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several scenarios of various number of loans. The variables were the number of loans prior to purchase
and the total cost of titles that would have been actually purchased (after meeting the requisite number
of loans). The key outcomes were the total cost of loans and purchases, and the total number of titles
owned. Below are two graphs that represent these outcomes across the scenarios.
Would We Have
$25,646 Four Rentals
$21,485 Five Rentals,
How Many Titles
Would We Have
The curve of number of titles owned is steeper than the curve of total amount spent, particularly above
the two-loan scenario. Thus it became clear that the two-loan option would have enabled us to spread
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Avery, Elizabeth Fuseler & Harker, Karen. Patron Driven Acquisitions: Or I Wish I Knew Then..., paper, August 2012; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130195/m1/7/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .