Resource Sharing

  • Library Science

    Brief information about library consortia

    The word ‘Consortia’ was originated from the Latin word in early 19t1 century in the sense of partnership. Oxford advanced learners dictionary describes Consortia as “a group of people, countries, companies, etc. who are working together on a particular project”. Library consortium means an association or group of libraries that agree to share their resources to satisfy the needs of the readers. The salient features…

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  • Library Science

    Resource Sharing in Library Collection Development

    Resource sharing is an important concept of library collection development. It has played an important role in the formation of consortia in library management. It has replaced the earlier traditional concept of space, limited budget, and highest cost and as an economic means. An independent library cannot satisfy the need of users. So this problem has been overcome by the use of resource sharing. Resource…

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  • Library Consortia: Meaning, Definition and Growth

    Introduction: Information is considered as a vital resource for communication or dissemination of knowledge of one individual to another from the very early stage of human civilization. It is the basis of education and is an essential ingredient for new ideas. For effective use of information, it is necessary that it should be shared. The tremendous information revolution and proliferation have brought about drastic changes…

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  • Library Consortia

    Library Consortia. The term consortia refer to an agreement or group formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member. Library Consortia means a group of libraries working together for a common cause. It means collaborative or coalition effort for meeting the varied needs of users. It may be defined as any kind of formal cooperative arrangement where people agree to exchange…

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  • Resource Sharing and Modern Library

    Introduction: Today we are living in the age of information. Information is a dynamic and unending resource that affects all disciplines and all walks of life. Information also supports education, research, and development’. The main functions of an academic library are to acquire information from various sources and to arrange process and disseminate them to satisfy the needs of students, academicians, and researchers in the…

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  • Resource sharing in library : A brief information

    Library Resource Sharing: In the age of information explosion, no library however big or rich, able to satisfy all the needs of its users due to tremendous number document as well as information published every moment’s. The demands and needs of library users also changes from time to time, so the library get trouble to meet their users needs. To solve the problems of information…

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  • English

    Inter Library Loan and its Benefits

    Inter Library Loan – What is It? The term ‘Inter Library Loan’ very popular in the Library and Information Science field. Inter Library loan means sharing of your own library resources with other libraries of the same localities of another part of the world on demand, when needed by the users of other libraries within a cooperative agreement/ venture. And you have an opportunity to…

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  • English

    Types of Resource Sharing in Library

    The bilateral exchange model, the pooling model, the dual service model and the service center model are the four types of resource sharing models in vogue today. In the bilateral exchange model, materials are exchanged between two participating libraries. In practice, where such an exchange is found, the exchange rate is usually calculated upon a proportional basis, according to some agreed-upon value (e.g. one of…

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  • English

    Methods of resource sharing in Library

    The time has arrived, when the concept of resource sharing would envelope all basic library functions. Right from acquisition to storage and issue of material, co-operative action is feasible and has a useful role to play. Joint action should be practiced in acquisition and utilization of information resources. Ownership and use should be on a joint basis. Subscription to journals and other serials can be…

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  • English

    Library Resource Sharing concepts.

    Today, in an environment of information and publication explosion, it has become practically impossible for any library to remain self-reliant. In a situation of growing demands of the readers and depleting level of financial resources, no library is able to obtain all the material on demand. Resource sharing is a method of overcoming these and other limitations of the individual libraries in respects of their…

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