| || HELLIS Network–Not Just a Consortium of e-Resources |
Author :Siddamallaiah, H.S.;Butdisuwan, Sujin
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(5) ; 2009 ; pp.12-17
Abstract : HELLIS network is a global network functioning through its ‘network of networks’ at various levels, viz., intra-national, international, intra-regional, and inter-regional. Philosophically and functionally, the HELLIS network is flexible and integrated to academic, research and publication process including healthcare delivery system in respective member countries of the network. The HELLIS network is both a social and technological network, linked horizontally and vertically at various levels, viz., national, regional and global, where sharing process is made practical, viable, and affordable. The HELLIS network is more of a culture than just a consortium of purchasing commercial resources thereby it has created an environment to share resource, responsibilities, expertise, and service including the consolidation of information assets in their respective country. In recent practices, consortia are perceived just as a purchase club and a technology based resources networking not a library network.
Keywords : Library consortia;HELLIS;ICT;health literature;healthcare;library services;SEARO;WHO