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AAK - Acta academica karviniensia

číslo 2016/4
THE TREND OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF LIBRARY COLLECTIONS OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
[Trend technické efektivity knihovních fondů veřejných knihoven v České republice]
ISSN:
1212-415X (Print)
2533-7610 (Online)
Year [Rok]:
2016
Volume [Ročník]:
XVI
Issue [Číslo]:
4
Authors [Autoři]:
Iveta Vrabková
Abstract [Abstrakt]:
This article is focused on the evaluation of technical efficiency of library collections of public libraries in the Czech Republic for the period from 2003 to 2014. Technical efficiency of library collections of individual types of public libraries is evaluated by input- and output-oriented DEA BCC model from the perspective of two aggregate annual parameters. The input is represented by the range of library collection and the output is represented by the number of loans per one registered reader. The results of technical efficiency are complemented by results of correlation and regression analysis and evaluation of circulation of library collection according to individual types of public libraries. The results of technical efficiency from the perspective of input- and also output-oriented model generally show the trend of inefficiency of library collections. Public libraries of the smallest municipalities (type E) have insufficiently large and not enough recent library collections at their disposal and the middle-sized municipalities (type D) have insufficient number of readers and number of loans.
Keywords [Klíčová slova]:
Data Envelopment Analysis, library collection, public libraries, technical efficiency
JEL classification [JEL klasifikace]:
C67, H10
Page range [Rozpětí stran]:
81 - 93
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