Resource Sharing among ISRO Libraries: A Case Study of Consortia Approach


Affiliations

  • ISRO Satellite Centre, Library and Documentation, Bangalore, India

Abstract

The paper presents a practical step by step approach and efforts made to achieve huge savings in acquisition expenditures and creative resources sharing among a group of libraries working under a single parent institution, namely, Indinn Spnce Research Organisation (ISRO). Actual cases of substantial savings in subscription to costly journals, CD-ROM databases and conference volumes in the way of consortia price and/or combination (print and electronic) subscription prices arc depicted with appropriate tables and charts.

Keywords

Resource Sharing, ISRO Libraries, Cooperative Acquisition, Consortia Approach, Journal Subscription, CD-ROM Databases.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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