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ERIC Number: ED082776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 25
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Determination of Pre-Acquisition Predictors of Book Use. Final Report.
Weeks, Kenneth
Prediction of book circulation is seen as one major factor for some libraries in the development of an efficient book buying policy. The study approaches this problem of predicting book use from the conviction that there are certain characteristics associated only with high-use books, and certain other characteristics which are associated with little-used books. The object, then, is to identify these high-use, and no-use or low-use indicators so that they may be built into a book selection policy. The suggested test indicators included such things as English language, Major trade publisher, University press, and Conference proceedings. Some of these factors did turn out to be high-performance indicators, but for various reasons, among which may be mentioned the fact that most applied to only a small proportion of the collection sampled, only the English language indicator could have any appreciable impact on the selection process. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Library Research.
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