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NASIG Proceedings: NASIG 2009
Return on investment (ROI) is one method of measuring the value of a library's e-journal collection. In an international study designed to test an ROI formula developed as a case study at the University of Illinois, ROI of the value of e-journals to grants income was found to vary depending on the mission and subject emphasis of the institution. Faculty members report that e-journals have transformed the way they do research, including making them more productive and competitive. Future studies will examine ROI beyond grants income and beyond the value of e-journal collections.
Carol Tenopir. “Measuring the Value of the Academic Library: Return on Investment and Other Value Measures,” NASIG Proceedings: NASIG 2009 in: The Serials Librarian 58 (1-4) January-June 2010: 39-48.