ERIC Number: ED053781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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On Compact Book Storage in Libraries.
The optimal storage of books by size in libraries is considered in this paper. It is shown that for a given collection of books of various sizes, the optimum number of shelf heights to use can be determined by finding the shortest path in an equivalent network. Applications of this model to inventory control, assortment and packaging problems are also given. An extension of the basic model which minimizes the wasted shelf space in libraries is also discussed (Author)
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Sponsor: Purdue Research Foundation, Lafayette, IN.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. School of Industrial Engineering.