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Title: Refocusing attention on institutional and collective responsibility for an effective consortia model
Authors: Malhan, I V
Rao, Shivarama
Keywords: Consortia;E-resources
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Access to content through consortia approach is becoming prevalent in libraries. This paper discusses the status of consortia in India and portrays the challenges of e-resources access and describes how the changing landscape of libraries, information products offered by publishers and emergence of e-learning environment is influencing consortia. The article concludes that we need to focus on more effective consortia models for just in place delivery of content for greater user convenience. In order to enhance their usage, the consortia resources must be in alignment with institutional thrust areas of work and users’ information requirements for work performance.
Page(s): 143-147
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.59(3) [September 2012]

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