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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CIRCULATION AND INHOUSE USE OF BOOKS
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acquisition costs Alert Method average book purchases books and monographs browsing cards Chemistry Comp.Sci Circulation Cost class assignment coefficient of variation column Computer Science Library Cost Center cost per transaction Cumulative decision deflated divided by line Economic Engineering Library figures fixed costs Frequency given in Table graduate students Hillman Library imputed interest in-house interlibrary loan Item Transaction Items Circulated Langley Library LC Class librarian Low ranks low-use Math Mathematics 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 Old Item Percent of Collection percentage photocopying Physics Library Physics Life Sci population previous reference primary storage Psychology resource sharing sample usage sampling period secondary storage SPSS standard deviation statistics storage subclasses subscription costs Table 76 trimester TVC Attributable undergraduate usage University of Pittsburgh users variable costs