A 1977 study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, based on the time logs of 67 searchers in the Bibliographic Searching Section over a 4-month period and involving just under 14,000 items showed thatduring the 4-month period the 6 searchers actually worked only 77.4% of the salaried hours (due to sick leave, vacations, etc.), and of the time actually worked only 71% of the time was actually spent searching (due to breaks, meetings, etc.). Consequently, only 55% of the salaried hours were spent actually searching.                  (Source)

Dr. David Kohl

 "Libraries in the digital age are experiencing the most profound transformation since ancient Mesopotamian scribes first began gathering and organizing cuneiform tablets."

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