ERIC Number: EJ575870
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Library Circulation as Interaction Between Readers and Collections: The Square Root Law.
Kantor, Pual B.; Shim, Wonsik
Proceedings of the ASIS Annual Meeting, v35 p260-66 1998
Presents a model of the relation between the circulation at a large library, the collection at that library, and the size of the user population. Analysis of data at United States academic research libraries reveals a square-root law describing this relation. Explores theoretical foundations and speculates on bibliometric implications. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the ASIS Annual Meeting (61st, Pittsburgh, PA, October 25-29, 1998).