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Branin, J., Groen, F., & Thorin, S. (2011). The changing nature of collection management in research libraries. Library Resources & Technical Services, 44(1), 23-32.

Connaway, L. S., & Lawrence, S. R. (2003). Comparing library resource allocations for the paper and the digital library. D-Lib magazine, 9(12), 1082-9873.

Gallagher, J., Bauer, K., & Dollar, D. M. (2005). Evidence-based librarianship: Utilizing data from all available sources to make judicious print cancellation decisions. Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 29(2), 169-179.

Goldstein, H., & Spiegelhalter, D. J. (1996). League tables and their limitations: statistical issues in comparisons of institutional performance. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society), 385-443.

Hazelkorn, E. (2007). The impact of league tables and ranking systems on higher education decision making. Higher education management and policy, 19(2), 1-24.

Kyrillidou, M., & Cook, C. (2008). The evolution of measurement and evaluation of libraries: a perspective from the Association of Research Libraries. Library Trends, 56(4), 888-909.

Lindauer, B. G. (1998). Defining and measuring the library’s impact on campuswide outcomes. College & Research Libraries, 59(6), 546-570.

Luther, J. (2008). University Investment in the Library: What’s the Return? A Case Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Library Connect(White Paper 1), 1-18.

Montgomery, C. H., & King, D. W. (2002). Comparing library and user related costs of print and electronic journal collections. D-Lib magazine, 8(10), 1-14.

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). MHRD (India). (2016). India Rankings 2016 - Engineering (Research and Teaching). New Delhi: National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

O'Shea, R. P., Allen, T. J., Morse, K. P., O'Gorman, C., & Roche, F. (2007). Delineating the anatomy of an entrepreneurial university: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology experience. R&d Management, 37(1), 1-16.

Pandita, R. (2012). Growing Use of Electronic Sources of Information-A User Survey of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah (BGSB) University, Rajouri. Trends in Information Management (TRIM), 8(1), 45-51.

Pandita, R., & Singh, S. (2018). Resource Procurement Trend among Leading University Libraries in India: A study of Ascribed and Achieved Ranking. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 65(4), 228-238.

Prathap, G., & Gupta, B. (2009). Ranking of Indian engineering and technological institutes for their research performance during 1999–2008. Current Science, 97(3), 304-306.

Singh, H., & Mahajan, P. (2017). Relationship between budget allocation and growth of resources at the university libraries of Northern India – a study. Collection Building, 36(3), 127-134. doi: doi:10.1108/CB-01-2017-0005

Singh, S., & Pandita, R. (2017). Impact of library spending on the research output of the institution: A study of leading management institutes across India. Library Management, 38(8/9), 437-454. doi: doi:10.1108/LM-12-2016-0092

Tenopir, C., Love, A., Park, J., Wu, L., Baer, A., & Mays, R. (2010). University Investment in the Library, Phase II: An International Study of the Library's Value to the Grants Process. Library Connect(White Paper), 1-27.


The study is based on the secondary data compiled by the Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Govt., of India for the period 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15 and was released as the ranking list of Institutes of Engineering and Technology in India for the year 2016. The study aims to assess the Returns on Investment (ROI) of the twenty leading libraries of the Institutes of Engineering and Technology in India in the form of institutional research output. An attempted has also been made to rank the each individual library on the basis of seven different parameters chosen for the study and worked out the difference between their ascribed rank as per the MHRD list and the achieved ranks worked out on the basis of chosen. The rankings have been calculated on the basis of scores earned by each individual library against each individual parameter. The results showed that the Institutes of Engineering and Technology in India concentrate more on procurement of electronic resources in their libraries, spending nearly three-fourth of their budget on the procurement of electronic documents mostly in thr form of online journals and eBooks. While evaluating the ascribed and achieved ranking, 95% libraries under study faced shuffle, as 55% libraries slipped in their rank, while as 45 % improved and 5% showed no change. The study gives a clear idea about the importance of libraries and the part these sub-institutions’ play in the overall ranking of their institution.



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