ERIC Number: ED174238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Cost Factors Used by OCLC Service Centers.
Morris, Leslie R.
Data were gathered on the costs charged by various service centers which contract Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) services to individual libraries, and charges were compared at the levels of 3,000, 10,000, and 20,000 FTUs per year. (An FTU is the first time a library uses a cataloging record to catalog a title in its collection.) It was concluded that OCLC contracting service centers charge various rates according to the volume of FTUs used, with low volume users generally charged more per FTU than high volume users. Although FTU costs generally decreased from 1977/78 to 1978/79, some users had their prices increased. A sample questionnaire is appended. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
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