishers. Consortium based library subscriptions to e-journals and electronic full-text databases are picking up good momentum in India. INDEST-AICTE consortium, CSIR consortium, IIM consortium, IBFLIBNET’sUGC-INFONET consortium, DRDO consortium etc. are successful ones to name a few. At the same time Library Consortia are not free from problems. There are various issues relating to consortia like uninterrupted online access, perpetual access to back issues, pricing, licensing, copyright and archival solutions etc. These need to be strategically tackled and well addressed to get the best out of the consortia. This paper discusses the types, needs, models and advantages of consortia subscriptions in general. It also discusses the challenges and issues faced by library consortia with special reference to INDESTAICTE consortium|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) has initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility. Filtered and federated searching is employed to facilitate focused searching so that learners can find out the right resource with least effort and in minimum time. NDLI is designed to hold content of any language and provides interface support for leading vernacular languages, (currently Hindi, Bengali and 9 other languages are available). It is designed to provide support for all academic levels including researchers and life-long learners, all disciplines, all popular forms of access devices and differently-abled learners. It is being developed to help students to prepare for entrance and competitive examinations, to enable people to learn and prepare from best practices from all over the world and to facilitate researchers to perform inter-linked exploration from multiple sources. It is being developed at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
NDLI is a conglomeration of freely available or institutionally contributed or donated or publisher managed contents. Almost all these contents are hosted and accessed from respective sources. The responsibility for authenticity, relevance, completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability of these contents rests with the respective organization and NDLI has no responsibility or liability for these. Every effort is made to keep the NDLI portal up and running smoothly unless there are some unavoidable technical issues.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), through its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), has sponsored and funded the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) project.
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