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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
Issue Date: 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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