Use of Library Materials: The University of Pittsburgh Study
Background of the study; Circulation and in-house use of books; Use of journals; The economics of materials'use; A cost benefit model of library operations; Alternatives to local questions; The path ahead.
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BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
E The Study as Part of an Ongoing Research Program
Some Practical Applications of Findings
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acquisition costs Alert Method average benefit books and monographs browsing circulated externally circulation costs class assignment CM CM CM coefficient of variation column Computer Science Library Cost Center cost per transaction Cumulative decision divided by line Economic Engineering Chemistry Comp.Sci Engineering Library external circulation figures fixed costs Frequency graduate students Hillman Library imputed interest in-house interlibrary loan items circulated LC Class librarian library materials Low ranks low-use Math Mathematics Library Matrix mean cost mean transaction cost Medium ranks multiplied by line multiplying factor number of books number of items number of titles observation percent of collection percentage photocopying Physics Library Physics Life Sci population previous reference primary storage Reserve Book Room resource sharing sample usage sampling period secondary storage SPSS standard deviation statistics storage subclasses subscription costs Table 76 trimester undergraduate usage University of Pittsburgh users variable costs