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THE EFFICIENCY OF SUBJECT CATALOGUES AND THE COST OF INFORMATION SEARCHES

THE EFFICIENCY OF SUBJECT CATALOGUES AND THE COST OF INFORMATION SEARCHES An expression for the efficiency of a subject catalogue or index is derived from the probability of success when using the catalogue, and the cost of making and using the catalogue, compared with the cost of finding material in the library stock when no subject catalogue is available. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Documentation Emerald Publishing

THE EFFICIENCY OF SUBJECT CATALOGUES AND THE COST OF INFORMATION SEARCHES

Journal of Documentation , Volume 11 (3): 19 – Mar 1, 1955

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0022-0418
DOI
10.1108/eb026215
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Abstract

An expression for the efficiency of a subject catalogue or index is derived from the probability of success when using the catalogue, and the cost of making and using the catalogue, compared with the cost of finding material in the library stock when no subject catalogue is available.

Journal

Journal of DocumentationEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1955

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