Transition and Reformation of Indian Agricultural Libraries in the Digital and Collaborative Era: Challenges, Opportunities, and Sustainability

  • Neena Singh
  • The International Information & Library Review, June 2017, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/10572317.2017.1326245

Transition and Reformation of Indian Agricultural Libraries in the Digital and Collaborative Era

What is it about?

Discusses how the Indian agricultural libraries have transformed through various innovative projects in the recent past

Why is it important?

This is an interesting study to view the initiative made by Indian Agricultural Libraries through various projects for upgrading and moving them to virtual environment and digital platforms and how they have been sustained.

Perspectives

Neena Singh
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

Writing this article was great pleasure as I have been associated with the various projects that have transformed the Indian agricultural libraries. Collaborative projects like CeRA- consortiums and union catalogues-AgriCat developed on Koha have made breakthroughs in transformation. Sustainable development of digital platforms is important, the article discusses how the various platforms have been sustained and continued. What are the challenges in digital acessability of e-resources for new /developing universities, how the digital divide can be adressed and how greater dependency on e-text can be realized in the light of changing technological scenario.

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