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Collaborative Librarianship in India - Purdue e-Pubs
Collaborative Librarianship in India
Vrushali Dandawate
Librarian
AISSMS College of Engineering, Kennedy Road, Pune411001, Maharashtra, India
[email protected],
[email protected]
For presentation at 37th Annual IATUL Conference in Halifax,
Nova Scotia, Canada
6 June 2016
What is Collaboration
• Collaboration is a joint effort of multiple
individuals or work groups to accomplish a
task or project
Why there is need of Collaboration
for Indian Libraries
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Shrinking Budget of Libraries
Increasing prices of publication material
Storage problem
Requirement of same publication material for
same of Institute
• Impossibility of self-sufficiency
UGC-Infonet
The UGC-Infonet Digital Library Consortium was
formally launched in December, 2003 by
Honourable Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the then
President of India soon after providing the
Internet connectivity to the universities in the
year 2003 under the UGC-Infonet programme.
The Consortium proved to be a recipe to
university libraries which have been discontinuing
subscription of scholarly journals because of
"Serials Crisis". The term "serials crisis" refers to
exponential and continuing increase in
subscription cost of scholarly journals
UGC INFONET
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159 Universities Covered Phase Wise
More than 5000 e-journals
9 Bibliographical Databases
Covers almost all Disciplines (Sceince &
Technology, Humanity & Social Sciences,
Mathematics ect.)
INDEST- AICTE Consortia
• “Indian National Digital Library in Engineering
Sciences and Technology (INDEST)
Consortium” was set up in 2003 by the
Ministry of Human Resource Development
(MHRD) on the recommendation of an Expert
Group appointed by the Ministry. The benefit
of consortia based subscription to electronic
resources is not confined to its core members
but is also extended to all educational
institutions under its open-ended proposition.
INDEST – AICTE OBJECTIVES
• Provide electronic resources for the Centrally Funded
and other academic institutions in Engineering, Science
and Technology at highly discounted rates
• To support and impart training to the users and
librarians in the member institutions on subscribed
electronic resources with an aim to optimize the usage
of subscribed electronic resources
• To improve scientific productivity of member
institutions in terms of quality and quantity of
publications.
DELNET
• DELNET was started at the India International
Centre Library in January 1988 It was initially
supported by the National Information System for
Science and Technology (NISSAT), Department of
Scientific and Industrial Reseach, Government of
India. It was subsequently supported by the
National Informatics Centre, Department of
Information
Technology,
Ministry
of
Communications and Information Technology,
Government of India and the Ministry of Culture.
DELNET OBJECTIVES
• promoting resource sharing among the libraries
through the development of a network of
libraries.
• To collect, store, and disseminate information
besides offering computerized services to users
• To coordinate efforts for suitable collection
development and also to reduce unnecessary
duplication wherever possible.
• DELNET has been actively engaged with the
compilation of various Union Catalogues of the
resources available in member-libraries.
FORSA
• FORSA established in the early 1980 due to
proliferation
of
information,
library
professionals working in the Institutes where
astronomy was one of the main thrust areas
of research felt the need to come together
and to form a forum, which can act as a
springboard for sharing and exchange of
information.
FORSA OBJECTIVES
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Collection Development in IT Environment
Facilitate e-access to Journals and Books;
Actively participate in Resource Sharing, ILL;
Document delivery by Fax, e-mail, Speed post, Courier,
etc.
• Database merging of library holdings (Books/Journals)
and facilitate access to merged database;
• Digitization of archival materials of the institute and
making it available on website for access by all;
• To facilitate access to website of each institute's library;
Collaboration among Indian Librarians
for professional Development
LIS LINK
• This association is started with impact of
social networking on Libraries many Library
science professionals are connected together
with this online forum and try give recent
information about what is happening in LIS
field
ILOSC
• This is most active portal for Librarians to discuss
about their Library other working issue and to
share knowledge, also to give information about
various workshop conferences for Indian
Librarians A Google group entitled “Indian
Librarians Online Study Circle” is formed to make
a try to solve the various issues relating Librarians
and LIS Field.
• 6697 TOTAL MEMBERS OF ILOSC TILL MACH 16,
2016
Collaboration between Big Libraries
and small Institute
• To use of maximum resources of big university
Libraries and Indian Institute of technology
Libraries as well as British library and various
research libraries have adopted Institutional
membership scheme in this small Institute can
take yearly membership of this big Libraries and
send their user to this Libraries for particulars
research and queries.
• Many small institute are taking advantage of this
scheme in India
Collaboration of Indian Libraries with
International Institute
• The International collaboration with Indian
libraries is very less, few institute like CSIR
NICMAS is always open for the collaborative
activities and accept project contracts on the
information
management
of
the
organizations, institutions. but institute like
ICSSR are giving opportunity
to Indian
Librarians to work under Bilateral programs
they can visit to other countries for their
research work
Conclusion
• UGC InfoTech AICTE INDEST has open gate of knowledge's for
all small institute, but purchase of all resources is mandatory
in this collaboration, many times there is very less usage of all
resources but finally due to huge cost reduction many
publisher e resources access is open to all.
• Many Indian Universities and institute has started
collaboration programs with foreign universities the staff
exchange programs are happening but not for libraries so it
strongly recommended that there is need of International
level collaboration for Indian Libraries, There are less
professional development program for Indian Librarians, if
other countries and Indian Libraries come together with MOU
it will help to develop Indian Library systems
• Indian Libraries need to adopt open access concept which will
be also helpful for small institute.

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