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ERIC Number: ED069298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 11
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A Delphi Approach to a Selected Book Retirement Policy.
Simon, Ralph C.
A solution to a perennial library inventory problem by the application of known and proven systematic techniques used in other non-library areas is proposed. The traditional and new approaches are briefly compared and explained while the actual planning and development are discussed with an eye toward producing as an ultimate goal the ideal information center which if fully realized would not have a book on its shelves. The feedback techniques described can be further enhanced by introducing or modifying existing automated routines. The statistics thus derived would greatly assist future library planning. By incorporating the expert knowledge of the specialists in the various areas of interest the librarian operating under the Delphi approach gains an insight infrequently realized that can lead to a more effective and efficient use of space and provide the patrons of a given library with the assurance that the material at their fingertips is of high relevance to their scholarly needs. (Author)
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