ERIC Number: ED053748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Book Thefts in Academic Libraries.
Reneker, Maxine H.
The 156 academic libraries serving student bodies of less than 5,000 students, reported an average loss of 230 volumes per year at a cost of approximately $2,875.00 to replace. This loss of one volume for every five students represents the staggering projected total of 1,440,000 volumes lost in the year 1968/69. There are two ways of viewing the loss problem. The first view is a careful examination of the type and subject matter of the material stolen. This is a longer-range goal which takes into consideration the reading needs of the students, why books are stolen, and whether or not the library is providing adequate services and materials. The second view considers control methods and ways of preventing loss of all types of material in the library's collection. (MM)
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Identifiers: Library Statistics
Note: (30 References); A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate Library School [Univ. of Chicago] in Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Arts