History

A Consortium could be described as a group of organizations who come together to fulfill a combined objective that usefully requires cooperation and the sharing of resources and need to have a clear mutual goal in order to ensure their success. Need of resource sharing was realized by IIM Libraries. Besides entering into the interlibrary loan practice, IIM Libraries also thought seriously of resource sharing in many other areas such as cooperative acquisition, cooperative processing and decentralized utilization.

The concept of IIM Consortium has been floated a few years back. IIM Consortium is becoming a reality. The two areas were identified for partnership one is developing the collection on shared basis and other is developing the services for exploiting such collection. Need of resource sharing was realized by IIM Libraries. Besides entering into the interlibrary loan practice, IIM Libraries also thought seriously of resource sharing in many other areas such as cooperative acquisition, cooperative processing and decentralized utilization. The concept of IIM Consortium has been floated a few years back. IIM Consortium is becoming a reality.

The two areas were identified for partnership one is developing the collection on shared basis and other is developing the services for exploiting such collection. Need of resource sharing was realized by IIM Libraries. Besides entering into the interlibrary loan practice, IIM Libraries also thought seriously of resource sharing in many other areas such as cooperative acquisition, cooperative processing and decentralized utilization. The concept of IIM Consortium has been floated a few years back. IIM Consortium is becoming a reality. The two areas were identified for partnership one is developing the collection on shared basis and other is developing the services for exploiting such collection.