To be able to tackle the ever increasing demands for better services.
Quantitatively and Qualitatively.
Environment already over strained by financial pressures.
Ultimate goal of information. Library networks To interlink information resources in a metropolitan area, so that users could access information irrespective of its location, format, medium, language, and script.
Delnet- established in 1988 due to the limitation of financial resources and space for housing library collections on the libraries in Delhi. Provides access to the central union catalogue for books and monograph, efficient electronic mailing facilities to access databases of member libraries.
Malibnet- Madras Library Network. Visualized in the Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC) in 1991.
MyLibnet-Launching of this in association w/ Mysore City Library Consotuim (MCLC) took place on June 12, 1995.
Bonet-Bomabay Library Network was set at the National Centre for Software technology (NCST), Bombay, on November 6, 1992. Aim is to build a low cost library information system which can possibly be used as a model for future expansion of this service even outside Bombay.