Indian Digital Library in Engineering Science & Technology (INDEST) ConsortiumbyDr. Jagdish AroraLibrarian, IIT Bombay &National Coordinator, INDEST Consortiumhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org
INDEST Consortium: Genesis
Recommendations made at the National Seminar on Knowledge Networking in Engineering & Technology Education and Research, Dec. 1 2, 2000 at IIT Delhi;
Preliminary Proposal circulated to all IITs, IISc, REC and other engineering institutions, their suggestions were sought and incorporated;
MHRD Appointed the Expert Group in April 2002;
The Expert Group submitted its report in Sept., 2002;
INDEST Consortium was formed in Dec., 2002; and recommended resources were subscribed for 2003. Care was taken to avoid duplication of resources in member institutions.Slide 2: GenesisThe proposal for consortia-based subscription to electronic resources was first discussed at length at the National Seminar on Knowledge Networking in Engineering & Technology Education and Research held at the IIT Delhi between December 1 and 2, 2000. On the recommendations of one of the work group of this Seminar, a preliminary proposal on consortia-based subscription to electronic resources was prepared and circulated to all IITs, IISc and RECs. On the basis of feedback obtained from these institutions, a revised draft proposal was prepared which encompassed other engineering colleges and institutions as beneficiary of this initiative. The Ministry, based on the last draft proposal, appointed an expert group to discuss elaborately on the e-resources with the publishers and aggregators and evolve a working model for execution of the consortium. The Expert Group appointed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), after contemplating facts and figures gathered by it on the subscription amount payable by the individual institutions and the consortium, was convinced that consortia-based subscription is the only alternative to increase the access to electronic resources across Institutions at a lower cost. The Expert Group submitted its report to the Ministry in Sept., 2002. The recommendations made by the Expert Group was accepted and implemented in Dec., 2002. All recommended electronic resources were subscribed for the year 2003 as per the recommendations made by the Expert Group.
INDEST Consortium: Basic ModelThe MHRD provides funds to the INDEST consortium:
For subscription to electronic resources for institutes funded by it; and
For operational cost of the Consortium.
Benefit of Consortia-based Subscription is passed on to other educational institutions. These institutions may subscribe on their own.
The member institutions may also subscribe to e-resources through the consortium that are not being paid for them by the MHRD.
Slide 3: INDEST Consortium: Basic ModelThe funds provided by the MHRD to the INDEST consortium has the following two components:Funds for subscription to electronic resources for various institutions as per their entitlements recommended by the Expert Group; andFunds for operational cost of the Consortium.Benefit of Consortia-based Subscription is also passed on to other educational institutions. These institutions can subscribe to all electronic resources at the rate applicable to the core members of the consortium. The member institutions may also subscribe to e-resources through the consortium that are not being paid for them by the MHRD.
INDEST Consortium: MembersMembers
Core Members 38 (Funds for e-resources through MHRD)
Members with AICTE Support 60
Other Members (self-supported) 12
Slide 4: MembersThe total number of members in the INDEST Consortium has grown to 110 including: 38 Core Members (funds for e-resources provided by the MHRD), 60 members including Government Engineering Colleges or Government-aided Engineering Colleges (funds for e-resources provided by the AICTE, and 12 self-supported members.
