The Cochrane Library back in India

posted on: 2010-04-01 13:19

The Cochrane Library is back online in India thanks to the renewal of the national subscription by the Indian Council of Medical Research for three years (2010-2013). Usage statistics for The Cochrane Library from India following the national provision (in late January 2007) showed a significant increase in both hits and downloads

  • The number of people accessing Cochrane Library web pages (number of hits) grew from 21,678 during the last seven months of 2006 to 61,713 during the fi rst six months of 2007.
  • From June to December 2006, 3,999 fulltext articles were downloaded, averaging a little over 500 per month, and access was denied a further 2,848 times due to a lack of personal subscriptions.
  • From January to June 2007, the number of full-text articles downloaded grew by 350% to 24,090, with a surge in usage after the national provision became available, and there has been a steady growth in usage since.
  • India generated 70,145 fulltext downloads in 2008.
  • Between January and August 2009, 47,353 full-text articles were downloaded – or 68% of the total 2008 fi gure. Full-text downloads were up by 3% over the same
    period in the previous year. The average number of full text downloads per month in 2008 was 5,845, and by August 2009 this number had risen to 5,919 per month.

Prathap Tharyan
South Asian Cochrane Network and Centre
prathap@cmcvellore.ac.in

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