ERIC Number: ED251087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Allocation of Resources. SPEC Kit 31.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
This kit on resource allocation in academic and research libraries contains nine primary source documents and a concise summary of a 1976 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) survey on management of fiscal spending activities in ARL libraries. Based on responses from 70 libraries, the summary discusses 3 specific subjects within the general topic of resource allocation in libraries: strategic approaches to financial retrenchment; procedures used by research libraries to make fundamental allocation decisions; and areas where libraries are experiencing significant allocation reductions. The source documents include: (1) reports on the impact of no-growth budgets from Dartmouth College, Pennsylvania State University, and Arizona State University; (2) reports on implementing budget cuts from Rutgers University and University of Washington; (3) procedures for resource allocation from University of Wisconsin-Madison ("Internal Procedure for Determining Allocation of Funds for Library Resources in the General Library Systems" and "Allocation of Book Funds"), and University of Hawaii; and (4) a report on external fund-raising from University of Pittsburgh. (THC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.