|Author||Bhatt, R. K. ♦ Madhusudhan, M.|
|Source||Inflibnet's Institutional Repository|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Technology ♦ Management & auxiliary services ♦ General management|
|Subject Keyword||Electronic Journals ♦ Consortia ♦ University Libraries ♦ Financial Management|
|Abstract||Higher education for the development of society is imperative because it not only emphasize on the need of creating the enlightened citizenry for the country but also establishes itself as a potential instrument of social and national reconstruction. Libraries function as an essential integral component in higher education system. Without a proper information and knowledge infrastructure, no education system can sustain and achieve its laid down goals and objectives. But in the past one-decade, due to paucity of funds, libraries are passing through a phase of deterioration, particularly in terms of its collection and services. Lot of efforts have been taken in past to over come the problem of financial crunch such as resource sharing, library networking etc. Advent of information and communication technologies and their capabilities such as high-resolution capture devices, dramatic increase of digital storage media, explosive growth of Internet and WWW, sophisticated search engines, fast-processing power and reducing cost of computers, high bandwidth networks and increasing number of electronic publications have made possible to switch over to technological solutions to the problems of present day university libraries which can not be won otherwise by the traditional system of librarianship. The present paper defines the term e-journals, illustrates the advantages of e-journals in the light of the financial problems, issues and implications, some acquisition considerations of e-journals and highlights the benefits of consortia based subscription of electronic resources.|
|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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