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Operations Research for Libraries and Information Agencies : Techniques for the Evaluation of Management Decision Alternatives - Donald H. Kraft

Operations Research for Libraries and Information Agencies

Techniques for the Evaluation of Management Decision Alternatives

By: Donald H. Kraft (Editor), Bert R. Boyce (Editor), Harold Borko (Editor), Elaine Svenonius (Editor)

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Published: 1st June 1991
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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 Features
* Does not require an extensive mathematical background
* Shows well-developed examples of solving library problems
* 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
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780124245204
ISBN-10: 012424520X
Series: Library and Information Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st June 1991
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.48