DRDO E-journals Consortium

A.L. Moorthy
2009 DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology  
The prohibitive cost of library material, especially foreign journals, pertaining to science and technology, has always been a bane of information centres, especially in the developing countries, taking away large chunk of their meager resources and therefore always a hindrance to provide better services to the users. Libraries tried to bridge this gap by borrowing and inter lending required documents among themselves. Advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have changed the
more » ... ) have changed the publication scenario as well as the mode of resource sharing due to availability of e-journals and online resources. Rise in number of personal computers, Internet, and networks (LAN, MAN and WANs) besides augmenting the availability of the material increased the speed with which the information is now accessible. ICT also facilitated the establishment of library consortia for maintaining information resources together. In India, during the last few years, many leading scientific and technical organisations have established consortia to share their human and electronic resources. This paper briefly discusses the consortia initiatives taken at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), a premier research organisation of Ministry of Defence, engaged in the indigenous development of cutting-edge defence technologies.
doi:10.14429/djlit.29.265 fatcat:xh5p2mx3xvfb5pxc3xt6krdaxu