Cost effectiveness of AICTE e-resources in Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering Central Library, Pune (India): A case study

Prabhat Ranjan, S P Gudi


All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi in India has recommended some online databases to subscribe to technical educational institutions in India. The present study tries to measure cost-effectiveness of downloaded papers from such a database. The study is based on the usage reports and subscription prices of the databases available in an engineering college library. It was found that most of the databases are cost-effective except only one database. Downloads were found not uniform through all the months in a year. Finally, it is concluded that online databases recommended by AICTE is useful to the users in academic institutions of India.

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