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McGrath, William E.

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Works: 15 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 77 library holdings
Genres: Union catalogs  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Periodicals  Use studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Z669.7.O3, 018.1
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Most widely held works about William E McGrath
 
Most widely held works by William E McGrath
Research report prepared for OCLC on multidimensional mapping of libraries based on shared holdings in the OCLC Online Union Catalog by William E McGrath( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How many books does a group of libraries have in common? Pre-OCLC days, the question was simple and the answer vital. If a large number were held in common, there would be a compelling argument for computerized bibliographic databases for shared cataloging and interlibrary loan. "Overlap" studies did provide argument, and the rest is history
LNR; numerical register of books in Louisiana libraries by Louisiana Library Association( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Dakota union list of serials( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An estimate of the amount of research required to fill a new journal of library science and three estimates of the amount of research available by William E McGrath( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To help determine whether a new journal of library research is needed, three estimates of available research are compared with an average-sized journal in the library field. The average number of pages and articles per year (285 and 36) in sixteen primarily American library journals that publish at least an occasional research article were determined by a straightforward count. Three sources of research were examined in order to estimate whether each had enough potential or available material each year to fill a new journal equivalent to the average-sized journal. The three sources were (1) Educational Resources Information Center/Clearinghouse on Library and Information Sciences (eric/clis), (2) rejected but publishable material, and (3) "LIST,""Library and Information Science Today." The first, eric/clis, suggests that almost enough material is available, the second rejected but published barely enough to fill a new journal, and the third, "list," that there is ample potential if the articles are written. (Related documents are li 004 460 and li 004 462.) (Author/SJ)
Operations research techniques and their use in libraries. by American Library Association( Recording )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiments and experience : a bibliography of the research and knowledge of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, 1889-1963 by William Ernest McGrath( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The formal concept of goodness in the metaphysics of St. Thomas by William E McGrath( )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Relationship Between Hard/oft, Pure/pplied, and Life/onlife Disciplines and Subject Book Use in a University Library by William E Mcgrath( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper hypothesizes (1) the softer the subject, or (2) the purer the subject, or (3) the more a subject can be characterized as life-oriented, the greater the number of books that will be charged. Interaction and higher order (polynomial) combinations between the three characteristics are also hypothesized. A scale value for each characteristic of 60 academic subjects is determined by a survey of faculty at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Correlation and multiple regression are employed to assess the proportion of variance accounted for. Hypothesis (1) is weakly supported; hypothesis (2) is modestly supported providing other variables are not held constant. Hypothesis (3) is not supported under any conditions tested nor are any of the hypothesized interactions or higher orders. (Author/WBC)
General ordinances of the city of Auburn, N.Y by Auburn (N.Y.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

LNR, numerical register of books in Louisiana libraries : basic documents by Louisiana Library Association( Book )

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

Measuring classified circulation according to curriculum by William E McGrath( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Implications for cooperative collection development in a random group of academic libraries-- or, beyond overlap by William E McGrath( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Multidimensional Mapping of Libraries Based on Shared Holdings in the Oclc Online Union Catalog. Research Report by William E Mcgrath( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report describes the multidimensional scaling (mds) method for interpreting collection overlap based on the number of books held by pairs of libraries in large groups (as many as 100 libraries or more). Mds results for four groups of libraries sampled from the oclc database are also presented. Mds is described as a class of data-analytic or descriptive techniques designed to uncover the structure of a database in terms of clusters of similar objects within one or more dimensions. It is reported that (1) in the first group of libraries studied (a random sample of 60 network libraries), public and academic libraries separated in two dimensions; (2) in a random sample of 50 academic libraries, types of libraries (law, medical, college, university, and denominational) separated in two dimensions; (3) a random sample of 100 libraries without regard to type, nevertheless clustered in two dimensions by library type (university, college, public, denominational, medical, and special); and (4) a random sample of 50 public libraries had tentative clusters not yet identified. The implications of these findings are discussed for cooperative collection development, interlibrary lending, partitioning of the oclc database by type of library, and library network relationships. A 22-item bibliography and lists of the libraries included in the study are also provided. (Author/ESR)
Relationships between hard/soft, pure/applied, and life/nonlife disciplines and subject book use in a university library by William E McGrath( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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