Using "Choice" as a Mechanism for Allocating Book Funds in an Academic Library

Richard Hume Werking, Charles M. Getchell
1981 College and Research Libraries  
College and university libraries have long used a variety of criteria to allocate funds for book purchases . This article reiterates the need for a "literature-size" approach to book fund allocations and presents a case for using reviews from Choice magazine as a useful and hitherto ignored · means of determining literature size. Data from one calendar year (eleven issues) show the number and percentages of titles and the dollar amount and percentage represented by each subject category.
more » ... ct category. Suggestions for updating the information are offered.
doi:10.5860/crl_42_02_134 fatcat:iihnscr6pncx5nr4ootzcraaoy