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Q: budget allocation formulas for academic libraries ( Answered 3 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: budget allocation formulas for academic libraries
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: alexanderwitherspoon-ga
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Posted: 19 Nov 2002 07:35 PST
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Question ID: 110564
I have a question about budget allocation formulas for academic
libraries. I'm searching for a website or online full-text source to
provide an
introduction and overview of the various types of formulas that are
used to allocate collection funds.

So far, I've searched the ALA (American Library Association)and the
ACRL(Association for College Research Libraries) websites,  did a
general Google search, searched Library Literature, Ebsco Host, and
Emerald Full text databses. I have found surprisingly little on
the topic, but really need an online source to explain the variety of
ways that limited collection funds can be allocated in a college
Subject: Re: budget allocation formulas for academic libraries
Answered By: nellie_bly-ga on 19 Nov 2002 12:25 PST
Rated:3 out of 5 stars

I believe these links will lead you guidance on budget allocation.

Purdue University Calumet
Task Force on Library Collection Development and
Information Access Policy

CAUL Formulae for Distributing Library Materials Funds
CAUL Survey [University of Otago 22 July 97]

Allocating Funding for Library Acquisitions at Ohio University

 Collection Development Policy of the University of Wisconsin

Library Funding and the Allocation Formula
University of Dundee

Discussion Series
The Academic Library in the Information Age: Changing Roles

A Mountain of Challenges: Budgeting for Electronic Resources 
New England Library Association

Clarification of Answer by nellie_bly-ga on 19 Nov 2002 12:26 PST
sorry, I omitted the search strategy

Search strategy: allocating funds academic library
alexanderwitherspoon-ga rated this answer:3 out of 5 stars
Thank you for your input, Nellie. The sources you provided did give me
more needed background of ways that various colleges allocated funds.
I was looking for more of an overview in one source (more of a
"how-to")to introduce me to the variety of options, and the specific
formulas themselves. The last two sources on your list were not
directly relevant to the topic. One was about copyright and the other
about budgeting for electronic sources. Overall, though, your research
was helpful. Thank you.

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