examines the cost centers and circulation patterns of analog slide libraries.
In Chapter 4, The Costs of Distributing
Analog Images by University Slide Libraries, we present the costs
of making an image and its metadata available. The data was gathered
from a survey administered to six university slide libraries. Chapter
5, The Patterns of Slide Library Circulation:
A Study, presents the circulation statistics from four slide libraries.
Both studies of these existing image distribution systems serve as benchmarks
for the evaluation of future digital distribution systems.
Chapter 4: The
Cost of Distributing Analog Images
by University Slide Libraries
5: The Patterns of Slide Library Circulation: A Study