ERIC Number: ED045114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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The Importance of PPB to Libraries.
This presentation is intended to familiarize the audience with the Planning Programming Budgeting System (PPBS) in its entirety. Some illustrative examples of the system's outputs are demonstrated to convey their utility for highest level program and resource decisions. PPBS was originated by the Department of Defense to cover all of the activities and resource applications of all the armed services. In 1965, PPBS was adopted in the civil sector of the Federal Government. Since 1965, interest in and adoption of PPBS has spread beyond the Federal Government and now also includes the library community. It is hoped this presentation will: (1) increase the effectiveness of the work of the library community, (2) help define precisely what role the library should play within the existing plethora of information centers, (3) help librarians visualize the potential utility of PPBS to enable libraries to participate more effectively in decisions affecting their contributions to their establishments and (4) encourage librarians to explore PPBS further and take steps toward PPBS training, development, and application as appropriate in their respective environments. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Dept. of Library Science.