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Title:Determining the number of terminals required for an on-line catalog through queueing analysis of catalog traffic data
Author(s):Borgman, Christine L.; Kaske, Neal K.
Subject(s):Libraries --Automation
Library science --Data processing
Public services (Libraries)
Transaction logs
Abstract:In assessing equipment needs for the conversion loan on-line catalog, the Dallas Public Library initiated a study of current catalog use, with plans to incorporate the findings from the investigation into its design and planning process. This investigation was limited by the available data. The data collected on current card catalog use were analyzed and used to project equipment requirements for an on-line catalog. Usage levels and patterns for the new catalog were assumed identical to those of the present card catalog. While there will be significant changes in both level and patterns of catalog use with the implementation of an on-line catalog, until such changes can be quantified there is no way to incorporate them into the study.
Issue Date:1980
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Public access to library automation: Papers presented at the 1980 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Ed. J.L. Divilbiss. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 20-36.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (17th : 1980)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Copyright 1980 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-02

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