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Title: A model for measuring the congestion in library shelves.
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Scientometrics, 46(3). p. 417-430
Abstract: A model for measuring the congestion in library shelves after j years (icN) is obtained by taking j-fold convolutions of the distributions that describe the yearly growth of literature (e.g. periodicals, books on a certain topic, ...) From this one can estimate the expected number of critical points in the shelf, after j years. One can also calculate the probability that there will be m (rn~N) critical points after j years. The paper closes by examining two concrete cases.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/779
DOI: 10.1007/BF02459601
ISI #: 000084660600004
ISSN: 0138-9130
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2001
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