The use of queuing networks and mixed integer programming to allocate resources optimally within a library layout

Abstract

Planning, programming, and design of library buildings is a fascinating yet complex problem because of the political realities associated with allocating public monies and the vexing uncertainty surrounding our needs for new and remodeled space [l-51. Among some of the most important planning issues affecting the planning of libraries are the size of the library, the number and dispersal of volumes in the collection, the number of users to be accommodated, and the number and types of equipment items (carrels, lounge chairs, tables, etc.) to be housed in the facility. Answers to the above issues essentially fall into the field of library building programming. The central concern of this article is the methodology of allocating the resources of space, equipment, and staff persons optimally within a library building program. To be more specific the objectives of this article are the

DOI: 10.1002/asi.4630320105

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@article{Smith1981TheUO, title={The use of queuing networks and mixed integer programming to allocate resources optimally within a library layout}, author={J. Macgregor Smith}, journal={JASIS}, year={1981}, volume={32}, pages={33-42} }