ERIC Number: ED093263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Efficient Allocation of Resources by the State to Systems of Public Libraries. Supplement to Final Report.
Whitfield, Ronald M.
The problem of the efficient allocation of State aid for libraries within a fixed budget constraint was studied. A management science (operations research) approach was utilized. Two basic models were developed: an allocation model to determine the amount of State aid to be received by each library system and a model that predicts library use as a function of State aid and other variables. The measure of performance used in this research as a proxy variable for library use was the number of exposure counts. These models were built, their parameters estimated, and their structure tested and validated for the case of one illustrative State, New York. Finally, it was shown how these models could be combined for policy making purposes. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Identifiers - Location: New York