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Computer simulation: a tool for analysis of library service

Journal of library automation [June 1976]

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Copyright (c) 1976 Information Science and Automation Division

Abstract: This report describes a particular approach to a library problem: the utilization of computer simulation to provide data on how best to serve the citizens of the state of Washington through delivery of library materials by mail, with patrons ordering from a printed catalog of materials. Emphasis is on methodology rather than findings; investigative techniques of the study include literature search, on-site observations, personal interview, statistical analysis, and mathematical modeling, as well as computer simulation. The computer-manipulated model is based on probability distributions, relationships between components in the system, and time sequencing.


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Publication Year:1976
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 9 Number 2
Issue:June 1976
Page(s):117-136
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
ISSN:0022-2240
Record Number:2125
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00