This paper considers the optimal storage of books by size in libraries. A network model is developed to determine the optimum number of shelf heights to use which will minimize the shelving cost for a given collection of books. The model is analyzed and solved by a well known operations research technique of finding the shortest path in a directed network. Results of an experimental study to apply this model to a sample collection of books from the Purdue University Library are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society for Information Science|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1974|
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