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Use of information and communication technology in libraries and information centres: an Indian scenario

Anjali Gulati (Lecturer at the Department of Library Science, University of Jammu, Jammu, India)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

This paper discusses the status of information and communication technologies usage in Indian libraries with special reference to special libraries and the efforts made by various institutions to propagate e‐information products and services. This paper highlights the consortia efforts in India like JCCC Consortium, INDEST Consortium, CSIR E‐journal Consortia, and UGC Infonet. It further discusses digitisation efforts in India at NISCAIR, New Delhi, IIITM, Kerala, C‐DAC Pune, and the Digital Library of India. In addition it incorporates details on major information systems in India (such as NISSAT)and major library networks in India (such as INFLIBNET, DELNET, CALIBNET etc.). The paper concludes with challenges for library and information science professionals and an overview of initiatives taken by Government of India.

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Gulati, A. (2004), "Use of information and communication technology in libraries and information centres: an Indian scenario", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 335-350. https://doi.org/10.1108/02640470410552974

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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