Resource sharing and networking of libraries: an overview

Abstract

Author(s): Hanumanth Reddy A.

Resource Sharing is the activity is the result from an agreement, formal & informal among a group of Libraries (usually a consortium or network) to share collection, data, facilities, personnel etc, for the benefit of the users and to reduce expense of Collection development. Resource sharing is nothing but sharing of library resources by certain participating libraries among themselves on the basis of the principle of co-operation. This is applicable in sharing of documents, manpower, services, space and equipments.

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