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Costs of Academic Libraries

John R. Brockman

Costs of Academic Libraries

An Econometric Interpretation (Western Library Studies, No 4)

by John R. Brockman

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Published by Amer Library Assn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Australia,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Costs,
  • Academic libraries,
  • Finance

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8295346M
    ISBN 100908155778
    ISBN 109780908155774

    The assumption is that access to a volume through borrowing it from the library is worth a user 50% of what it would cost to purchase a book. This calculation uses 50% of the average unit order cost for library-like content (price + shipping): $ (although obviously a lot of volumes we provide access to are not available at.   The average cost of a young adult title hardcover book in was $, down 5 cents from Trade paperbacks for children’s and young adult titles were $ and $ respectively in Need for books The Internet does not replace the need for books and often increases the demand for up-to-date library materials.

      Welcome. Welcome to Academic Library Building Design: Resources for response to frequent inquiries for information about planning academic library buildings and space, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) have joined forces to provide a basic . Costs will vary, though, depending on the edition(s) required, whether students prefer new vs. used books, whether the works are hardcover/paperback/e-book, and whether there are rental options. In addition to the many electronic resources available through the NYU Libraries, we have a reading room at the Academic Center where one copy of every.

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