Development of an Information Network for Affiliating Universities in Kerala

A Feasibility study

  • Dr. Vimalkumar V. Mahatma Gandhi University Library
  • Dr. Abdul Majeed K. C. Farook College
Keywords: Library cooperation, Resource sharing, Interlibrary loan, Document delivery services, Library automation, College libraries, Kerala


Library and information networks play a vital role in the sharing of information resources and building cooperation among libraries. Library cooperative initiatives like consortium and resource sharing services can seize the pricing of e-resources and ensure uniform availability of information resources. Regional level library networks can satisfy the information requirements of the user community in the micro-level. Kerala state is bestowed with sufficient infrastructure and human resources for the development of a network for library cooperation. This study enquires the possibility of the development of an information network for college libraries under four prominent affiliating universities in Kerala state to facilitate the avenues for cooperation and resource sharing.


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Author Biographies

Dr. Vimalkumar V., Mahatma Gandhi University Library

Technical Assistant, Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Kottayam, Kerala - 686 560.

Dr. Abdul Majeed K. C., Farook College

Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Farook College, Kozhikode - 673 632.


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