Core Member Institutions and E-resourcesFull-text Resources
IEL OnlineScience Direct & Ideal LibrarySpringers LinkABI / INFORM ACM Digital Library ASTP ASME Journals ASCE JournalsBibliographic Databases
COMPENDEXINSPECWeb of ScienceSciFinder ScholarMathSciNetJCCCJGATEIITs & IISc
Indian Institutes of Technology, Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras & Roorkee; &Indian Institute of Science, BangaloreElectronic ResourcesSlide 5 : Core Members and E-resourcesIITs and IISc: Including 7 Indian Institutes of Technology at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras & Roorkee and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The resources subscribed for them include:Full-text Resources: IEL Online; Science Direct & Ideal Library; Springers Link; ABI / INFORM; ACM Digital Library; ASTP; ASME Journals and ASCE JournalsBibliographic Databases: COMPENDEX; INSPEC; Web of Science; SciFinder Scholar; MathSciNet; JCCC and JGATE
Core Member Institutions and E-resourcesNITs / RECs, ISM, NERIST and SLIET
All NITs / NITs (17)Indian School of Mines, DhanbadNorth Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Itanagar Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Sangrur
Full-text ResourcesBibliographic Databases
IEL OnlineJCCCSpringers LinkJGATE ACM Digital Library ASTPASME JournalsASCE JournalsSlide 6: Core Members and E-resourcesNITs / RECs, ISM, NERIST and SLIET: All RECs / NITs (17) ; Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad; North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology, Itanagar; and Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Sangrur. The resources subscribed for them include:Full-text Resources: IEL Online; Springers Link; ACM Digital Library; ASTP; ASME Journals; ASCE JournalsBibliographic Databases: JCCC and JGATE
Core Member Institutions and E-resourcesIIIT & PEC
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), AllahabadPunjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh
Full-text Resources IEL OnlineSpringers Link Applied Science & Technology Plus (ASTP)
JCCCSlide 7: Core Members and E-resourcesIIIT & PEC: Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad and Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh. The e-resources subscribed for them include:Full-text Resources: IEL Online; Springers Link; Applied Science & Technology Plus (ASTP)Bibliographic Databases: JCCC
Core Member Institutions and E-resourcesIndian Institutes of Managements, NITIE & IIITM
Indian Institutes of Management, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, LucknowNITIE, BombayIndian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Gwalior
Electronic Resources (Full-text) IEL OnlineACM Digital Library ABI / INFORMCERC's Insight CRIS INFAC Industry Information Service Slide 8: Core Members and E-resources
IIMs, NITIE & IIITM: Indian Institutes of Management, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow and NITIE, Bombay, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (IIITM), Gwalior Full-text Resources: IEL Online; ACM Digital Library; ABI / INFORM; CERCs Insignt and CRIS INFAC Industry Information Service
Member Institutions and E-resourcesAICTE Supported Institutions
60 Government Colleges and Universities Departments
Electronic Resources (Full-text) IEL Online (Single User)ASCE JournalsASME JournalsApplied Science & Technology Plus (ASTP)Slide 9: E-resources for AICTE Supported Institutions (60 Government Colleges and Universities Departments) Full-text Resources: IEL Online (Single User); ASCE Journals; ASME Journals and Applied Science & Technology Plus (ASTP)
Full-text Resources Subscribed for INDEST ConsortiumSlide 10: Electronic Resources Subscribed for the INDEST ConsortiumThe INDEST subscribes to 16 electronic resources that include 9 full-text resources and 7 bibliographic databases. All institutions do not have access to all electronic resources, differential access to various e-resources are provided selectively to various institutions as per the recommendation of the Expert Group on consortia-based subscription to e-resources appointed by the MHRD.The full-text resources include: IEEE / IEE Electronic Library Online (IEL); Elseviers ScienceDirect; Elseviers Ideal Library; Springer Verlags: Link; Applied Science and Technology Plus (ASTP); ABI / INFORM; ACM Digital Library; ASCE Journals and ASME Journals.The bibliographic databases include: Compendex Plus; INSPEC; SciFinder Scholar; MathSciNet; Web of Science; JGATE and JCCC.
IEL Online120 IEEE and IEE periodicals, 7,80,000 documents from over 12,000 publications25,000 new pages are added every month922,177 Documents OnlineSubscribed for:All InstitutionsSlide 11: IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) OnlineThe IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) covers almost one third of the world's current electrical engineering and computer science literature, providing unparalleled access to publications from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). The resource covers more than 780,000 documents from over 12,000 publications, including 120 journals, transactions, magazines, conference proceedings, IEEE Standards. More than 25,000 new pages are added per month. It provides access to more than two million full-page PDF images, including all original charts, graphs, diagrams, photographs, and illustrative material.Back-files: 1950 onwards Archival Access: Archival data free of charge after 3 years of continuous subscription to IEL Online for Cat. I and II institutions. Simultaneous Access: Limited (Cat. I: 15; Cat. II: 5; Cat. III:1)ASPP Print Package is made available at a highly discounted rates.
