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ERIC Number: ED069315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Pages: 21
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A Cost Analysis Comparison of University Funded Faculty Facsimile Service and Faculty Journal Circulation Privileges.
Van Toll, Faith
The traditional avenue of accessibility to library materials for faculty members of a university has been virtually unlimited circulation of journals. In recent years the provision of facsimile copy service has supplemented and in some instances supplanted the circulation of journals as the mechanism for accessibility to research materials. This study compares the cost of faculty photocopy service at Shiffman Medical Library for September, 1971 and March, 1972 with the projected cost of journal circulation for the same months. Appendix 1 summarizes the cost of facsimile copying for September, 1971 and appendix 2 summarizes these costs for March, 1972. These summaries indicate the number of persons requesting service as well as the service load per department. The total costs for the services are $710.20 (September 1971) and $794.90 (March 1972). These costs are lower than the projected costs of journal circulation and the photocopy service had the additional advantage of freeing faculty time for other tasks. The economic and service advantages demonstrated in this report indicate that photocopy service for faculty members is the most feasible avenue of access to research materials in the university. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Library and Biomedical Information Center.