• Opportunities for Libraries in Managing and Resource Sharing Through Consortia: A New Challenge for Indian Librarians

      Biswas, Bidhan; Dasgupta, Swapan; Salgar, S.; Kumbar, T.; Saraf, Veena; Buvakutty, M.; Chand, Prem (Information and Library Network Centre, An IUC of University Grants Commission, 2003)
      Discusses briefly the concept and significance of resource sharing in Indian context with a view to justify on the basis of tremendous growth as well as diversity of explicit knowledge, increased users' demands, diminished budgets, galloping prices for subscribing periodicals and purchasing books, etc. Papers suggest that resource sharing is inevitable among libraries and mentions the concepts, the areas and modalities for cooperation through library consortia in the networked information environment. This paper also covers growth as well as points out merits and demerits of library consortia and the future prospect of consortia in Indian scenario.