Operations Research for Libraries and Information Agencies / Edition 1

Operations Research for Libraries and Information Agencies / Edition 1

by Donald H. Kraft
     
 

ISBN-10: 012424520X

ISBN-13: 9780124245204

Pub. Date: 06/01/1991

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

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 Features
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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124245204
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1991
Series:
Library and Information Science
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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.

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