Library Consortia: Bridging the Gap in the Availability of Information


Maya Carvalho e Rodrigues


Libraries function as an essential component in higher education. Without proper information and knowledge infrastructure no education system can sustain the goals and objectives. Academic libraries are undergoing a rapid and dynamic revolution. Consortia's are formed with an objective to enhance the purchasing power of participating library in the present scenario of major financial crunch and escalating cost of resources in the electronic form. The librarians felt the urge to collaborate but also for enhanced information access and also to utilize the technology for resource sharing.