e-ShodhSindhu Consortium:Awareness and Use


Affiliations

  • Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh, India

Abstract

At present the university libraries in India are actively engaged in incorporating electronic information resources and services. Ever-increasing prices of journal have forced institutions to resort to alternatives like consortia for resource sharing that offer access to electronic resources, bibliographic databases and services through Internet and World Wide Web. UGC had initiated Infonet E-journals Consortium. Recently MHRD formed e-ShodhSindhu merging three consortia, namely UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, NLIST and INDEST-AICTE Consortium. Banasthali University library in Rajasthan is providing access to e-ShodhSindhu E-journals Consortium to its research community. This study seeks to examine how far the research community is aware of and is making use of e-ShodhSindhu E-journals Consortium. The study also seeks to examine the influence of Consortium on the users' research, to identify difficulties faced by the research scholars while accessing the Consortium and to make a few suggestions to strengthen the e-ShodhSindhu E-journals Consortium.

Keywords

Banasthali University, Consortium, Use and Awareness, e-ShodhSindhu e-Journals, Information and Communication Technology, UGC-Infonet.

Subject Discipline

Sociology

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