ERIC Number: ED068112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Statistical Collection Simplified within the Purdue General Library. Part I.
Pinzelik, Barbara P.; Tolliver, Don L.
While current information on the dynamics of a library is essential, some concern has been expressed about the efficiency of the statistical collecting procedures as well as the usefulness of the statistical data collected at the Purdue University Libraries. Task priorities based on objectives and the significant cost factor of staff time, dictate that alternatives must be examined for arriving at library utilization figures. The objective of this report is to provide an initial step for simplifying the gathering of statistics by determining if there is some relationship between the various statistics collected. The primary focus is upon two of the major time-consuming statistics collected: materials checked out for home use, and materials used within the library. Results indicate that library use statistics can be predicted based on data collected about home use. It is recommended that the library use statistics recording be dropped using instead a figure computed from the home use count. (Author/SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Instructional Media Research Unit.
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