Cost-effectiveness analysis of the automation of a circulation system
Journal of library automation
Mosley, Isobel Jean
Abstract: The methodology of cost-effectiveness analysis described in this report was developed in order to evaluate the automation of Colorado State University''s library circulation system. The analysis was based on data from a time study of the circulation department operations. Unit costs for the old manual system and the new semi-automated system were found to be $0.365 and $0.474 respectively, but the new system was more effective in some respects.