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NCJ Number: 97724 Find in a Library
Title: Questionable Strategies in Library Security Studies
Journal: Library and Archival Security  Volume:6  Issue:4  Dated:(Winter 1984)  Pages:43-53
Author(s): F E Smith
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 11
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines three questionable strategies used in library security studies.
Abstract: The first assumes that annual loss rate is more useful than a total inventory as a means of providing the information necessary to make decisions about the need for security in libraries. The second involves the manner in which some libraries interpret the cost of lost materials for the purpose of library security studies. The third deals with the role that factors beyond monetary value play in evaluating the need for security measures. In the process of analyzing these three strategies, the author discovered that the positions he takes in response to them are logically connected. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Crime costs; Library/museum security; Security surveys; Threat assessment
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