Subscriptions/Access : ROI

In the corporate environment access to electronic resources must show a return on investment.  This can make the selection process especially challenging when institutions are looking to invest in a resource such as access to high-quality research and practitioner-oriented technical information. Access to the ACM Digital Library can offer a competitive edge to organizations by keeping their knowledge workers informed about the cutting edge technological innovations in their fields as well as potentially saving your organization time and money from hidden costs and opportunity loss.

Competitive Edge

Access to leading publication in network security, data mining, computer-human interaction, real-time systems, wireless, design automation, software, graphics, is critical for companies large and small in energy, healthcare, transportation, banking & finance, entertainment, defense, communications, and technology.   The challenge for all these organizations is keeping designers, programmers, engineers, and researchers informed of the cutting edge of technology.  The ACM Digital Library helps your organization maintain this competitive edge by having your employees getting immediate access to the newest conference proceedings and the complete archive of everything ACM has published.

Hidden Costs

If your employees don’t have access to the Digital Library how are they getting access to these materials?

They maybe paying for each article individually. The fee for this service is $15 per article. At this rate your organizations may be spending hundreds of dollars a year on ACM content per person. All buried in expense reports. 

Opportunity Loss

Employees may also access these materials at their local university libraries as walk in users. Though walk-in users are allowed to use ACM materials at university libraries there are the question of opportunity loss. An engineer’s time should be much better downloading materials at their desk then spent wandering a local university’s library stacks.

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Get Involved with ACM

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