Use of Information Resources Through Consortia Mode in Indian Library and Information Centers: A Case Study of Forsa Consortium


Affiliations

  • Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, 560 034, India
  • Karnataka University, Department of Library Science, Dharwad, 580 003, India

Abstract

This paper explains the concept of consortia, a mode of approach in sharing and using the information resources available in LIS Centers. It also attempts to give different types of consortia initiatives in India and abroad highlighting the advantages of consortia. Very dynamic and ever improving consortia called FORSA Consortium has been taken as a case study and its developments, services, salient features and future plans are described. The review of this consortium from the usage statistics is attempted for continuation.

Keywords

Information Resources, Use, Consortia, FORSA Consortium.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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