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IJIET 2015 Vol.5(10): 728-731 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.601

An Evaluation of Book Selection in a University Library by Loan Record Analysis

Mitsuro Kitajima, Kensuke Baba, and Toshiro Minami

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Data mining, library, book selection, loan record.

Mitsuro Kitajima and Kensuke Baba are with the Library of Kyushu University, 10-1, Hakozaki 6, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, 812-8581, Japan (e-mail: kitajima.mitsuro.023@m.kyushu-u.ac.jp, k.baba.060@m.kyushu-u.ac.jp).
Toshiro Minami is with Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences, 3-1, Saifu 6, Dazaifu, Fukuoka, 818-0117, Japan (e-mail: minami@kiis.ac.jp).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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