—Book selection is an important operation in a
library and should be conducted on the basis of reasonable data.
This paper evaluates the process of book selection in a
university library by analyzing the loan records. The authors
classified the books in the library according to Nippon Decimal
Classification (NDC), and investigated the turnover rate for
each category. The results show that the book selection process
in the library was appropriate in terms of the turnover rate
although the process was not conducted with considering the
turnover rate. Additionally, the authors considered the rate of
the books that bought by researchers in the university and
accessioned to the library. The results indicate some viewpoints
for selecting books in university libraries.
—Data mining, library, book selection, loan
Mitsuro Kitajima and Kensuke Baba are with the Library of Kyushu
University, 10-1, Hakozaki 6, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8581, Japan (e-mail:
Toshiro Minami is with Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences, 3-1,
Saifu 6, Dazaifu, Fukuoka, 818-0117, Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Mitsuro Kitajima, Kensuke Baba, and Toshiro Minami, "An Evaluation of Book Selection in a University Library by Loan Record Analysis," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 728-731, 2015.