ERIC Number: ED028783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-4
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematical Models for Library Systems Analysis.
Leimkuhler, F. F.
Drexel Library Quarterly, v4 n3 p185-196 Jul 1968
The paper reviews the research on design and operation of research libraries sponsored by the Purdue University Libraries and the Purdue School of Industrial Engineering. The use of mathematical models in library operations research is discussed. Among the mathematical methods discussed are marginal analysis or cost minimization, computer simulation, and statistical inference. The shelving models, storage and retrieval models, and search and file organization models developed by the Purdue operations research group are described. (CC)
Descriptors: Automation, College Libraries, Computers, Information Storage, Library Equipment, Library Planning, Mathematical Models, Operations Research, Research Libraries, Sampling, Simulation, Systems Analysis
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 176 113, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. School of Industrial Engineering.
Note: Paper prepared for a conference at the Drexel Institute of Technology, September 17-20, 1967