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Title: Consortium approach to e-resource sharing – a case study
Authors: Patil, Y.M.
Savanur, Kiran P.
Keywords: Library Consortia
FORSA
E-resources
Resource sharing
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Publisher: Macmillan India
Citation: Fifth Conference of the Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, 2006, p157-169
Abstract: During last three decades, there has been dramatic price increases in journals subscriptions. Several studies carried out during 1990 and 1995 indicated that subscription rates have increased over 80%. As a result of increase in journals costs, depleting library budgets and drastic cuts in journals subscription, there is a big challenge before the Indian Library professionals to cope with the journals crises. As a result, library professionals are coming together for active resource sharing. In Indian context, there have been consistent efforts in forming consortia at different levels. The types of consortia identified are generally based on various models evolved in India in a variety of forms depending upon participant’s affiliations and funding sources. Each model is premised upon different values, objectives and source of funding is discussed. The different models identified are: Open Consortia; Closed Group Consortia; Institute Headquarters funded model; Centrally Funded Models; Shared Budgets Models; and National Consortia. In the Open Consortium model, we have discussed formation of consortia under FORSA wherein participants are affiliated to different government departments and who have astronomy as the main focus in their library collection. As such, FORSA has realized four consortium deals which are discussed briefly. What we learnt from these exercises is that many institutions are willingly coming forward to join consortia so as to access more information and publishers are also offering very lucrative offers so as to have more assured sales.
Description: Restricted Access. Paper presented at the Fifth Conference of the Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, during November 9-11, 2006 at Bangalore, India.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/2203
ISBN: 9781403931627
Copyright: 2006 by the Macmillan India Ltd.
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