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ERIC Number: ED366339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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The Use and Weeding of a Community College Book Collection.
Ettelt, Harold
This study presents the result of the Columbia-Greene Community College (New York) annual book use survey. The main purpose of the study was to determine which subject areas are most/least in demand, so that the library can acquire books to optimally meet actual demand. The library did a 12% arithmetic sample of the entire circulating collection. The acquisition year of the books in the collection was recorded, as well as the circulation history. In the sampling, the library recorded each piece of data for each book in the sample. Five graphs present the following data: (1) percent of books used at least once from January 1991 through June 1993, by year of acquisition; (2) average circulations per book from January 1991 through June 1993, by year of acquisition; (3) annual average circulations per book of 1977 acquisitions that were used in 1977 or 1978 versus those not used those first two years; (4) subsequent total circulations of 1977 acquisitions used versus unused in first years on shelf; and (5) percent of previously unused 1977 and 1978 acquisitions receiving their first ever use, by years on the shelf. (JLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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