CONTENTS:- 1. Networking; 2. On-Line network meaning & scope; 3. Need of resource sharing in libraries; 4. Methods and techniques of Library resource sharing; 5. Library resource sharing through networking; 6. Computerize Information system; 7. Resource sharing through computer networks in Higher Education; 8. Data Communication through packet Switching; 9. Networking for restoring library ecology; 10. Software for libraries; 11. Development of interlibrary: Loan service; 12. Document Delivery; 13. NICNET: (Satellite Based Government Informatics Networks); 14. Cyber reading rooms in Libraries.
A network is a general-purpose structure that links computers and supports a wide range of activities. It is like a highway system, providing a basic facility, a means to get from one place to another. Library networks, however, are organizations that provide high level services such as shared cataloging or interlibrary loan; these services usually are based on a computer network of some sort, but the justification for a library network is the service it provides, not the communication facility itself.