publication . Article . 2016

Determining Gate Count Reliability in a Library Setting

Jeff Phillips;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016 Journal: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (issn: 1715-720X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Alberta
Abstract
<jats:p>Objective – Patron counts are a common form of measurement for library assessment. To develop accurate library statistics, it is necessary to determine any differences between various counting devices. A yearlong comparison between card reader turnstiles and laser gate counters in a university library sought to offer a standard percentage of variance and provide suggestions to increase the precision of counts. &#x0D; &#x0D; Methods – The collection of library exit counts identified the differences between turnstile and laser gate counter data. Statistical software helped to eliminate any inaccuracies in the collection of turnstile data, allowing this dat...
Subjects
free text keywords: Library assessment, library statistics, gate counter data, Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, Z, Card reader, Academic library, Turnstile, Telecommunications, business.industry, business, Database, computer.software_genre, computer, Heavy traffic, Computer science, Statistical software, Gate count
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