Science Direct & Academic Press1700 journals59 million abstracts3,915,124 Articles OnlineSubscribed for: IITs & IIScSlide 12: Elseviers Science Direct and Academic Presss Ideal LibraryScienceDirect is the web-based interface to the full-text database of Elsevier Science journals and Academic Press (Ideal), one of the world's largest providers of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature. The ScienceDirect offers a rich electronic environment for research journals, bibliographic databases and reference works. The database offers more than 1700 scientific, technical and medical peer-reviewed journals, over 59 million abstracts, over two million full-text scientific journal articles, an expanding suite of bibliographic databases and linking to another one million full-text articles via CrossRef to other publishers' platforms. Print-base: Yes, Participants are required to maintain their print subscriptionBack-files: 1995 onwardsArchival Access: Offered on the cost of preparing data setSimultaneous Access: Un-limitedPrice-cap on Print: 5%
Springers Link450 journals, 300 journals accessible to members (excluding journals in medical sciences) Over 3,40,000 full-text articles 10 Online LibrariesSubscribed for: IITs & IISc,NITs, ISM, NERIST, SLIET, IIIT, IIITM & PECSlide 13: Springer Verlags LinkSpringer Link is the online e-books and e-journals service from Springer Verlag, one of the worlds leading scientific publishers. Key subject areas include: Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy, Geosciences, Chemistry Engineering and Medicine. The resource include over 400 current journals of the highest quality, as well as more than 20 book series. Currently over 3,40,000 full-text articles are available in Springer Link.Print-base: Yes, Participants are required to maintain their print subscription.Backfile: Varies from journal to journal. Most titles go back as far as 1995-96.Archival Access: Offered on one time payment of Euro 15,000. Simultaneous Access: Un-limited
Applied Science & Technology Plus ( ASTP)165 full-text journalsIndex and Abstracts for 560 journalsAll titles are indexed from 1994 forwardCD ROM backupSubscribed for: NITs,ISM, NERIST, SLIET, IIIT, IIITM & PECSlide 14: Proquests Applied Science and Technology PlusThe Applied Science & Technology Plus (ASTP) is a CD-ROM database (with access to the Web). The database provides indices and full abstracts to more than 556 key science and engineering titles, plus full-image of 160 titles. All titles are indexed from 1994 onward; the database is updated monthly. The resource is available on CD ROM as well as on the Web. While IITs and IISc have online access to ASTP, the NITs, RECs, SLIET, ISM and NERIST get Web-based access as well as backup on CD ROM.Resource: 160 Full-text Journals + 556 Indexed and AbstractedPrint-base: NoMedia: Web with CD ROM backup.Back-files: 1994 onwards.Archival Access: On CD ROMSimultaneous Access: Un-limited
ABI / Inform1800 full-text journals and 2000 journals indexed and abstracted
1985-Present; 1971-1984 BackfileSubscribed for:IITs & IISc,IIMs, IIITM & NITIESlide 15: Proquests ABI / INFORM CompleteThe ABI / Inform is one of the world's first electronic databases. It has been a premier source of business information for more than 30 years. The database contains content from thousands of journals that help researchers track business conditions, trends, management techniques, corporate strategies, and industry-specific topics worldwide. It consists of 1800 full-text journals and 2000 journals that are indexed and abstracted. The resource has four components, i.e. ABI / INFORM Complete, ABI Business Dateline, ABI / INFORM Archives and ABI Trade & Industry. The resource is offered on Web with CD ROM backup. Resource: 1800 full-text journals + 2000 journals indexedPrint-base: NoMedia: Web with CD ROM backupBack-files: 1985-Present; 1971-1984 BackfileArchival Access: On CD ROMSimultaneous Access: Un-limited
ACM Digital Library30 full-text journals + conference proceedings +others;1952 +Over 103,000 full-text articles;Bibliographic database consisting of 30,000,000 itemsSubscribed for: IITs & IISc, IIMs,NITs, ISM, NERIST & SLIETSlide 16: ACM Digital LibraryThe ACM Digital Library incorporates digital versions of works published by ACM since its inception. The major components of the resource is an enhanced version of the ACM Digital Library plus an extended bibliographic database, consisting of more than a quarter-million citations of core works in computing. The ACM Digital Library hosts over 103,000 full-text articles from ACM journals, magazines, and conference proceedings and half million bibliographic Records with about 2,50,000 links to full bibliographic information and 70,000 further links to full text resources.Resource: 30 full-text journals, conference proceedings and othersPrint-base: NoMedia: Web with CD ROM backupBack-files: Since 1952Archival Access: On CD ROMSimultaneous Access: Un-limitedAccess Options: Web only, CD ROM back up provided as special cases
