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ERIC Number: ED377862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effect of a New Bookmobile on Circulation in the Holmes County District Public Library: An Ex Post Facto Correlational Study.
Zimmerman, Claudia
The study of the effect of a new bookmobile on circulation and public use should give public libraries some data on which to base a decision about purchasing a new bookmobile or adding bookmobile services. Bookmobile circulation data and patron data was collected during June, July, and August of 1994 from the Holmes County (Ohio) District Public Library's new bookmobile and compared it to statistics gathered during the same months in 1993 from the system's now retired 1979 Gertenslager bookmobile. Bookmobile use showed an average increase of 27.37% for the three-month period, and patron visits to the library increased an average of 25%. The increase in circulation and patron visits provides encouraging data to those libraries seeking to upgrade their current bookmobiles or start that service if none currently exists if a needs assessment conducted by the library shows a population that would benefit from a mobile library service. Four appendixes contain the bookmobile schedules for both years and two comparison charts. (Contains 25 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio