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Control NumberUPD-00000368537
Date and Time of Latest Transaction20090717013740.0
General Information030101s us 000 eng
Cataloging SourceILS
Language Codeeng
Local Call NumberLG995 1987 L4 J38
Main Entry - Personal NameJavier, Victoria Linda B., 1944-
Title StatementBook use in the U.P. Statistical Center Library : a bibliometric study / by Victoria Linda B. Javier
Physical Description92 leaves
General NoteThesis (M.L.S.)--University of the Philippines, Diliman
Summary, Etc.The check-out sampling method was followed. Data was collected from July 21, 1986 to August 16, 1986. The basic sampling unit was the book card. The book's circulation history for a six year period was collected. Book cards recording observations for six years were separated from newer cards recording observations for less than six years
 The results indicate that: 1) the Morse-Chen Model is applicable to a special collection with less than ten thousand volumes; 2) the circulation estimates obtained by the study are: a) twenty-two percent of the circulating book collection of the library is active; b) two-thirds of the circulating book collection is inactive or very seldom used; c) the estimated yearly circulation is 2.954; d) the predicted circulation for next year is 3.368; 3) the value of parameter alpha which measures the asymptotic circulation is 1.85 for the active books and 1.31 for the active and potentially active books, indicating that recently acquired books circulate more than older books; and 4) the average circulation of the active and potentially active books is two circulations per book per year
 This is a study on book use applying the Morse-Chen Model to determine book ciculation characteristics of the Statistical Center Library, University of the Philippines Diliman. Using probability theory, the model can obtain unbiased estimates of book circulation and predict future circulation behavior
Subject Added Entry - Topical TermBibliometrics
 Libraries--Circulation, loans
Collection CategoryFI
LocationUP DLS LG995 1987 L4 J38 Regular Circulation LS-6694T
Textual Physical Form DesignatorThesis
Physical Location
University of the Philippines
Diliman: School of Library and Information StudiesLG995 1987 L4 J38
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