Welcome INDEST- AICTE Consortium Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Sahoo
INDEST-AICTE Consortium 2000: The idea of the creation of library consortia under the aegis of MHRD. 2002: Ministry decided to set-up the expert group for the consortia based subscription to electronic resources for Technical Education System in India under the chairmanship of Prof. N. Balakrishnan, IISc Bangalore. 2003: The Indian National Digital Library in Engineering Sciences and Technology (INDEST) Consortium was set up.
Objectives To provide electronic resources for the Centrally Funded and other academic institutions in Engineering, Science and Technology at highly discounted rates; To support and impart training to the users and librarians in the member institutions on subscribed electronic resources with an aim to optimize the usage of subscribed electronic resources; To improve scientific productivity of member institutions in terms of quality and quantity of publications.
Administrative Structure Headquarter : IIT Delhi National Steering Committee (NSC) notified by MHRD: Chairman: Director, IIT Delhi Co-Chair: Chairman, AICTE Members : from its core and self supported institutions. Other members: Director (Technical Education), MHRD; Representatives from the National Knowledge Resource Consortium (CSIR and DST) and DESIDOC; and Member Secretary, AICTE. The committee is responsible for taking major policy decisions as well as their execution.
2010: National Advisory Committee (NAC) was established to advice NSC about various issues faced by the consortium. NAC helped in : (a) rationalization of Elsevier subscription based on the usage for core I member institutions, (b) subscription model of Elsevier for NITs, new IITs, IISERs and other core institutions. (c) e-resources selection, review of e-resources, and subscription of e-resources for engineering colleges. (d) in the decision making of the NSC for new model for NITs The feedback of individual institutions played a key role in decision making and helps the consortium in negotiating the terms with the publishers.
A negotiation committee is also established by the National Steering Committee (NSC), to negotiate the terms, conditions and price of e-resources. The consortium involves the coordinators of all other major national consortia for the negotiation as well as the NSC meeting to have a common understanding of terms, conditions and price of e-resources. A National Review Committee was set up under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (Technical Education) with an overall responsibility for making policies, monitoring the progress, coordinating with UGC and AICTE for promoting the activities of the Consortium.
Core members All centrally funded Technical Institutions (CFTI) including IITs, IISc, ISM, IISERs, NITs, SLIET, NERIST, IIMs, NITIE, NITTTRs, IIITs and NIFFT etc are core members of the Consortium. The Ministry provides funds required for providing differential access to electronic resources for its core members through the Consortium Headquarters at IIT Delhi.
In 2003, the number of core members was 37. In 2009, the number increased to 42 with addition of IISERs. Now the total number has increased to 65 with addition of new IIMs. 10 new NITs may be included The consortium makes continuous effort to include all the centrally funded technical institutions
Membership Number of membership in different categories Category of Members 2003200420052006200720082009201020112012 Core Members37 42485562 AICTE Supported members 60646360 Self supported18741103345275355978951007116 Total11617621143262563769910031122238
Grouping ? With the establishment of IISERs, new IITs, and new IIMs, the number of categories are increased to V. Category I comprises 8 institutions including IITs and IISc; Category II comprises 23 institutions including 20 NITs, Indian School of Mines (ISM), Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), and North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST); Category III comprises 13 institutions including (category III A comprises 5 IISERs and Category IIIB comprises 8 New IITs); Category IV comprises 13 institutions including IIMs(IVA), new IIMs (IVB); Category V comprises IIITs and National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), 3 NITTTRs and NIFFT.
S. No.Electronic Resource No. of journals Accessible to Category No of Institutions Full-Text E-Resources 1.ABI/INFORM Complete4975I & IVA15 2.ACM Digital Library44I-IVA45 3.AIP/APS Journals23I, IIIA13 4.Annual Reviews35I, II, III34 5.ASCE Journals33I, II & V28 6.ASME Journals24I, II & V28 7. EBSCO Business Source Complete 11350I & IV-A13 8.Emerald Insight150I & IVA13 9.IEC Standards6929I8 10.IEL Online241 All except III and IVB 45 11.Nature1/27I, II & III44/34 12.OSA (Optics Infobase)21I8 13.Project Muse537I, II, III34 14.Science Direct2500I,II, III,IV50 15.Springer Link1499/1300I, II, & V32 16.Taylor & Francis1200/600I, III21 Source: INDEST Consortium Annual Report, April 2011 to March 2012.
