Optimal storage of books by size: An operations research approach

Surendra Mohan Gupta, Arunachalam Ravindran

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-357
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society for Information Science
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

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Gupta, Surendra Mohan ; Ravindran, Arunachalam. / Optimal storage of books by size : An operations research approach. In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science. 1974 ; Vol. 25, No. 6. pp. 354-357.
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In: Journal of the American Society for Information Science, Vol. 25, No. 6, 01.01.1974, p. 354-357.

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