From Acquisitions to Access: The Changing Nature of Library Budgeting
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The cost of building library collections continues to increase, forcing librarians to think differently about their budget models. Increasing costs of IT infrastructure needed to connect to information resources also adds to budget concerns. The idea of changing the emphasis of collections budgets to one of broader access is not new, but formally acknowledging the need to support local technology infrastructure and other means of access may offer a new way of promoting the collections budget to university administrators. We propose a budget model that acknowledges these broader requirements and includes concepts of surfacing and discovery, provision, creation, and acquisition.
Doralyn Rossmann & Kenning Arlitsch (2015) From Acquisitions to Access: The Changing Nature of Library Budgeting, Journal of Library Administration, 55:5, 394-404, DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2015.1047279