Library Networks in India: An Overview
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This article presents Scenario of Automation and the networking of academic libraries are still in their formative stages. The reasons for, prerequisites of, and benefits of networking are given. Networking systems at the national and local levels are described, as are the salient features of INFLIBNET, which has been functioning since 1988. There are also three metropolitan networks, viz., DELNET, CALIBNET, and BONET. The libraries of the three metropolitan cities are already reaping the benefits of networking. The constraints of networking in Indian academic libraries are explained. The conclusion is that major information library networks such as INFLIBNET should have a more realistic and time–bound programme.