A Modern Law Library Action: the Future of Digital Books in Indian Law Schools


Author(s): Atul Bhatt

Academic Law Libraries have sound practice to support multiple formats of resources for decades, from paper and microforms to electronic resources. However, the digital medium has presented a wider scope and new opportunities to serve patrons in better ways. In academic law library young generation users’ prefers E-books and electronic resources to pursue their academics and legal research and for law libraries it offers economic value than print books, cost effective to the law libraries in processing, Circulation and storage. This article examines the value of E-books and it reports on an assessment of the E-book collection in the academic law libraries of India, the current practice of E-books in academic law libraries, Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA), Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) and various open access platforms also discussed.

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