ERIC Number: ED339391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Approval Plan Use in Ohio's State Supported Academic and Research Libraries: A Budgetary Analysis.
White, Gary W.
A survey was conducted in those academic and research libraries that are involved in the OhioLINK project to determine their use of approval plans and their budgetary patterns. Written questionnaires were used to collect data in order to examine approval plan use, approval plan and firm order budgeting, and vendor use. Analyses of the responses reveal patterns of approval plan spending and usage, and compare approval plan use with monographic firm ordering. It was found that the number of approval plans used has grown over the last 4 fiscal years; the 1990-1991 fiscal year is the first year in which approval plan spending is higher than spending for monographic firm orders; and larger libraries tend to both have a larger number of approval plans and to spend a larger percentage of their budgets on approval plans. A copy of the questionnaire and data from the survey responses are appended. (60 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Approval Plans; Ohio
Note: Master's Research Paper, Kent State University.