DIGITAL REFERENCE SERVICE IN ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES: AN OVERVIEW OF SIX GOVERNMENT SPONSORED INSTITUTIONS IN BANGALORE, KARNATAKA

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Author(s): Vasanthkumar. R

This paper emphasizes the significance of Digital Reference Service in Academic and Research Libraries. It reveals various types of DRS provided in Central Government sponsored six premier Academic and Research Institutions in Bangalore, Karnataka (Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Indian Statistical Institute, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences and Raman Research Institute). This paper highlights present status of DRS services offered in the libraries. It outlines the initiates taken by the Libraries understudy. It also states collaboration with other Institutes and Organizations, involvement in consortia’s. Present strength of their econtent like e-books, e-journals, e-archives, e-bibliographies and search engines

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