This book, first published in 1983, stresses the need for libraries to weed out expenditures which do not contribute to their basic role - the collection and organization of information - when planning where and when to spend money. It illustrates how priorities and goals must change in accordance with changes in libraries’ roles in the information world.
Table of Contents
1. Financial Planning: Introductory Thoughts Murray S. Martin Part 1. General Financial Principles 2. Issues in the Financial Management of Research Libraries Duane E. Webster 3. Financial Planning Needs of Publicly-Supported Academic Libraries in the 1980s: Politics as Usual Edward R. Johnson 4. Planning and Finance: A Strategic Level Model of the University Library Jerome Yavarkovsky 5. Academic Library Decision Support Systems Michael Bommer and Ronald Chorba 6. Returning to the Unified Theory of Budgeting: An Umbrella Concept for Public Libraries Harold R. Jenkins Part 2. Issues in Specific Budget Categories 7. Salary Planning Paul M. Gherman 8. Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing: New Approaches Noelene P. Martin 9. Financial Planning for Collection Management Frederick C. Lynden 10. Budgeting for and Controlling the Cost of Other in Library Expenditures: The Distant Relative in the Budgetary Process Sherman Hayes