ERIC Number: ED201296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Network Management Tool: Computer Simulation of Interlibrary Lending. I: The Report. II: A User's Manual for Models.
Vrooman, Hugh T.; Reed, Mary Jane Pobst
This report summarizes the findings and describes the products of a 2-part research project that examined the parameters of Washington's interlibrary loan cooperation statewide, and developed a set of computer models to be used in simulation studies of associated activities and policies. It contains a statement of the problem; an historical review; a description of methodology; a review of the findings of a statistical analysis conducted on interlibrary loan data; a discussion of the roles of an institution as a library and as a switching mechanism; explications and descriptions of the computer models and simulations; copies of the programs and portions of the printed output; and a bibliography listing 87 sources. It also provides a users' manual for the application of the models to simulate an institution's borrowing and lending activities for service planning and policy modification. (Author/FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Library Research and Demonstration Branch.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Library, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington