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An Analysis of Library Cost Trends
Implications for Library Financing
Alternatives for Library Operation
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activity American Library Association analysis annual rate automation average book prices book purchase book stock capital cent circulation function Cities with Populations college and university contributions cost of borrowing costs per unit economies of scale effective equipment estimated external benefits Figure 17 figures fiscal funds grow higher education implicit cost implies Institutional Data Lagrange multiplier lative libraries serving cities libraries serving populations library costs library operation Library Statistics manufacturing number of books number of students number of volumes o o o o o o Office of Education operating costs operating expenditures outlays per-capita period personnel price elasticity productivity Public Libraries Serving rapidly rate of growth rate of increase reduce relative result returns to scale revenue risen rising costs Source staff salaries Statistics of Colleges substantial U. S. Department university libraries volumes carried wage wholesale price index