Operations Research for Libraries and Information Agencies: Techniques for the Evaluation of Management Decision Alternatives Vol: 91

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28 Jun 1991
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
208 pages - 152 x 229 x 16mm
Library and Information Science
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. It does not require an extensive mathematical background. It shows well-developed examples of solving library problems and features chapter summaries and questions for further study.
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.

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