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library automation

John Holme
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Joined: Oct 11, 2002
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Suppose I'm developing library automation software (circulation and acquisitions). I want to help the librarians decide which titles need more copies on the shelves, and which titles could be retired to the basement, based on circulation numbers. What kind of task is this, what is the indicated algorithm, and how would the algorithm be applied to suggest a course of action?
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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