ISSN: 2249 - 0213

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UGC-Infonet E-Journals Consortium: Resources and Services in Two Universities of Marathwada Region

This research paper deals with resources and services of UGC-Infonet consortium, which is used by two university libraries in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, India. Library consortium add a vital role for co-ordination, resource sharing and expertise allowing individual libraries to easily obtain large number of titles while also providing advantageous cost depending from the contribution by the member libraries. Users are getting more and more benefits from UGC Infonet e-journal consortium. Majority of university library users fulfill their needs ‘partially’ in Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University Nanded and ‘fully’ in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad. It is notable that maximum users using internet / e-resources for updating knowledge, email and then for research work. It shows the users like electronic journals than printed journals and some users like both types of journals. Average users are making use of these e-resources. UGC Infonet e-journal consortium allows users to search the electronic resources by thirteen different ways.

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