ASCE Journals29 full-text journals + conference proceedings + others1995 onwardBibliographic database consisting of 30,000,000 itemsSubscribed for: IITs & IISc, IIMs,NITs, ISM, NERIST & SLIETSlide 17: ASCE Journals OnlineThe American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is recognized globally for their significant contribution and dedication to the advancement of science and education in the civil engineering profession. The ASCE publishes 30 journals, periodicals and transactions that cover a comprehensive range of the civil engineering profession. ASCE journals are highly cited and are most relevant to the civil engineers for exchanging technical and professional knowledge. Information published in the journals of ASCE forms archival records not only of the technical advances of the ASCE but of the civil engineering profession as a whole. Resource: 30 journals, transactions, magazinesPrint-base: NoMedia: WebBack-files: 1995 onwardArchival Backup: On CD ROM (on termination of subscription period)Simultaneous Access: Un-limited
ASME Journals18 full-text journals + conference proceedings + others2000 onwardsBibliographic database consisting of 30,000,000 itemsSubscribed for: IITs & IISc, IIMs,NITs, ISM, NERIST & SLIETSlide 18: ASME Journals OnlineThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a nonprofit educational and technical organization serving a worldwide community of mechanical engineers. The ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations. The society holds more than 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year. The ASME promote and enhance the technical competency and professional well-being through quality programs and activities in mechanical engineering, better enable its practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind through its publications that include more than 20 journals and transactionsResource: 18 journals, transactions, magazinesPrint-base: NoMedia: WebBack-files: 2000 onwardsArchival Backup: On CD ROM (on termination of subscription period)Simultaneous Access: Un-limited
Bibliographic DatabasesSlide 19: Bibliographic Databases Subscribed for the INDEST ConsortiumThe INDEST subscribes to 16 electronic resources that include 9 full-text resources and 7 bibliographic databases. Most bibliographic databases are accessible to IITs and IISc.The bibliographic databases include: Compendex Plus; INSPEC; SciFinder Scholar; MathSciNet; Web of Science; JGATE and JCCC.
Compendex on EI Village7 Million Records from more than 5000 journals1970+2,20,000 new abstracts are added annuallySubscribed for: IITs & IIScSlide 20: COMPENDEX on EI VillageThe Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research available today, containing almost seven million references and abstracts taken from over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports. The broad subject areas of engineering and applied science are comprehensively represented. Coverage includes nuclear technology, bioengineering, transportation, chemical and process engineering, light and optical technology, agricultural engineering and food technology, computers and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications, control, civil, mechanical, materials, petroleum, aerospace and automotive engineering as well as narrower subtopics within all these and other major engineering fields. Approximately 250,000 new records are added to the database annually from over 175 disciplines and major specialties within engineering. Compendex is updated weekly to ensure access to critical developments in your field.Access Options: Web (With CD backup for the year subscribed)Coverage in Number of Years: 1970 onwardsPrint Equivalent: Engineering Compendex in print.Data Type: Bibliographic with Abstracts Total Number of Records: 7 Million Records from more than 5000 journalsand conferencesNumber of records Added Annually: 220,000
INSPEC on EI Village 7 Million Records from over 3500 journals and 1500 conferences proceeding; 1969+3,30,000 new abstracts are added annuallySubscribed for: IITs & IIScSlide 21: INSPEC on EI Village INSPEC is the leading bibliographic database providing access to the world's scientific literature in electrical engineering, electronics, physics, control engineering, information technology, communications, and computers and computing. The database contains approximately seven million bibliographic records taken from 3,500 scientific and technical journals and 1,500 conference proceedings. Approximately 330,000 new records are added to the database annually. Online coverage is from 1969 to the present, and records are updated weekly.Access Options: Web (With CD backup for the year subscribed)Coverage in Number of Years: 1969Print Equivalent: Engineering Compendex in print.Data Type: Bibliographic with Abstracts ( compendex and Inspec)Total Number of Records: 7 Million Records from over 3500 journals and 1500conferences proceeding Number of Records Added Annually: 2,50,000
