Information and Library Network i.e.. INFLIBNET Centre is an Autonomous or independent Inter-University Centre (IUC) of University Grants Commission Government of India, Which focuses in promoting infrastructure for sharing of library, information resources and services among Academic as well as Research Institutions. INFLIBNET works jointly with the Indian university libraries to re-design the future of the academic libraries in the emerging information environment.

Introduction Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET)

The centre is an autonomous Inter-University Centre of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. It is a core National Programme started by the UGC in the year 1991 and its Head Quarters is located in Gujarat University Campus, Ahmedabad. Earlier it was started as a project under the IUCAA, Then it became an independent Inter-University Centre in the year 1996.

INFLIBNET works towards modernizing university libraries in India and linking them as well as information centres in the country through a nation-wide high speed data network with the use of state-of-art technologies for the rational use of information. Soon INFLIBNET has become a major player in accelerating scholarly communication among academicians and researchers in India.

Objectives The primary objectives of INFLIBNET

  • To cultivate and set up communication facilities to enhance capability in information transfer and access, to reinforce scholarship, learning, research and academic pursuit by co-operation and involvement of respective agencies.
  • To form INFLIBNET: Information and Library Network a computer communication network for linking libraries and information centres in universities, deemed to be universities, colleges, UGC information centres, institutions of national importance and R & D institutions etc. Minimising efforts duplication.