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Goal Programming as a Solution Technique for the Acquisitions Allocation Problem

Kenneth Wise, D.E Perushek
2000 Library & Information Science Research  
A goal programming model is developed and used to illustrate the solution of a library acquisition allocation problem.  ...  Decisions influencing the allocation of acquisitions funds in academic libraries are often based on the influence of many conflicting expectations ranging from those of the university community, administrators  ...  books and standing orders.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0740-8188(99)00052-3 fatcat:4v6yhgvmofbmnk26cjvuisvrz4

Predicting Publication Prices

Pamela Bluh, James G. Neal, J. Randolph Call
2003 Library resources & technical services  
The bulk of the library's budget is earmarked for serials, standing orders, and other ongoing commitments and, as a result, funds for monographic material are extremely limited.  ...  As a result, the library no longer uses price prediction tools to help develop a budget estimate for monographic material and makes do with whatever funds remain after allocations for ongoing commitments  ... 
doi:10.5860/lrts.47n4.188 fatcat:hrbukzt2azcmhkrp3pjnkyagty

The development and application of a unique percentage-based allocations formula at the University of Windsor

Anne Kaay, Peter Zimmerman
2008 Library collections, acquisitions & technical services  
It outlines the elements of the formula, the rationale for selecting those elements and a review of the allocation formula after the first year of implementation.  ...  This article summarizes the literature concerning allocation formulas and outlines the development and application of a percentage-based allocation formula as part of the monograph budget at the University  ...  Monographs are further subdivided into three separate funds for firm orders, standing orders, and approval plans.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lcats.2008.06.003 fatcat:er7ftp2gnra6ze5agtzakvdk2y

The development and application of a unique percentage-based allocations formula at the University of Windsor

Anne Kaay, Peter Zimmerman
2008 Library collections, acquisitions & technical services  
It outlines the elements of the formula, the rationale for selecting those elements and a review of the allocation formula after the first year of implementation.  ...  This article summarizes the literature concerning allocation formulas and outlines the development and application of a percentage-based allocation formula as part of the monograph budget at the University  ...  Monographs are further subdivided into three separate funds for firm orders, standing orders, and approval plans.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14649055.2008.10766200 fatcat:7v4ij65udja7zjufjvta2tehii

Library funding and journal cancellations in South African university libraries

Ruth Hoskins, Christine Stilwell
2011 South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science  
Interpretation of the results revealed South African university libraries, like most academic and research libraries world wide, have not been adequately funded and as a result have resorted to annual  ...  A study population consisting of 17 university libraries in South Africa was surveyed by means of an online questionnaire to establish whether university libraries in South Africa were adequately funded  ...  According to Walker (2003) a reasonable benchmark for determining the level of funding for books and journals was 1.75 times the government subsidy for books and journals.  ... 
doi:10.7553/77-1-66 fatcat:mitqnayva5fgvgw27u2ov54ff4

An integrated multiple criteria decision making approach for resource allocation in higher education

William Ho, Helen E. Higson, Prasanta K. Dey
2007 International Journal of Innovation and Learning  
Resource allocation is one of the major decision problems arising in higher education. Resources must be allocated optimally in such a way that the performance of universities can be improved.  ...  Then, the goal programming (GP) model incorporating the constraints of AHP priority, system, and resource is formulated for selecting the best set of projects without exceeding the limited available resources  ...  Section 3 determines the priority rankings of proposed alternatives of resource allocation first, and then constructs a GP model for a real-world case study.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijil.2007.012958 fatcat:hcmbt6i4pjgttb43x3xzlolnry

Aligning collections budget with program priorities: A modified zero-based approach

Gayle R.Y.C. Chan
2008 Library collections, acquisitions & technical services  
The paper discusses the impact of zero-based budgeting on the budget allocation process at the University of Hong Kong Libraries (HKUL).  ...  An examination into HKUL's past and current practices compares and contrasts the use of different budget allocation methodologies.  ...  Conclusion ZBB is merited as a structured mechanism for providing fund justification using criteria agreed upon for management decisions to optimize budget allocations by prioritizing needs and objectives  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lcats.2008.06.001 fatcat:yb3ohqnop5ffzoi4xvk6tg3w64

