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80/20 Rule For Book Collections - Pareto Principle

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We've known for some time now that 80% of a library's book collection does not get used much if at all, and that 20% of the collection gets 80% of the use. Given our budget pressures, can we continue to accept this reality? Or should we use data mining to be on top of our game like Walmart and know exactly what is being used and direct our funding in that direction?

Libraries need to get into analytics big time...

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