E-resources for IITs/IISc ABI / Inform Complete ACM Digital Library AIP/APS Annual Reviews ASCE ASME (including AMR) Capitaline EBSCO Databases Emerald Xtra Euromonitor (GMID) IEC Standards IEL Online (15 Users) INSPEC on EI Village JSTOR MathSciNet Optical Society of America Project Muse Nature 28 titles Science Direct SciFinder Scholar Scopus Springer Link (1499) Web of Science
E-resources for NITs/ISM/NERIST/SLIET ACM Digital Library Annual Reviews (Selected institutions) ASCE ASME (including AMR) IEL Online (5 Users) JSTOR Nature Project Muse (Selected Institution) Science Direct Springer Link (1300)
E-resources for new IITs Nature Nature 27 titles Annual Reviews JSTOR Project Muse Springer link (Self Support) Science Direct 5 collection ( Self support) JSTOR
E-resources for IISERS Nature Nature 27 titles AIP/APS Annual Reviews JSTOR Project Muse Springer link (Self Support) Science Direct 5 collection ( Self support) JSTOR
E-resources for IIMs ABI / Inform Complete ACM Digital Library Capitaline CRIS INFAC Ind. Information EBSCO Databases Emerald Xtra Euromonitor (GMID) IEL Online (1 User) INSIGHT Science Direct JSTOR
E-resources for new IIMs Capitaline CRIS INFAC Ind. Information Euromonitor (GMID) (Proposed) INSIGHT Science Direct
E-resources for NITIE Mumbai ABI INFORMS Complete ACM DL IEL Online JSTOR
E-resources for NITTTRs 3 Institutions ASCE ASME IEL Online Springerlink
Joint project of INDEST-AICTE & INFLIBNET under NMEICT (N-LIST) The Programme of subscription of e-resources (NME- ICT) is being jointly executed by the IIT Delhi and INFLIBNET Centre and provide for : Cross subscription to e-resources subscribed by the two Consortia, i.e. subscription to INDEST-AICTE Consortium resources for universities and UGC- INFONET resources for technical institutions, and Access to selected e-resources to colleges.
Under this programme, INDEST-AICTE Consortium offers following e-resources: 27 Nature titles for 34 Institutions (8 IITs/IISc, 5 IISERs, 8 New IITs, 13 selected NITs) Project Muse for 34 Institutions (8 IITs/IISc, 5 IISERs, 8 New IITs, 13 selected NITs) Annual Reviews for 34 Institutions (8 IITs/IISc, 5 IISERs, 8 New IITs, 13 selected NITs) Taylor & Francis for 21 Institutions (8 IITs/IISc, 5 IISERs, 8 New IITs) IEEE ASPP for 73 Government Engineering Colleges JSTOR ( all core institution) from Jan 2013 Web of Science for 100 Universities Joint project of INDEST-AICTE & INFLIBNET under NMEICT (N-LIST)
Usage of E-resources 19-May-1525
Need for Usage Statistics Authors, publishers, and funding authorities, as well as libraries, need to know whether or not electronic resources are being used Low usage rates may indicate a resource that needs better promotion. High usage is an indication of the value of a resource to the librarys users. Usage statistics can also provide information to help us to better understand users and their information-seeking behavior and needs
Usage statistics provide essential evidence: to show how e-resources are being used to look at trends over time to inform renewal/cancellation decisions to demonstrate value for money
Why Collect Usage Statistics? justify funding applications, collection development decisions, de-accession and storage decisions, and cancellation decisions. Justifying Use of Financial Resources Making Best Use of Financial Resources Accountability Day-to-day Operational Decision (cancellation, renewal, emerging subject disciplines, etc) Strategic Planning Comparison with Other Libraries / Institutions
Impact of E-Resources Journals that are used heavily Journals not being used at all Number of Denials in case of limit of simultaneous usage Preference for formats: PDF, HTML Members that benefit most in consortium arrangements Breach of license agreement: How to handle it?
Without Automation Library staff have to gather statistics manually from many different publishers Each publisher has Different formats for data and delivery Different access methods Different availability dates Cost statistics need to be calculated separately Data needs to be cleaned up and aggregated manually This can be a labor-intensive and cumbersome process prone to data loss and errors
Usage for Self-Supported Institutes - 2011 19-May-1535
Review of Current E-Resources.
Impact of Access to E-Resources on Research Output of Institutions SCOPUS were used as quantitative research output based on citations received by them. The data was collected for all the core member institutions from 1996 to 2011. The whole period was distributed in two parts. One was before 2003 i.e., 1996 to 2002 and another after 2003 i.e. from 2003 to 2011. The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) was calculated for both periods. The CAGR for all the core institutions was presented in next slide
Issues and Challenges faced by INDEST-AICTE Consortium Limited funding and increase in number of institutions Price rise Maintenance of print base License agreement Archival access Usage of e-resources ILL
Funding and Increase in Number of Member Institutions Funding from MHRD is not adequate because number of core institutions have increased substantially. These are 8 new IITs established 5 IISERs established New IIMs added New NITs added
Price Rise by Publishers The price rise per year, in general, is 8- 12% for publishers in foreign currency but we have a cap of 3-5% price rise. The fluctuation in the foreign currency has impacted our budget in Indian rupees.
Maintenance of Print Base Publishers like Elsevier Science Direct, Springer Verlag and others insist on maintaining print base to the tune of subscription amount at the time of joining of the consortia. They charge additional 9-10 % for providing electronic access.
License Agreement- Issues The License agreement is part of the primary contract agreement. Arbitration Normally all publishers in case of any dispute put a clause in the license agreement that the litigation suit will be settled in the courts of their own country. At this point of time, one has to deliberate and insist on settling the issues in the courts of our own country.
Archival Access Archival access issue should be very well defined in the licensing agreement, for example: Whether CD will be provided on the termination of the product or; Access to the subscribed product for the period of subscription will be provided from their server site; Some mention about token amount to be charged for archival access at the mutually agreed price
Consortium Future Plan Add More E-Resources Add more Institutions Individual expenditure Vs Central funding Choosing Discovery solution for all the institutions Purchase of e-books Frame an archival policy of the e-resources Open access of e-journals 19-May-1553