When a researcher has unimpeded access to library reference materials, the results can be extraordinary. Take Sumita Mitra. She is a scientist whose library research culminated in a groundbreaking invention you are probably carrying with you now. But not every researcher is so fortunate: Some leave their libraries still wanting more because their libraries don’t carry the books they need. Sumita is one lucky scientist: Her library had the books she needed to support her research. But what happens when researchers are unable to find the books they need from the library?
  • They might continue searching elsewhere, possibly with the help of colleagues at other institutions.
  • They may purchase the title on their own, which then ends up on a shelf, unavailable to the rest of the institution’s research community.
  • They may simply give up the search.
This last point is the worst case scenario—a potentially groundbreaking discovery like Sumita’s is thwarted because research material isn’t available when it’s needed most. Learn about the library research (and the aha! moment) that led Sumita to her breakthrough invention.
Gap Analysis: Accelerating the flow of research
At Elsevier, we track every ScienceDirect turnaway at your library. That information, together with usage reports and global research trends, helps identify gaps in your library’s collection. Once you know those gaps, you can strategically purchase materials to fill them. In fact, librarians who practice this type of targeted purchasing see a much higher return on their investment. Learn about Sumita Mitra today. You can also register here for your free Gap Analysis from Elsevier or contact sales now for a consultation.

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