Efficiency of University Libraries in Seoul by DEA

DEA를 이용한 도서관의 효율성 평가

  • 한두완 (서울여자대학교 문헌정보학과) ;
  • 홍봉영 (서울여자대학교 경영학과)
  • Published : 2002.09.01


This paper estimates the relative efficiency of 29 university libraries in Seoul by data envelopment analysis. We employed library space, staff and book collection as inputs, and book circulation and reader visits as outputs. The result shows that average efficiency score is 0.5248 and only 3 libraries are efficient. Inefficiency is estimated to be 47.52%. Reorganization may be necessary in order to achieve greater efficiency.


Data Envelopment Analysis;Efficiency;University Libraries


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