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Two questions

Can anyone help me with these two questions?

1. Are there figures for the estimated cost of a library at a 
research institution for each undergraduate per year?  So John 
Doe attends Stanford or the U. of Illinois. He is a sophomore. 
What is the allocated cost of providing library services to him?

2. I am puzzling over the value of digitization projects.  One 
assumption is that when books (and let's restrict this question 
to books for now) are digitized and made full-text-searchable, 
the usage of these books rises.  That makes sense to me, but does 
anyone know by how much?  There are a number of variables to 
control for in this question, but I imagine members of the 
library community have been studying this carefully.

Thank you.


Joseph J. Esposito
Portable CEO