ERIC Number: EJ856923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Library Consortia in Developing Countries: An Overview
Moghaddam, Golnessa Galyani; Talawar, V. G.
Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, v43 n1 p94-104 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review consortia efforts in developing countries. Design/methodology/approach: This paper reviews the literature on library consortia in developing countries in general and India in particular. The paper also outlines the advantages and disadvantages of consortia. Findings: "Library consortia" refers to cooperation, co-ordination and collaboration between, and among, libraries for the purpose of sharing information resources. Libraries in developing countries have been working on consortia at national, regional and international level. However, some barriers such as poor technological and communication infrastructure, inadequate finances, culture and context, attitudes toward consortia and multiple efforts are reported to be limitations of consortia activities in developing countries. Originality and value: The paper provides a useful overview of consortia in developing countries, particularly in India.
Descriptors: Libraries, Foreign Countries, Consortia, Developing Nations, Literature Reviews, Shared Resources and Services, Barriers, Financial Support, Cultural Context, Attitudes, Library Services
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Identifiers - Location: India