ERIC Number: ED411800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Subject Usage and Funding of Library Monographs: A Case Study.
The goals of this study were to identify those variables that prove indicative of the relative demand for library monographs by subject and to develop a practical method for allocating funding by subject. California State University, Chico, served as the sample for the study; data was collected from the 5-year period from 1990 to 1995. The interrelationships among circulation, expenditure, enrollment, number of faculty, book price, and new books acquired are investigated. Circulation is isolated as the one tangible parameter upon which to measure the demand for books by subject. A model for allocating subject funding is developed. Twenty-five figures and tables show statistics. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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