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A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Collections Inventory Project: A Statistical Analysis of Inventory Data from a Medium-sized Academic Library

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Title:A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Collections Inventory Project: A Statistical Analysis of Inventory Data from a Medium-sized Academic Library
Authors:Jan S. Sung, John Whisler
Nackil Sung
Keywords:Library Collections
Inventory
Date Issued:2009
Publisher:The Journal of Academic Librarianship
Abstract:Using an electronic shelf-reading system a cost-benefit analysis was conducted of an inventory/shelf-reading project in a medium-sized academic library. Analyses include time spent, cataloging discrepancies, books found with active statuses, mis-shelving rate and distance, and subsequent use of found books. Correctly re-shelving “missing” materials was found to be more cost-effective and service oriented than repurchase.
Pages/Duration:10
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/55392
DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2009.04.002
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