Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 7-1-2019


The paper outlines the perspective of electronic resources in scientific and research libraries and effective methods to utilize maximum so that the amount spend can be justifiable. Sixteen scientific & research institute libraries are surveyed for the purpose of present study. The study discuss various methods to evaluate usages of e-resources so that it can help to the management to make a wiser decision in investing huge amount of expenditures on it. The library services can be extended and customized, to reflect user interests suiting the users the most, in the light of the evaluation and analysis done. The study highlights the importance of quantitative analysis of the usage of e-resources in research libraries an integrated approaches to calculate ROI in terms of research output (publications)