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Return on Investment

The guide was developed to share our experiences with Return on Investment at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore with the surrounding communities and other libraries nationwide.

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Aphrodite Bodycomb

Associate Director of Operations and Technology
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abodycomb@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Meg Del Baglivo

Serials Cataloger
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mdelbagl@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Introduction

The primary responsibility of the ROI Task Force was to investigate Return on Investment (ROI) / Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) tools and assess their value for use by the Health Sciences and Human Services Library.  The automated calculators from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) were the principle  resources uitilized in determining the CBA and ROI figures for the Library's books, journals, and one database.  The "Cost Benefit Analysis/Return on Investment" section of this report discusses the data compilation process and final results with the details included in five appendices.

HS/HSL Reports

Automated Calculators