This book, first published in 1989, discusses the maintenance of a quality collection within a budget while still making necessary cuts and savings. As the purchasing power of the materials budget declines, effectively managing the allocation of the materials budget and the development of the collections becomes more and more of a challenge. In The Acquisitions Budget, practicing acquisitions librarians - representing almost all types and sizes of libraries - address their daily problems and share innovative and effective methods for dealing with a shrinking budget. These authoritative contributors, who have many years of practical problems solving experience, also offer useful tips on how to influence administrators, faculty, students - anyone who has even partial control over allocating the budget.



ByBill Katz

chapter |11 pages

Acquisitions Budgets: Planning and Control for Success

ByRobert C. Miller

chapter |18 pages

Managing the Reduced Purchasing Power of the Acquisitions Budget

BySharon Bonk, Heather Miller

chapter |19 pages

Forecasting Expenditures for Library Materials: Approaches and Techniques

ByKathryn Hammell Carpenter

chapter |20 pages

Managing the College Library’s Acquisitions Budget

ByMickey Moskowitz, Joanne Schmidt

chapter |16 pages

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Budget

ByJudith F. Niles

chapter |13 pages

Coping with a Decreasing Book Budget

ByIan Edward

chapter |14 pages

The Implications for Acquisitions of Stagnant Budgets

ByMurray S. Martin

chapter |14 pages

A Maintenance Budget: Living Within Your Means

ByTwyla Mueller Racz, Walter Hogan, Mary Meernik

chapter |12 pages

Establishing, Monitoring, and Spending the College and University Acquisitions Budget

ByMildred McGinnis, Mary Faust

chapter |16 pages

Bread Not Butter: Funding Online Searching in Hard Times

ByGloriana St. Clair, Jay Martin Poole

chapter |10 pages

Elasticity and Journal Pricing

ByMark Bebensee Bruce, Strauch Katina Strauch

chapter |10 pages

Cancelling Periodicals in the Context of an Unallocated Budget

ByDora Biblarz