ERIC Number: ED051866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Model Budget Analysis System for Program 05 Libraries.
Evergreen State Coll., Olympia, Washington.
The emphasis of this guideline is on determining modular figures for the three main facets of the library program: (1) acquisition of library resources, (2) technical processing of those resources and (3) services to the public using those resources. The system includes the following components: (1) A Library Resources Formula which takes into account both enrollment and program factors and is similar to the approach developed by Clapp and Jordan; (2) Staffing formulas which relate public service staff to the demands for service and the technical processes staff to the materials which require processing and which compare the Washington libraries to those in the University of California System; (3) A minimum percentage increase factor for acquisitions and, for formula purposes, a maximum percentage limitation on weeding; (4) Procedures for converting resource and manpower requirements into dollars which allow for changing market conditions; and (5) Procedures for computing binding and other operational costs. The proposed system relates closely to the long range planning process since it enables each institution to estimate its requirements for future library resources and staffing once the factors of student enrollment, faculty staffing and graduate programs have been determined for any given year. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Evergreen State Coll., Olympia, Washington.
Note: Prepared by the Interinstitutional Committee on Business Officers