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ERIC Number: ED401921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effect of a Recommended List and a Book Display on the Circulation of Videos in a Community College Library.
Bickle, Craig
This study examines whether a recommended list of videos and a video display in a community college library cause the circulation of these items to increase, as previous research has shown. During a 10-week pretest period, the circulation of a sample of the videos in the 800s section of the Educational Resources Center at the Columbus State Community College (Ohio) was recorded. Videos (N=151) which had not circulated well in the past comprised the sample. These items were then divided into three groups: one group was displayed; one group was included in a list of recommended items and distributed; and one group acted as a control group. The latter two groups remained at their normal positions on the shelves throughout the duration of the experiment. At the end of the experimental period, circulation was again recorded. The circulation of all three groups did increase during the experimental period; however, this increase did not prove to be statistically significant. Analysis of the data and possible explanations for the results of the experiment are presented. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Columbus)