ERIC Number: ED111340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Approval Plans and Departmental Fair Share.
Some university academic departments contend that they do not receive a fair share of approval-plan books. The study attempts to measure the proportion of books for each departmental subject in general publishing and to compare those ratios to their proportion in approval plan receipts. It also sought to determine whether, and to what extent, book receipts that are low in some areas are also proportionately higher in cost. The study compares both books and costs for 47 Purdue academic departments in three ways: (1) general publishing (Publishers Weekly figures), (2) publishing after selection for academic level (Baker and Taylor data), and (3) specific approval-plan receipts (Purdue). Results indicate that approval-plan selection closely follows proportions in general publishing and that some departments with small shares of books may require disproportionately larger shares of the book budget. (Author/JY)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Libraries.