Library Networks in India

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Library Networks in India
A library network refers to a group of libraries which come together with an aim to offer a better library experience and service to their users by pooling their resources. The member libraries generally follow an identical set of rules and procedures. The networking also allows its members to come up with a unique and more valuable collection and resolve duplication and budgetary problems.

The concept of library network came into the light when the Planning Commission recommended a new plan to modernize libraries of India to Government of India in 1985. These recommendations by the Planning Commission get thrust from a report on library automation and networking published by University Grant Commission. The Government of India through the Department of Science and Industrial Research (DSIR) flags the programme in 1987.

List of Library Networks in India

NICNET
Full Name: National Information Centre Network
Established: 1977
Supported by: National Information Centre
Headquarter: Delhi

ADINET
Ahmedabad Library Network
Established: 1994
Supported by: NISSAT
Headquarter: Ahmedabad

BONET
Bombay Library Network
Established: 1992
Supported by: NISSAT
Headquarter: Mumbai

BALNET
Bangalore Library Network
Established: 1995
Supported by: JRD Tata Memorial Library Bangalore
Headquarter: Bangalore

CALIBNET
Calcutta Library Network
Established: 1993
Supported by: NISSAT
Headquarter: Kolkata

DELNET*
Developing Library Network
Established: 1988
Supported by: NISSAT
Headquarter: Delhi
*Originally known as Delhi Library Network

INFLIBNET
Information and Library Network
Established: 1993
Supported by: UGC
Headquarter: Ahmedabad

MALIBNET
MADRAS Library Network
Established: 1993
Supported by: INSDOC
Headquarter: Chennai

MYLIBNET
MADRAS Library Network
Established: 1993
Supported by: INSDOC
Headquarter: Mysore

PUNENET
Pune Library Network
Established: 1992
Supported by: National Chemical Laboratory
Headquarter: Pune

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