ERIC Number: ED194089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Overview of the Cost of Acquiring, Cataloging, and Processing Library Materials at the Tucson Public Library.
Bierman, Kenneth J.
A synopsis of three studies conducted in the Technical Services area of the Tucson Public Library from January 1977-June 1980, this report presents estimated costs of acquiring, cataloging, and processing print and nonprint library materials. An average cost of $7.00 per book copy and $12.20 per nonprint copy is developed, and it is demonstrated through a range of costs that ordering patterns (i.e., single copies, multiple copies, new titles, added titles) make a significant impact on unit costs. An organizational chart showing staffing levels, an outline of activities of the three sections of the Technical Services area, and a summary of automated systems being used at the Tucson Public Library are included. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tucson Public Library, AZ.
Note: For related documents, see IR 008 956-959.