How do libraries manage their physical resources?
September 1, 2013 6:19 PM Subscribe
Question for the librarians in the house: How do libraries manage their physical resources?
posted by House of Leaves of Grass to science & nature (8 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm wondering how a library manages their stacks if they had, say, 100,000 books and only enough public space for 50,000, and little way of knowing which books might be requested at any moment. How do you ensure that your patrons have access to the entire library without keeping everything right out on the floor? Is digital media changing the way libraries maintain their stock at all?
I'd be happy to request reading materials from my friendly library if this is a more complicated problem than can easily be explained here, if people would be so kind as to suggest some titles.
Categorized as science and nature because library science is a science!