Subscribed for: IITs & IIScSciFinder Scholar1907 to presentover 22.7 millon records including 4 million patents48 million substances8,00,000 bibliographic records added annually Slide 22: SciFinder ScholarThe SciFinder Scholar is a Z39.50 Windows-based interface that provides easy access to the rich and diverse scientific information contained in the CAS databases including Chemical Abstracts from 1907 onwards. The SciFinder Scholar offers a variety of pathways to explore CAS databases as well as MEDLINE. The SciFinder interface provides the most accurate and comprehensive chemical and related scientific information including: journal articles and patents together in one source, substance data, chemical reactions, chemical regulatory data, chemical suppliers, biomedical literature. The SciFinder Scholar provides highly interactive and innovative search interfaces that are not even available on STN or on web-based access to CA. Access Options: Z39.50 Client on port 210Coverage in Number of Years: 1907 to presentPrint-base: No.Print Equivalent: Chemical AbstractsData Type: Bibliographic with abstractsTotal no. of Records: 22.7 millon Records Added Annually: 8,00,000 Number of Substances in CAS Registry: over 48 million substances Number of New Substances Added Daily: 4,000 Chemical Reactions: over 6.8 million Single- and multi-step reactions Regulated Substances: 229,201 substancesCommercially Media: WebBack-files: 1907+Simultaneous Access: 3 Available Chemicals: over 5.3 million substances
MathSciNETJanuary 1940+1799 journals covered; links to 2,35,523 original articlesSubscribed for: IITs & IIScSlide 23: MathSciNetMathSciNet is a comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940. It provides Web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database. The MathSciNet has signed reviews, powerful search functionality, and timely updates. It fosters the navigation of mathematics literature by providing links to original articles and other original documents, when available, and by encouraging links from journal article references to MathSciNet. The MathSciNet offers World-wide access to mathematical literature through multiple mirror sites. The MathSciNet offers free access to Featured Reviews, those reviews from the Mathematical Reviews database that were especially commissioned for some of the books and papers that are considered particularly important in the areas that they cover.
Resource: MathSciNetPrint-base: No Media: Web Back-files: 1940 Archival Access: Not offered Simultaneous Access: Un-limited
Web of ScienceScience Citation Index Expanded + 10 year backfilesLink to full-textDerwent Innovations Index (on trial)Subscribed for: IITs & IIScSlide 24: Web of ScienceThe ISI Web of Science provides access to information for all levels of academic, corporate, and government research. It offers a comprehensive, fully integrated platform that empowers researchers and accelerates discovery. It offers citations and cited reference searching. The ISI Web of Knowledge provides a single interface, enabling natural-language searches across multiple content sources: journal articles; proceedings papers; patents; chemical reactions and compounds; and content from preprint, funding information, and research activity Web sites. The Web of Science provides access to Science Citation Index to all IITs and IISc.
Resource: Science Citation Index (Expanded)Print-base: NoMedia: WebBack-files: 10 yearsArchival Access: NoSimultaneous Access: 5
J-Gate9000 Journals+Content ServicesAccessible to:IITs & IISc,NITs, ISM, NERIST, SLIET, IIIT, IIITM & PECSlide 25: J-GATEThe J-Gate is an Internet gateway and portal set up nearly two-years ago by Informatics (India) Ltd. It offers affordable access to global electronic journal literature. It provides seamless access to journal articles through database interface of 10,000+ e-journals. Currently J-Gate offers three types of products / services, i.e. i) J-Gate Portal which offers 'Directory of e-Journals' including more than 9,000 journals listed with link to journal / publishers site; ii) Table of Contents (TOC) for an equal number of journals; and iii) a comprehensive searchable database consisting of more than 10 Lakhs+ articles added every year. The J-Gate Portal offers the followings:"Directory of e-Journals" that includes more than 10,000 journals listed with link to journal / publishers siteTable of Contents (TOC) for an equal number of journalsA comprehensive searchable database consisting of more than 10 Lakhs+ articles added every year across all disciplinesMore than 10,000 journals including 1200+ free journals and 22 Lakh articles across all subjects areasSend e-mail to Authors requesting reprints of articles for journals not subscribed by your library Locate a local library that has the journalSearch Database - By Author, Title, Abstract, keywords, Author Address, Broad Subject Categories
