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Cost-effectiveness analysis of the automation of a circulation system

Journal of library automation [September 1977]

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Copyright (c) 1977 Information Science and Automation Division

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.


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Publication Year:1977
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Journal of library automation
Publication Info:Volume 10 Number 3
Issue:September 1977
Page(s):240-254
Publisher:Information Science and Automation Division
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Libraries: Colorado State University
Subject: Circulation Systems
ISSN:0022-2240
Record Number:2158
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00