ERIC Number: ED203852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Monitoring Book Losses in a Large Academic Library: Four Methods.
This report describes the methods used to monitor the loss of library materials at Purdue University's General Library during the last 20 years. Data are provided on the following: a complete facility inventory taken in 1959; spot checks of high loss areas made on the basis of patron requests; an availability study in which patrons revealed the types of problems users found in searching for materials; and a sample inventory taken with the aid of OCLC tapes. A bibliography lists seven references. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Book Losses; Library Inventory; OCLC
Note: Paper presented to State University Library Circulation Departments.