ERIC Number: EJ454693
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Improving Return on Investment: A Proposal for Allocating the Book Budget.
Carrigan, Dennis P.
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v18 n5 p292-97 Nov 1992
Discussion of allocation of library acquisitions budgets, especially for monographs, focuses on the proportional use statistic (i.e., a value that compares circulation and holdings in a subject area). Topics addressed include economics; benefits that libraries provide; use of the collection by patrons; computers as aids to resource allocation; monitoring journal use; and electronic information. (30 references) (LRW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Economic Factors, Electronic Libraries, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Library Circulation, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Services, Library Statistics, Monographs, Periodicals, Ratios (Mathematics), Resource Allocation, Use Studies, Users (Information)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A