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Collection Development and Finance: A Guide to Strategic Library-Materials Budgeting
     

Collection Development and Finance: A Guide to Strategic Library-Materials Budgeting

by Murray S. Martin, Sheila S. Intner (Editor)
 
Skillfully acquisitions and collection development plays a key role in creating exceptional libraries. These authoritative resources provide the guidance you need to build and maintain the comprehensive, high-quality collection your customers demand.

Get expert advice on:
-- Selecting material from serial to CD-ROMs
-- Participating effectively in the budget

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Skillfully acquisitions and collection development plays a key role in creating exceptional libraries. These authoritative resources provide the guidance you need to build and maintain the comprehensive, high-quality collection your customers demand.

Get expert advice on:
-- Selecting material from serial to CD-ROMs
-- Participating effectively in the budget process
-- Evaluating your existing collections and vendors

Sample budgets and allocations typical of academic libraries illustrate topics. Chapters describe preparing the materials budget request, traditional and nontraditional budget processes, access vs. ownership, budget implications of electronic-access alternatives, and more.

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Martin, a library administrator with a background in accounting, approaches library budgeting in terms of the collectiona seldom-taken view and one that ought to be studied regularly. His emphasis here is on academic settings, with some examples for large public libraries also given. Martin takes the reader through the steps of gathering information for the budget, preparing a request, traditional vs. other budget scenarios, budget allocations, adjustments, end-of-year closings, and numerous examples of budgets. Martin presents many helpful ideas, but they may interfere with the reality of your institution and its budgeting process. If your academic setting has a budgeting process that allows for full involvement on the part of the library, this book would be a useful addition to the collection.Marie Bruni, Huntington Memorial Lib., Oneonta, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838906484
Publisher:
American Library Association
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Frontiers of Access to Library Materials , #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.40(d)

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