ERIC Number: ED032892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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A Periodical Use Study at Children's Hospital of Michigan.
Smith, Joan M. B.
A periodicals use study was conducted in the Medical Library of Children's Hospital, a pediatric teaching hospital, during the six month period from September 1, 1967 to February 29, 1968. Results of the study showed that the three kinds of periodical use--circulation, reading room use, and interlibrary loan--have similar but not identical patterns within the same library. In each kind of use reader interest is focused on recently published material. Less than 5 per cent of periodical material used was more than 15 years old at the time of use. Periodicals published in the most recent five year period had the heaviest use. Data collected during the study were consistent enough to provide a basis for administrative and planning decisions for the library in which the study was performed. The collected data appear in appended tables. (Author/CC)
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Medical Library.