ERIC Number: ED050753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Design and Testing of a Computerized Method of Handling Library Periodicals (Title III).
Burns, Robert W., Jr.
This research has developed a homeostatic arrival algorithm which will enable the user to anticipate the arrival of those periodicals having similar and pre-defined intervals between issue arrivals. The algorithm is based upon a data smoothing technique which utilizes the arithmetic mean and the standard deviation coupled with the construction of a confidence interval (expectancy band) around the sample mean. Arrival time then becomes the boundary of the confidence interval. The algorithm is felt to be capable of generalization to all types of libraries and to operate independently of the geographical location of the library. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Libraries.