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dc.contributor.authorNachlas, Joel A.en
dc.contributor.authorPierce, Anthony R.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-21T15:27:54Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-21T15:27:54Zen
dc.date.issued1979-05-01en
dc.identifier.citationNachlas, J. A., Pierce, A. R. (1979). Determination of unit costs for library services. College and Research Libraries, 40(3), 240-247. http://crl.acrl.org/content/40/3/240.full.pdfen
dc.identifier.issn0010-0870en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/46766en
dc.description.abstractAs with other public service activities, inflationary trends and public opinion provide a clear mandate for attempts to control the increasing costs of providing library services. Cost control necessarily requires knowledge of the quantities and sources of costs. A methodology; known as microcosting, for identifying the unit costs of providing specific services is presented here. The method is designed to enable library managers to identify at a detailed level the resources consumed in providing a particular service. This information provides''a quantitative basis for and a monitor of library management decisions. To illustrate the use of the methodology, it is applied to the determination of the unit costs of tracking overdue materials at a major university library.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherACRL Publicationsen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.titleDetermination of Unit Costs for Library Servicesen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.contributor.departmentVirginia Tech. Department of Industrial and Systems Engineeringen
dc.contributor.departmentVirginia Tech. University Librariesen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://crl.acrl.org/content/40/3/240.full.pdfen
dc.date.accessed2014-02-06en
dc.title.serialCollege and Research Librariesen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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