N-LIST Operation


The N-LIST programme under E-ShodhSindhu operates through its Headquarter set-up at the INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. The NSC's of E-ShodhSindhu: Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources in its meeting would take decisions on policy issues under overall policy direction of National Mission on Education through ICT.

Major Functions and Responsibilities of the INFLIBNET Centre
  • Establish proxy servers and associated authentication mechanism for colleges to enable them to access e-resources directly from publisher's site;
  • Provide full-text access to electronic resources subscribed for educational institutions through proxy servers after establishing authenticity of users;
  • Identify gaps in resources and infrastructure and make attempts to fill in those gaps so as to deliver effective and efficient services;
  • Generate alerting services from subscribed e-resources deploying technological tools for content delivery such as RSS feed, Atoms, Blogs etc.
  • Setup computer laboratories consisting of 10-20 Internet-enabled PCs to facilitate walk-in users to access subscribed e-resources;
  • Impart awareness and training programmes for colleges and institutions; and
  • Collect and analyze usage statistics of e-resources and find trends of usage in different subject disciplines.