The Effect of Automated Renewal Services on Physical Use of Davis Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Circulation and renewal statistics were looked at from 2000-2004, and exit count numbers were looked at from 2001-2004 in an attempt to answer this question. The statistics show that circulation of library materials has remained relatively stable during the period studied, but that there has been a dramatic increase in the use of automated renewal services, followed by a precipitous decrease in exit counts during the period under study, leading to the conclusion that automated renewal services have led to decreased physical usage of Davis Library.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:college and university libraries circulation services statistics circulated items gate counts automated renewal
Date of Publication:03/05/0003