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Database services in India

Siriginidi Subba Rao (Siriginidi Subba Rao is a Scientist in the Information Sciences Area at the Central Leather Research Institute, Madras, India.)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

Presents briefly the impact of information technology in information management and the major activities to be considered for improving information accessibility in India, including database production and publication by employing centralised input and centralised processing and decentralised input and centralised processing, and utilisation of existing international databases by way of leasing or through online access. Discusses the Indian scenario and information availability with various departments/agencies for database production. Lists the Indian database service providers with their services from government and corporate agencies. Concludes that the database sector is growing very fast in spite of some factors hindering its growth. The industry is still in a nascent stage even though providers are rushing to provide information.

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Citation

Subba Rao, S. (2000), "Database services in India", Library Review, Vol. 49 No. 2, pp. 77-82. https://doi.org/10.1108/00242530010314979

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