Modeling and Simulation Librarys Service for Net Generation: A System Dynamics Framework

Dewi, Lily Puspa and Suryani, Erma (2014) Modeling and Simulation Librarys Service for Net Generation: A System Dynamics Framework. Advanced Science Letters, 20 (1). pp. 61-65. ISSN 1936-6612

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    The existence of a university library as an information center is required to provide services in accordance with the criteria and the needs of users being served. Users who utilize the services of university library are dominated by students who are classified as net generation. Todays generation called #65533Net generation,#65533 has different behavior pattern in seeking information compared to the previous generation. Understanding this will help librarians make innovations in library services that will ultimately improve number of the library visitors from this net generation. This study focused on modeling in the front office library service, designing the projection and analyzing the simulation results with cost benefit analysis. The system dynamics method allows writers to conduct comprehensive research to study the behavior and improve system performance. From the simulation results of pessimistic and optimistic projections, the total physical visitor of optimistic projection can achieve 23 higher than pessimistic projection. The increase in total website visitor on optimistic projection reached 169.701 visits at month 36. Meanwhile in the pessimistic projection, total website visitors reached 118.440 by the end of the 36th month. According to cost benefit analysis, the pessimistic projection provides a B/C ratio of 0.97, meanwhile the optimistic projection provides a B/C ratio of 1.38152. Optimistic projection has a better value than the pessimistic projection in terms of cost benefit analysis. Optimistic projection proposes the implementation of visual search, online acquisition, upgrading the server hardware, installation of Wi-Fi, improved comfort furniture, improved sanitation, additional opening hours, friendliness and expertise of library staffs in delivering services and a library exhibition.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/asl.2014.5297
    Uncontrolled Keywords: system dynamic, information system, library, net generation, cost benefit analysis
    Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
    Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Technology > Informatics Engineering Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2014 02:21
    Last Modified: 23 May 2014 05:17
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/16563

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