Access to E-Resources: TIFR Libraries’ Consortia ApproachAuthor : Avinash Dattatraya and Lalitha K Sami
Volume 4 No.1 January-June 2014 pp 5-10
Over the last couple of decades libraries and information centers have witnessed many shifts due to the exponential increase in the amount of information and current developments in information and communication technologies.More importantly the internet technology, that connects and provides access to information. As the vast increase and availability of information in many formats such as print and electronic, the users’ need for information has become more complicated. With the diminishing the library budget and inflated cost of information resources, it is very difficult for libraries to procure or subscribe enough resources to meet the needs of its users. To overcome these challenges, the consortia of libraries started emerging and widely recognized as a viable solution to libraries and information centers importantly for sharing electronic resources. The paper discusses the consortia concept including definition, goals, objectives and its benefits. It is followed by access to e- esources through TIFR Libraries’ consortia approach is briefed. The resources negotiated with different publishers meant for use by TIFR and centers libraries are given.
E-resource, Library Consortium, TIFR, NCBS