Final Report: Application of a Telereference System to Divisional Library Card Catalogs; a Feasibility Analysis [by] F.R. Bacon [and Others] Operations Research Dept
Council on Library Resources, 1958 - Libraries and television - 91 pages
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SURVEY TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED TO DETERMINE CHARACTERISTICS
MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES USED IN ESTIMATING THE NUMBER
10-minute interval acquisition Added Copies Added Volumes amount of Telereference approximately arrival rates Card Correction card manipulating cards/title cata catalog area catalog cards Catalog Department catalog set catalogs studied central catalog characteristics of card Chi-square test closed-circuit television cost savings descriptive cataloger determine distribution of arrival distribution of holding division shelf lists divisional card catalogs divisional catalogs divisional shelf lists eliminated equipment required estimated filing Grand Rapids Branch labor librarians library acquisitions located lognormal distribution min/card minutes monitors required negative exponential distribution Number of Arrivals number of cameras number of cards number of monitors Official Catalog Order Department peak demand Poisson distribution procedures Proofreading rate of arrivals rate/min recording data retention of division retention of divisional shelf list card shown in Exhibit system peak Telereference system Titles titles/year Total Type Undergraduate Library Union Shelf List University Library system University of Michigan users waiting line Xeroxing