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Purpose: The primary aim of this study is to find out the usages of ERMED consortium, purpose for accessing of e-journals, frequency of ERMED consortium usages, training for accessing e-journals, publisher’s wise choice in accessing e-journals, problems in accessing ERMED consortium, & satisfaction level of library users of Jorhat Medical College & Hospital (JMCH).
Methodology: A set of questionnaire has been distributed among the registered library users of JMCH. User’s data have been collected by using convenience sampling from different categories of library users.
Findings: Data have been received from 127 users (79%). Library users mainly access ERMED consortium for academic, research & patient care information. Users are benefited from time saving by searching e-resources than printed collections. Sometimes users also get problem for accessing e-resources due to non availability of relevant topics and lack of time.
Research Limitations: The present study is limited only for the registered library users like MBBS students, PG students, physicians, faculties, resident doctors of JMCH, Assam.
Practical Implication: ICT is the chief part for the development of library environment. It is necessary to procure the electronic resources for maximum accessibility of library collection by the medical professionals. E-resources are very important for keeping up breast for the medical professionals. Medical library users can access multiple e-journals through ERMED Consortium provided by National Medical Library (NML), New Delhi. By using ERMED Consortium medical libraries can distribute maximum e-resources within a limited budget and user can also utilize at optimum level within short period.
Originality: This is the original work of the researcher. Data analyses have been done from primary data which was received from the targeted responses (medical library users). Some additional information has been collected personally from the library users to know the better accessibility of e-resources through ERMED Consortium.