Access of e-resources in College Libraries: Steps towards Building a Digital Collection Presented By Dr. Bidyut K. Mal In-charge, Vivekanand Central Library, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur-222001 (U.P.), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. R. P. Bajpai Associate Prof. & Head, DLIS, M. G. C. G. Vishswvidyalaya, Chitrakoot, Satna-485331(M. P.), e-mail: email@example.com
Introduction Electronic Resources Library in present era Collection-centered to being learning- centered
Open Access Free availability of literature on the internet Printed journals in place of electronic version of the journals
Advantages of e-resources Multi-access Speed Functionality Content International reach Unlimited capabilities Convenience Searchability and Linking
Current quality status in Colleges of Higher Education in India (2005)Details NumberTotal number of colleges 17,625Number of colleges under UGC purview 14000Number of colleges recognized under section 2(f) of UGC Act 5,589 (40%)Number of colleges recognized under section 12(B) of UGC Act 5,273 (38%)Number of colleges actually funded by the UGC 4,870 (35%)Number of colleges Accredited by the NAAC 2,780 (20%)Number of colleges Accredited by the NAAC and scoring above 60 % 2,506 (17.9%) Source: MHRD
The Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek EZB (ElectronicJournals Library)
Conclusion The goal of the college libraries is to provide an effective combination of print, non-print and electronic resources to support of teaching, learning and research but the status of use of e-resources among the faculty and students is still at its infancy. The student community has yet to explore to potential benefits of various forms of e-resources that could suitably help their scholastic needs. So college authority and library staff must concentrate on up gradation of library regarding use and accessibility of e- resources.