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Price Rising Trends in Periodicals at DRDE Library, Gwalior: A Case Study


Library Herald Year : 2007, Volume : 45, Issue : 2 First page : ( 107) Last page : ( 120) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Price Rising Trends in Periodicals at DRDE Library, Gwalior: A Case Study

Verma Neerja1, Tamrakar Rajnish2, Shrivastava Mridulata3 1Department of Library & Information Science, MLB Government College of Excellence, Gwalior (M P) 474 009, E-mail: neerja_verma@rediffmail.com 2DLIS, MLB Government College of Excellence, Gwalior (MP) 474 009, E-mail: rajtam2003@yahoo.com 3Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE), Jhansi Road, Gwalior 474 002, E-mail: geetam_s@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract This paper analyses the price rising trends of 23 foreign and 10 Indian periodicals, acquired by DRDE library, Gwalior during 1997–2006. An attempt has been made to view rising trends in subscription rates of periodicals individually as well as in group (publisher wise). Average growth in price per year has been given in tabular form with the help of graph. Concludes that all periodicals foreign as well as Indian have increased the subscription rates from time to time therefore budget must be increased accordingly and to maintain the collection of periodicals in DRDE, Library, Gwalior.

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