budget allocation formulas for academic libraries
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19 Nov 2002 07:35 PST
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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 library.
Re: budget allocation formulas for academic libraries
Answered By: nellie_bly-ga on 19 Nov 2002 12:25 PST
Greetings-- I believe these links will lead you guidance on budget allocation. Purdue University Calumet Task Force on Library Collection Development and Information Access Policy http://library.calumet.purdue.edu/TASKFORCE.HTM CAUL Formulae for Distributing Library Materials Funds CAUL Survey [University of Otago 22 July 97] http://www.anu.edu.au/caul/surveys/budg-all.htm Allocating Funding for Library Acquisitions at Ohio University http://www.library.ohiou.edu/libinfo/depts/colldev/acqfaq.htm Collection Development Policy of the University of Wisconsin http://library.uwsp.edu/depts/colldev/collpol.htm Library Funding and the Allocation Formula University of Dundee http://www.dundee.ac.uk/library/lib_formula.html Discussion Series The Academic Library in the Information Age: Changing Roles http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:gCNzjgKQq4gC:www.netc.org/preservice/fall_institute/fr_use/ownershp.pdf+allocating+funds+academic+library&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8 A Mountain of Challenges: Budgeting for Electronic Resources New England Library Association http://www.nelib.org/conf_archOpen.asp?ID=273
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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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