Library Consortia in India At a Glance

Abstract

Author(s): Sunil, Nitish Kumar Ojha

The dawn of information technology in general and World Wide Web (www) in specific is becoming medium for information interchange and storage. In this situation, the most of the libraries are buying e-information for its client’s requirements, because e-information retrieval is very fast and can be easily provided to clients. Consortia are very effective tools for einformation to provide authentic and specific information. This paper opens a full flash momentum of library consortia system and consortia in India. The paper also covers the historical background and rise of library consortium movement, its types, why consortia is required in libraries and desirable features of consortia in libraries.

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