Impact of e-resources on collection development and library services of major research institutes in Lucknow: A case study

Moin Ahmad, K C Panda


The purpose of the study is to know the impact of the e-resources on collection development, collection development policies, and the changing role of library professionals in the selection of library resources. The study found that the collection development policy and selection criteria have changed due to the emergence of e-resources and the increasing involvement of non-professionals. Now libraries are moving towards cooperative selection and sharing of resources through cooperative collection development and consortia agreements. It is also found that selection of resources at consortia level has faded the autonomy of local library.

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