E-resources including E-Journals for your library

INFLIBNET has launched N-List programme, the details are hereunder.
The Project entitled "National Library and Information Services
Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST)", being jointly executed
by the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, INFLIBNET Centre and
the INDEST-AICTE Consortium, IIT Delhi provides for i)
cross-subscription to e-resources subscribed by the two Consortia,
i.e. subscription to INDEST-AICTE resources for universities and
UGCINFONET resources for technical institutions; and ii) access to
selected e-resources to colleges. The N-LIST project provides access
to e-resources to students, researchers and faculty from colleges and
other beneficiary institutions through server(s) installed at the
INFLIBNET Centre. The authorized users from colleges can now access
e-resources and download articles required by them directly from the
publisher's website once they are duly authenticated as authorized
users through servers deployed at the INFLIBNET Centre.
N-LIST: Four Components
The project has four distinct components, i.e. i ) to subscribe and
provide access to selected UGC-INFONET e-resources to technical
institutions (IITs, IISc, IISERs and NITs) and monitor its usage; ii)
to subscribe and provide access to selected INDEST e-resources to
selected universities and monitor its usage; iii) to subscribe and
provide access to selected e-resources to 6,000 Govt./ Govt.-aided
colleges and monitor its usage; and iv) to act as a Monitoring Agency
for colleges and evaluate, promote, impart training and monitor all
activities involved in the process of providing effective and
efficient access to e-resources to colleges.
The INDEST and UGC-INFONET are jointly responsible for activity listed
at i) and ii) above. The INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad is responsible
for activities listed at iii) and iv) above. The INFLIBNET Centre is
also responsible for developing and deploying appropriate software
tools and techniques for authenticating authorized users.
Current Status
As on March 15, 2010, a total number of 1,118 colleges have registered
themselves with the N-LIST programme including 668 Govt. / Govt.-aided
colleges covered under the 12 B Act of the UGC. Log-in ID and password
for accessing e-resources has been sent to the authorized users from
these 668 colleges. Remaining colleges are being advised to join the
initiative as N-LIST Associates. All e-resources subscribed for
colleges under the N-LIST Project are now accessible to these 668
colleges through the N-List website.
Subscription Fees : Rs. 5000 for one year
Other details available at : http://nlist.inflibnet.ac.in/eresource.php
Ajay M. Kamble
Annasaheb Vartak Arts, Commerce, Science College,
Vasai Road (W), Dist. Thane - 401202

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