DRDO E-Journal Consortium in Defence Science and Technology

  • V Senthil DRDO-Gas Turbine & Research Establishment (GTRE), C V Raman Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560093
  • M Madhusudhan DLIS University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Keywords: DRDO, DESIDOC, Resource sharing, E-journal consortium, E-journals, Usage, India

Abstract

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) E-Journal Consortium is one of the important consortiums among other consortia existing in India. It covers multi-disciplinary subject areas to fulfill the information needs of DRDO scientific community. This paper tries to evaluate the implementation of DRDO e-journals, coverage of publishers and titles, subject-wise distribution of titles among DRDO laboratories, need of e-journal consortium among the labs, and expenditure details along with yearly growth. This is one of the unique consortiums implemented that is based on subscription model.The study also highlights the usage of e- journals publisher-wise in the consortium and would be helpful in efficient collection development policy of e-journals.

Author Biographies

V Senthil, DRDO-Gas Turbine & Research Establishment (GTRE), C V Raman Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560093

Mr V. Senthil has obtained his MSc (Electronics) and MLISc from Annamalai University and currently pursuing his PhD at University of Delhi. Presently working as Scientist ‘E’ and Group Head, TICL & IPR, in Gas Turbine Research Establishment, Bengaluru. For his professional contributions, he has received ‘Laboratory Scientist of the Year’ award in 2006, 2013 and 2016. He has published 12 papers in journals and conferences. His areas of interests include: Library automation, digital library, institutional repository, e-journals consortium and website designing and hosting. 

M Madhusudhan, DLIS University of Delhi, Delhi-110007

Dr M. Madhusudhan is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi. He has published one book, edited two books, 20 chapters in books, 55 articles in journals and conferences. His areas of interest includes: Designing and evaluation of websites, evaluation of web-OPACs, ICT in libraries, social networking sites, e-resources, mobile-based library services, etc.

 

Published
2018-01-02
How to Cite
SenthilV., & MadhusudhanM. (2018). DRDO E-Journal Consortium in Defence Science and Technology. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 38(1), 16-20. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.37.4.11444
Section
Commemorative Issue - DRDO