A Simulation Model for Purchasing Duplicate Copies in a Library

W. Y. Arms, T. P. Walter


Provision of duplicate copies in a library requires knowledge of the demand for each title. Since direct measurement of demand is difficult a simulation model has been developed to estimate the demand for a book from the number of times it has been loaned and hence to determine the number of copies required. Special attention has been given to accurate calibration of the model.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v7i2.8932


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