Operations Research for Libraries and Information Agencies

Hardcover | June 28, 1991

byDonald H. Kraft, Bert R. BoyceEditorHarold Borko

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This book is intended for those in the library community with an understanding of library processes and a desire to actually make use of scientific management techniques. The emphasis is on presenting insights into which tool may be appropriate for particular problems, not on the isolated understanding of theoretical issues.

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* Does not require an extensive mathematical background
* Shows well-developed examples of solving library problems
* Features chapter summaries and questions for further study

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This book is intended for those in the library community with an understanding of library processes and a desire to actually make use of scientific management techniques. The emphasis is on presenting insights into which tool may be appropriate for particular problems, not on the isolated understanding of theoretical issues.Key Feature...

Donald Kraft is professor at LSU and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS and editor of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology He received the Research Award, Watson Davis Award, and shared the Annual Information Science Book Award from ASIS...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:June 28, 1991Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012424520X

ISBN - 13:9780124245204

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Table of Contents

Why Operations Research?
The Systems Approach: Rational, Systematic, Objective Approaches to Problem Solving.
Overview of Library Operations Research.
Problem-Solving Techniques: Decision Theory. Resource Allocation.
Graph Theory and Library Networks.
Queueing Theory.
Stochastic Processes and Library Models.
W.G. Rudd and B.R. Boyce, Modeling and Simulation.
Library Implementation: Library Management Information Systems.
Bibliography.
Appendix.
Index.