National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for scholarly content (N-LIST), INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India is an Initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technologies (NME-ICT) now funded by UGC, as college component under UGC INFONET Digital Library Consortium. The Project entitled "National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content (N-LIST)", being jointly executed by the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium, INFLIBNET Centre and the INDEST-AICTE Consortium, IIT Delhi. From Year 2014, NLIST Programme is subsumed under UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium as college Component. The N-LIST Project operates through its Headquarter set-up at the INFLIBNET CENTRE, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
The NSC's of UGC InfoNet Digital Library Consortium and INDEST-AICTE consortium in their joint meeting would take decisions on policy issues under overall policy direction of National Mission on Education through ICT.
Four Components of N-LIST: The N-LIST project has four distinct components, i.e.
i ) To subscribe and provide access to selected UGC-INFONET e-resources to technical institutions (IITs, IISc, IISERs and NITs) and monitor its usage;
ii) To subscribe and provide access to selected INDEST e-resources to selected universities and monitor its usage;
iii) To subscribe and provide access to selected e-resources to 6,000 Govt./ Govt.-aided colleges and monitor its usage; and
iv) To act as a Monitoring Agency for colleges and evaluate, promote, impart training and monitor all activities involved in the process of providing effective and efficient access to e-resources to colleges.
The INDEST and UGC-INFONET are jointly responsible for activity listed at i) and ii) above. The INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad is responsible for activities listed at iii) and iv) above. The INFLIBNET Centre is also responsible for developing and deploying appropriate software tools and techniques for authenticating authorized users.
i) Cross-subscription to e-resources subscribed by the INDEST and UGC-INFONET, i.e. subscription to INDEST-AICTE resources for universities and UGCINFONET resources for technical institutions; and
ii) Access to selected e-resources to colleges. The N-LIST project provides access to e-resources to students, researchers and faculty from colleges and other beneficiary institutions.
All college covered under section 12B/2F of UGC Act and Non Aided Colleges (except Agriculture, Engineering, Management, Medical, Pharmacy, dentistry and Nursing) can access to electronic resources subscribed by the UGC-INFONET Digital Library consortium as well as few selected e-resources that were found most appropriate for colleges including e-journals and e-books. These resources include more than 6000+ e-journals and 97,000 + e-books.