A Benefit-Cost Analysis of Alternative Library Delivery Systems
Greenwood Press, 1975 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 286 pages
This book is the first to provide detailed analysis of two specific alternative library delivery systems--bookmobiles and books-by-mail. It outlines methods for applying benefit/cost analysis to libraries, and provides empirical examples of its application to the two alternative delivery programs.
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Review of the Literature
Cost of Selected Bookmobile Programs
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alternative library delivery amount area 03 area loss average cost function BBM programs BBM service benefit-cost analysis benefit-cost ratio benefits and costs book borrowed book circulated book stock bookmobile and MOD bookmobile cost bookmobile nonusers bookmobile or MOD bookmobile service bookmobile users bookmobile/MOD service Books-by-Mail borrowed books calculated catalog Chapter cost data cost figures counties dependent variable depreciation differences diseconomies of scale economic efficiency equation estimated evaluation external benefits fiction included increase inputs last 12 months librarians library delivery systems Library of Pennsylvania library programs library services Library System library users ln addition mail-order delivery Manitowoc County marginal cost measure MOD Library MOD nonusers MOD program MOD service MOD users monetary benefits nonfiction nonuser questionnaires number of books operating costs output pay per book Pennsylvania percent public library questions regression analysis specific survey Table total cost function two-tailed test users and nonusers