Content level access to Journals subscribed by INDEST with Interface to facilitate inter-library loanSubscribed for:IITs & IISc,With access to all NITs, ISM, NERIST, SLIET, IIIT, IIITM & PECSlide 26: J-Gate Custom Content for Consortium (JCCC)The J-Gate Custom Content for Consortium (JCCC) is a virtual library of journal literature created as customized e-journals access gateway and database solution for the INDEST consortium. It acts as one-point access to 4,000+ subscribed currently by all the IITs and IISc and available online. The service offers the following facilities and benefits to users. Table of Contents Browsing: Users can select journals of their choice by searching by journal title words and/or subject categories and browse the table of contents for the latest issues of the journals. Database Searching: JCCC@INDEST acts a comprehensive database of journal articles published in the journals subscribed by all IITs and IISc (about 4,000). The articles are indexed with subject keywords and are searchable by Author, Title words, abstract words, subject keywords, Institutional name or city to which the author belongs to. MyTOC: Users can select journals of their choice and create their own alert profiles. JCCC@INDEST sends e-mail notice to the users, every week and as and when their favorite journals are published, to facilitate browsing TOC of the latest issues. Full-text Online: J-Gate provides link to full-text for online journals of the publishers for which the INDEST consortium has obtained online rights for accessing or the individual library has separately obtained online access rights for journals. Resource Sharing: This is the unique benefit of JCCC@INDEST. When a user finds an article of his interest, he can get it online if the INDEST consortium or his library has online rights of access to the corresponding journal. This facility offers the following benefits: If the journal is not subscribed by users library (say NIT, Surthkal) and is subscribe by another library (say IISc, Bangalore), an automated photocopy request goes to the library where the journal is available which is designated for supplying the article to the user. In this case, IISc, Bangalore sends a copy of the article to NIT, Surthkal. Through JCCC, all NIT, RECs and other users can have access to the journals subscribed by all the IITs and IISc.
INDEST ConsortiumArchival Solution
IEL OnlineAfter 5 yrs of continuousSubscription (Cat. I & II)
ScienceDirectArchival access + Data on the cost of production of CDs
LinkArchives on CDs on one time payment of Euro15,000.00
ABI / InformWeb Access + CDs
ASTP Web Access + CDs
ACM Digital LibraryWeb Access + CDsSlide 27: Archival AccessThe electronic resources are accessible as long as they are subscribed. If an institution decides not to subscribe to a given electronic resource, it looses its right to access the e-resource even for the year for which the subscription is paid. The INDEST Consortium has taken steps to safeguard its interest in this regard. The following arrangements have been worked with the publishers for getting archival access to electronic resources:Perpetual Access: License agreement has been signed for perpetual access to subscribed resource for the period for which subscription is paid, i.e. ScienceDirect;Back-up on CD ROM: Back-up on CD is given during the year of subscription itself for archival access while the resource is also accessible on the Web, i.e. ABI / INFORM, ASTP and ACM Digital Library;Back-up on CD ROM at the End of Subscription: Some publishers have agreed to provide all data (full-text or bibliographic) on CD ROM / DVD ROM if the Consortium decides to discontinue its subscription either against nominal payment or without payment, i.e. IEL Online, Springers Link, COMPENDEX, INSPEC, ASME and ASCE Journals;Alternative Product at the End of Subscription: Chemical Abstracts has offered CA on CD at half the rate if the INDEST Consortium decides to end the subscription to SciFinder Scholar.
COMPENDEX / Free after 5 yrs of INSPEC continuous Subscription
SciFinderCA on CD at 50% cost
Web of ScienceBackup on CD for two institutions. Backup for all on payment for backup files.
