ERIC Number: ED094713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Study for the Design of an Optimum System for Mail Order Book Delivery Service in the State of Washington.
Reed, Mary Jane Pobst; And Others
The state of Washington studied ways to deliver library materials by mail, with patrons ordering from a Sears-type catalog of materials. Investigation techniques included a literature search, on-site observations, personal interviews, statistical analyses, mathematical modeling, and computer simulation. It was concluded that mail order book delivery could best be supplied through a single state center and that private vendors of catalogs and books should be used if available. This report discusses these procedures and findings and also contains recommendations and technical appendixes. (Author/WH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Library, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington