Complex Sciences. First International Conference, Complex 2009, Shanghai, China, February 23-25, 2009. Revised Papers, Part 1

Research Article

The Bipartite Network Study of the Library Book Lending System

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-02466-5_75,
        author={Nan-nan Li and Ning Zhang},
        title={The Bipartite Network Study of the Library Book Lending System},
        proceedings={Complex Sciences. First International Conference, Complex 2009, Shanghai, China, February 23-25, 2009. Revised Papers, Part 1},
        proceedings_a={COMPLEX PART 1},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={complex network bipartite network node weight personal recommendation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-02466-5_75}
    }
    
  • Nan-nan Li
    Ning Zhang
    Year: 2012
    The Bipartite Network Study of the Library Book Lending System
    COMPLEX PART 1
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02466-5_75
Nan-nan Li1,*, Ning Zhang1,*
  • 1: University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
*Contact email: lnn19850625@126.com, zhangning@usst.edu.cn

Abstract

Through collecting the library lending information of the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology during one year, we build the database between the books and readers, and then construct a bipartite network to describe the relationships. We respectively establish the corresponding un-weighted and weighted bipartite network through the borrowing relationship and the reading days, thereout obtain the statistical properties via the theory and methods of complex network. We find all the properties follow exponential distribution and there is a positive correlation between the relevant properties in un-weighted and weighted networks. The un-weighted properties can describe the cooperation situation and configuration, but the properties with node weight may describe the competition results. Besides, we discuss the practical significance for the double relationship and the statistical properties. Further more, we propose a library personal recommendation system for developing the library humanity design resumptively.