MathSciNetNo archives offered
JCCCData on Intranet Server
JGATE Free Access; CDs for SubscribersINDEST Consortium
INDEST ConsortiumArchival Solution
ASME On nominal PaymentAfter 3 yrs of continuous Subscription
ASCE On nominal PaymentAfter 3 yrs of continuous Subscription
Amount in RupeesAmount Spent by IITs & IISc(till 2002) 4,11,66,917.50 *Additional Contribution from MHRD 14,47,65,495.50Total Funds Committed 18,59,32,413.00* Does not include amount being spent on print subscription by the Institutions. Expenditure AnalysisSlide 30: Expenditure AnalysisMost institutions, especially IITs and IISc, were already subscribing to several electronic resources proposed under the INDEST Consortium. While some of these resources are subscribed on CD ROM covering only a few years of data, the others are being subscribed with various limitations in terms of number of years covered or number of simultaneous accesses. No individual institutions could afford to subscribe to full spectrum of any electronic resource because of exorbitant cost involved. The table given below provides combined expenditure committed by the IITs and IITSc individually and the additional funds given to the INDEST Consortium for consortia-based subscription to e-resources for 38 core members. Amount in Rs. %1. Existing Expenditure4,11,66,917.5022.342. Additional Expenditure 14,47,65,495.5077.663. Total Amount Required 18,59,32,413.00 100.00
List Price V/s Price Offered to the ConsortiumRupees inCroresList Price (all resources): 164.00 Consortium Price (all resources): 18.60 Savings: 145.60Slide 31: List Price V/s Consortium PriceThe full-text resources and databases proposed for subscription for various categories of institutions in the consortium would have costed Rs. 164 crores as per the list price, while through the consortium, the total cost comes to Rs. 18.60 crores for all institutions being considered under the consortium, an overall saving of Rs.145.60 crores.
Consortium: an Open-ended PropositionsWho is eligible to join?
Why should you join?What do you get?
E-Resourcesavailable through the INDEST Consortium
IEL OnlineCompendexSpringers Link INSPECABI / INFORM MathSciNetASTP JGATEACM Digital LibraryASCE JournalsASME Journals
Consortium: an Open-ended PropositionsThe following 12 Institutions have already joined the Consortium:Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, DelhiDhiru Bhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology, GandhinagarTIFR, Laboratory of Computational Mathematics, PuneIndian Institute of Information Technology, TrivendrumInternational Institute of Information Technology, BangaloreBirla Institute of Technology, RanchiNirma Institute of Technology, AhmedabadSASTRA University, Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu) Institute of Technology, BHU, VaranasiKrishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ghaziabad Noorulislam College of Engineering, Kumaracoil, KeralaInstitute of Management Technology, GhaziabadSlide 32: Consortium as an Open-ended PropositionThe Consortium as an open-ended proposition invites other institutions to join the consortium at lower rates of subscription offered to the consortium. 12 institutions listed in the slide have already joined the consortium for various electronic resources.
Operation of ConsortiumIIT Delhi acts as Head-quarter for the Coordination of the Consortium. National Coordinator from IIT Bombay;
Headquarter to act as nodal agency for increasing the cooperation amongst participating institutions;
A National Steering Committee and a National Review Committee with representatives from beneficiary institutions decides upon the policy issues;
Slide 33: Operation of ConsortiumThe IIT Delhi acts as headquarter of the INDEST Consortium with Prof. Sirohi, Director, IIT Delhi as Chairman of its National Steering Committee and Dr. Jagdish Arora, Librarian, IIT Bombay as its National Coordinator. The National Steering Committee has members from the beneficiary institutions. Besides, a National Review Committee has been set-up to provide policy guidelines to the Consortium.
Current Status60 engineering colleges and departments in universities are incorporated with support from AICTE;12 other institutions have joined the INDEST Consortium;All resources accessible at all 38+12+60 institutions as per their access entitlements;
Funds Released from MHRD and Payment made to publishers from the IIT Delhi; and
INDEST Consortium Launch Workshops held at the IIT Delhi on 4th and 5th March, 2003.
Current StatusThe National Steering Committee met twice and National Review Committee met once;
Consortium has a Web Site hosted at IIT Bombay (http://www.library.iitb.ac.in/indest/) with browse and Search Interface for e-journals covered in it;
Consortium has an Active Mailing List Hosted at the IIT Bombay.
AICTE-supported Expansion of INDEST Consortium (60 new institutions to join (Govt.-funded Engineering Colleges): Rs. 2.75 crores released
ASME, ASCE and ACM Digital Library are made available to all IITs, NITs and RECs.
New resources Identified: AIChE, Nature, Science, New Scientist, National Geography, etc.
Special Interest Group on Management Schools Set-up
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