International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 240

Full Length Research Paper

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) digital library consortium: A case study

YADAV Mangal Arvind
MIDSR Dental College, Latur, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 July 2013
  •  Published: 30 September 2013

Abstract

 

This paper aims to give an understanding of the e-resources available in the MUHS digital library consortium. Survey method based on observation was used for the study. Data were collected from MUHS digital library consortium website through search engine. The author evaluated different types of e-resources available based on faculty and subject in MUHS digital library consortium. There is increasing demand of e-resources by academic and research community. The Maharashtra University of Health Services (MUHS) has launched MUHS digital library consortium to facilitate access of UG and PG students, researchers, and faculty members in the medical and allied health sciences institutions to e-resources. This is to support core functions of medical institutions which in turn improve the quality of patients care. MUHS digital library consortium contains large number of e-resources with very considerable or affordable amount. It is very much useful for researchers, faculty, undergraduate and post-graduate students. The study reveals that the number of e-resources available satisfies the needs of researchers, but faculty members should be motivated to use e-resources in order to improve the quality of patients care, research as well as academic work.

 

Key words: Consortia, E-resources, e- journals, e-books, MUHS, Digital library consortia

Abbreviation

Abbreviations: MUHS, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences; e-resources, Electronic resources; MBBS,Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery; ENT, Ear, Nose and Throat; TB, Tuberculosis; Skin and VD, Skin and Venereal diseases.