Aligning collections budget with program priorities

Gayle R.Y.C. Chan
2008 Library collections, acquisitions & technical services  
The paper discusses the impact of zero-based budgeting on the budget allocation process at the University of Hong Kong Libraries (HKUL).  ...  An examination into HKUL's past and current practices compares and contrasts the use of different budget allocation methodologies.  ...  Conclusion ZBB is merited as a structured mechanism for providing fund justification using criteria agreed upon for management decisions to optimize budget allocations by prioritizing needs and objectives  ... 
doi:10.1080/14649055.2008.10766192 fatcat:yd23oeqprvhb7pj36b4mzpiizq

An Allocation Formula Derived from a Factor Analysis of Academic Departments

William E. McGrath, Ralph C. Huntsinger, Gary R. Barber
1969 College and Research Libraries  
The authors derive a book fund distribution formula from a factor analysis of twenty-two variables which measure and quantify academic departments.  ...  A few of the significant correlations are discussed; e.g., those between books published and books circulated (high correlation) and circulation-by-subject and circulation-by-person (low correlation).  ...  McGrath, "Determining and Allocating Book Funds for Current Domestic Buying," CRL, XXVIII (July 1967), 269-72. . I.-Hypothetical range of factors and variants.  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl_30_01_51 fatcat:h7f4vklerrgq5opk6ox6fxr6sy

Information Resources for DLIS students [article]

Abhilasha
2020 Zenodo  
all the resources are helpful for DLIS students  ...  The functioning of library staff is supported by the University Library Committee in formulation of library policies, rules and regulations, preparation of annual budget, allocation of funds, preparation  ...  Infrastructure and Maintenance The most important part of university library system is a functional building where the allocation of space for books and other reading materials, staff and readers could  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3782369 fatcat:w35jwec5kfdmfd4ob6skfxmbme

The Role of Libraries in American Indian Tribal College Development

Cheryl Duran
1991 College and Research Libraries  
This paper presents a model for assessing the role libraries play in meeting the institutional goals and objectives of the American Indian tribal colleges.  ...  Application of the development model suggests a set of hypotheses that frame the role of the library in meeting the institutional goals and objectives of the colleges.  ...  Fill all your book ordering needs in one place in record time thanks to B& T LinkTM-an extraordinary system of search and order software modules from Baker & Taylor Books.  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl_52_05_395 fatcat:fm625fvuvjehjlrm33rzilkejq

Ownership, gender, and experience as correlates of policy implementation in the management of university libraries in the South-South, Nigeria

Jennifer Ngozi B.Igwela Igwela, Ominini Brother Asako Walson
2020 Journal of library services and technology  
This is to ensure that libraries irrespective of ownership, gender and experience of the librarians, are encouraged and supported to implement the policy statements to a very high extent.  ...  The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviations for the research questions. The null hypotheses were tested using multiple regressionsand associated t-test.  ...  On some of the strategies used for achieving the objectives of the libraries, the librarians stated that they provide library resources (books, journals, ande-material,) by acquiring, processing and placing  ... 
doi:10.47524/jlst.v2i2.1 fatcat:7sua64meufapblyqi3hy7ussyy

Wartime Co-operative Acquisitions

Robert B. Downs
1949 Library quarterly  
Justification for the stand taken by these libraries was clear.  ...  Some objections were voiced to the Rus- sian insistence upon immediate cash pay- ment, because, in a number of instances, libraries had previously paid directly to their dealers for the publications ordered  ... 
doi:10.1086/617539 fatcat:vlzp7lh7rbcofdaovyausxu4vi

The Farmington Plan Survey: An Interim Report

Robert L. Talmadge
1958 College and Research Libraries  
One of these blanket orders is not, however, simply a carefully phrased set of instructions to a dealer which, once sent to him, is allowed to stand unchanged.  ...  The significant books were here-usually in multiple copies, since many libraries naturally would have acquired them.  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl_19_05_375 fatcat:6umbznmgara7vmgf7lzwg5geya

Studying the cost and value of library and information services: Applying functional cost analysis to the library in transition

Eileen G. Abels, Paul B. Kantor, Tefko Saracevic
1996 Journal of the American Society for Information Science  
The difficulty of assigning costs and values to library and information services and resources is magnified by the advent of a broad variety of computerized and electronic modes of library service.  ...  Library managers must respond to institutional demands for the justification of maintaining or supplementing resources and services.  ...  This project received major funding from the Council on Library Resources (CLR) through a grant to the Alexandria Project Laboratory at the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies (SCILS  ... 
doi:10.1002/(sici)1097-4571(199603)47:3<217::aid-asi6>3.0.co;2-0 fatcat:p76vd2v3grgd5nvunfrdkbj7am
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