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ERIC Number: EJ183731
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Publication Date: 1978
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Cost-Effectiveness Comparison of Manual and On-Line Retrospective Bibliographic Searching
Elchesen, Dennis R.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 29, 2, 56-66, Mar 78
A comparative study of the cost effectiveness of retrospective manual and on-line bibliographic searching is described. Individual task times for question analysis, searching, photocopying, shelving and output distribution were measured, and component costs for labor, information, reproduction, physical space and telecommunications calculated. The results of this and some related studies are described. (Author/MBR)
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