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

Local, regional and global collaborative efforts amidst the global financial crisis: Consortia

Har Kaur
Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 August 2010
  •  Published: 30 September 2013

Abstract

 

The main objective of this paper is to analyze the result of the change in the information seeking behavior of the users which has led to the exponential growth of literature which has been contributed by the libraries themselves by providing maximum e-resources. Further how librarians are providing these resources and advanced information to users by using various resources. As the needs of readers have been increased many folds with the easy availability of E-resources. The librarians have to manage this increasing need with in the same funds. This Information explosion, diversity of user need, financial crunch and impossibility of self-sufficiency has led to the formation of consortia at local, regional, national and international level. Therefore, to meet the increasing needs of the users is to be a member of some consortia. In this way librarians are also contributing in the saving of the government revenue. The paper also elaborates how various consortia’s are playing an important role in meeting these diverse needs of the users by subscribing various resources which can be used by the member libraries, in addition these consortia are saving government revenue as well.

 

Key words: Library consortia, information seeking behavior, users, librarians.