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Theoretical and empirical analysis of the influence of public library on scientific and technological innovation

Author(s): Cai Yongming

This paper adopted statistical and econometric methods to analyze the relationship between the indicators of public libraries, including the total collection of books, total number of circulation, volume of books borrow, total expenses, acquisition expenditures of books and technological innovation. The results indicate that there is a significant positive correlation between them and two indicators: newly acquired collections and the total collection of books, play an especially important role. According to the empirical analysis, this validates that public library services have facilitated the development of scientific and technological innovation


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