圖書館的80/20法則?

由 OhioLINK 及 OCLC 針對 OhioLINK 會員圖書館將近3000萬筆的圖書流通紀錄所做的分析報告顯示,各館的圖書流通率會因主題、語言、機構及資料的新舊而有很大的不同,有些館也發現東方語言的書很少被借閱。


比較有趣的是,報告在結論的地方提到大多數的館員一般都認為圖書館也有所謂的80/20法則,也就是80%的流通量都是在借閱特定20%的圖書。但根據此份報告分析顯示,只有6%的圖書館藏就占了80%的流通量,所以今後或許我們要成改80/6法則吧。只是不曉得各對對這種現象的對策是什麼? 會不會影響其採購政策? 還是改買電子書,這樣至少可以減少館藏空間?

The most fascinating result of the study was a test of the “80/20” rule. Librarians have long espoused the belief that 80% of a library’s circulation is driven by approximately 20% of the collection. The analysis of a year’s statewide circulation statistics would indicate that 80% of the circulation is driven by just 6% of the collection.

延伸閱讀:
OCLC - OhioLINK–OCLC Collection and Circulation Analysis Project 2011

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