The ‘Information Revolution’ has made Libraries
around the world to adopt new philosophies and technologies
for information dissemination and also reduce the cost of
Maintaining the dept and depths of collection is greatest
it, academic, special, national or public, Libraries .it is difficult
to acquire all the materials needed by the clientele.
Partnership and cooperation in local, national and international
level have become enviable for all libraries.
Resource sharing/library cooperation is achieving through the
establishment of consortium over networks.
A consortia is an
association of two or
individuals, companies, o
governments (or any
combination of these
entities) with the
objective of participating
in a common activity or
pooling their resources
for achieving a common
Library Group of Libraries Consortium User
LAN /MAN /WAN
Need for Library Consortia
2.Diversity of user needs
3. Financial crunch
4. Impossibility of self-sufficiency
Library Perspectives: The
general perception among
libraries is that a consortium
should enable libraries to
purchase and provide access
to more resources than they
currently have, with lesser
spending than what they
currently spend and gain net
savings in current spending.
consortia as an instant
to expand their market
base in many times both
in terms of client base and
True Perspectives: Consortia models
are still in an evolving phase, constantly
affected by technological changes.
Hence, consortia development requires
an open dialogue between the two
publishers/vendors, in a spirit of
partnership to help their common
beneficiary, the end user, whose needs
and usage alone can justify the
sustenance of whatever new consortia
models that publishers can offer and
libraries can adopt.
Time Saving due to centrally
One licence agreement
Know-how and technical support for access problems
Dealing with current issues (e-books, ERM-systems,
national licences etc.)
Training courses, workshops, information sessions
The present study shall help us to measure the use and
impact of e- consortia on different stakeholder’s viz.
user, libraries, e-consortia and publishers. The study
will make an endeavor to identify and assess the
opportunities and issues faced by various stake holders
and on the basis of findings suggest various steps to be
taken for smooth functioning of library e-consortia in
Objectives of Study
1. To find out the e-Consortia use in relation:
I. to awareness of UGC-Infonet, INDEST and CSIR e-
II. to level of satisfaction of users regarding
content, coverage and access to the e-resources available.
III. to the pattern of e-journal use in the select institutes
Objectives of Study(continue….)
2. To Understand the Management of e-Consortia by analyzing the
subscription policy of publisher’s and quantifying the impact of it
on the subscriptions, cost and access of the member institutes.
3. To find out the growth and impact of consortia on research and
publications of scientist and research scholars.
4. To find out the authenticating technology provided by different
libraries and infrastructure facilitates that facilitates seamless
access to e-resources.
5. To evaluate technical, managerial and copyright issues and problems
that makes hindrance for the successful usage of consortia.
6.To collect suggestions for further development of consortia.
The scope of present study shall
be confined to the consortia member
institutes of North India.
The methodology for the study have jolt down into
Step 1.Review of Related Literature
Step 3. Data collection
Step3. Data analysis and Data interpretation : Different statistical
techniques like chi square test, correlation technique, one tailed and
two tailed test etc will be applying to determine results
To boost resource sharing activities
three-pronged approach is needed:
Strengthening and reengineering of
existing consortia to make them true
vehicles of resource sharing and not
merely sharing of e-journals
Starting new consortia and networks
for resource sharing on suitable basis
Linking of the consortia based
networks to achieve nation-wide
network of libraries
Implementation of these
steps may take some time
and face many hurdles
But once done it will be
possible to have effective
This will save enormous
amount of money and
expedite research at all
levels thereby contributing