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Woodburn, I. (Ian)

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Works: 9 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 148 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
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Most widely held works by I Woodburn
Some implications for library management of scattering and obsolescence by M. K Buckland( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analytical approach to duplication and availabilty by Michael Keeble Buckland( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems analysis of a university library : final report on a research project by Michael K Buckland( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objectives of this study are to ensure that the resources at the disposal of the librarian are deployed in a manner which will effectively contribute to the purposes of the university. User behavior is explored in an attempt to solve the difficulties that arise in library planning and management, such as: (1) the relationship between length of loan period and "idle time," (2) the availability of popular books; and (3) the relationship between library usage and academic achievement. Fundamentally related to all this in a university library is the whole area of students' problem-solving behavior. It is clear that the serious study of policy-making and the allocation of resources in a university library must range widely over problems of human behavior and educational research. Seen in this wide context it may be that the most useful contribution of this study is the way which, with further research, it may prove possible to quantitatively relate the day-to-day decisions of the librarian to the academic achievement of the university as a whole. (Mf)
An Analytical Approach to Duplication and Availability. University ofLancaster Library Occasional Papers, No. 2 by M. K Buckland( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of a project designed to construct a mathematical model of the operation of an academic library, a research team determined the usefulness of a quantitative approach to making decisions about the number of copies of each item that a university library should provide. Using the reserve collection of the University of Lancaster Library as a basis, a mathematical relationship was established between the number of requests, the length of the loan period, the number of copies, and a standard of service (defined as "immediate availability"). It was found that the Poisson distribution could justifiably be used to relate the average request rate to the number of copies and the degree of availability likely to be achieved. A table was produced which can be used in a predictive manner insofar as the request rate itself can be predicted. A method of estimating the average request rate from incomplete data was also devised. It was concluded that a mathematical relationship between the factors concerned can be established. The chief difficulty lies in predicting the level of demand for library services and, more generally, in understanding the factors which determine it. (Jb)
Some Implications for Library Management of Scattering and Obsolesence. University of Lancaster Library Occasional Papers, No. 1 by M. K Buckland( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A research project is being conducted to construct a mathematical model of the operations of an academic library to be used in making managerial decisions. As part of this project, this report examines Bradford's Law of Scattering and the fall-off of use of documents as they age. A series of mathematical analyses indicate how these two laws can be used together to indicate optimal decisions in the management of collections of journals. These decisions include the number of titles to be taken, the length of time retained, and the choice of binding policies. Imaginary petroleum libraries in various circumstances are used to illustrate the conclusions. (Author/JB)
Some implications for library management of scattering and obsolescence by M.K Buckland( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Some implications for library management of scattering and absolescence by M. K Buckland( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A systems study of an oilfield and its ocean terminal by Richard Green( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Woodburn, Ian

Languages
English (34)