NATIONAL SEMINAR ON LIBRARY CONSORTIA
|Event Date/Time: Mar 22, 2004||End Date/Time: Mar 23, 2004|
|Registration Date: Mar 22, 2004|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 17, 2004|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 05, 2004|
|Paper Submission Date: Mar 05, 2004|
We are presently living in a Society, which is most aptly being called as an ¡¥Information Society¡¦ or ¡¥Knowledge Society¡¦, and it is characterized by the need for and use of information by the people of the society for various purposes, activities and development.
The ever-increasing complex needs of the information seekers on one side and the information explosion on the other side, followed by the ever shrinking library budgets, price escalation, etc., have become the serious problems in providing adequate and suitable documents / information services by the library and information centres.
It has become imperative for the LICs both in India and abroad to focus their attention on ¡¥Library Consortia¡¦ as a means to over come the information inadequacy and the insufficient library budgets.
Initiations are made by libraries to join in a Consortia for accessing of a wide range of information resources which otherwise cannot be owned or acquired by any one single Library / Information Centre. In Consortia, Libraries and Information Centres located in a geographical area or libraries concerned with a common subject field come together to procure the information resources either in print or in non-print forms, including the web based electronic resources.
Consortia facilitates the member libraries to gain access to a large number of resources. The Information and Communication technologies are helpful in Library Consortia in accessing information electronically, irrespective of the local boundaries.
Theme: Library Consortia:
„« Models and Methods of Library Consortia
„« ICT in Library Consortia
„« Copyright, Digital Rights Management and related issues
„« Trends in Library Consortia with special reference to India
„« Case Studies in Library Consortia
„« Guidelines, Standards and protocols for Library Consortia
„« Impact studies on the existing Library Consortia
„« Any other related issues to the theme of the Seminar