This book, first published in 1989, discusses the maintenance of a quality collection within a budget while still making necessary cuts and savings. As the purchasing power of the materials budget declines, effectively managing the allocation of the materials budget and the development of the collections becomes more and more of a challenge. In The Acquisitions Budget, practicing acquisitions librarians - representing almost all types and sizes of libraries - address their daily problems and share innovative and effective methods for dealing with a shrinking budget. These authoritative contributors, who have many years of practical problems solving experience, also offer useful tips on how to influence administrators, faculty, students - anyone who has even partial control over allocating the budget.
1. Introduction Bill Katz 2. Acquisitions Budgets: Planning and Control for Success Robert C. Miller 3. Managing the Reduced Purchasing Power of the Acquisitions Budget Sharon Bonk and Heather Miller 4. Forecasting Expenditures for Library Materials: Approaches and Techniques Kathryn Hammell Carpenter 5. Managing the College Library's Acquisitions Budget Mickey Moskowitz and Joanne Schmidt 6. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Budget Judith F. Niles 7. Coping With a Decreasing Book Budget Ian Edward 8. Stretching and Re-stretching the Materials Budget: Trying to Do More With Less Noreen S. Alldredge 9. The Implications for Acquisitions of Stagnant Budgets Murray S. Martin 10. A Maintenance Budget: Living Within Your Means Twyla Mueller Racz, Walter Hogan and Mary Meernik 11. Establishing, Monitoring, and Spending the College and University Acquisitions Budget Mildred McGinnis and Mary Faust 12. Administering the Allocated Acquisitions Budget: Achieving a Balanced Matrix David C. Genaway 13. The Research Library Materials Budget: Management of a Shrinking Resource Stella Bentley 14. Money, Manure, Squeaky Wheels, A Paucity of Grease, and Possibly Grit! Henry M. Yaple 15. Bread Not Butter: Funding Online Searching in Hard Times Gloriana St. Clai and Jay Martin Poole 16. Caught in the Squeeze: Limited Reference Budgets and CD-ROM Products in the State-Assisted University Setting Rebecca Sturm 17. Elasticity and Journal Pricing Mark Bebensee, Bruce Strauch and Katina Strauch 18. Cancelling Periodicals in the Context of an Unallocated Budget Dora Biblarz 19. Preservation Decision-Making Basics: A University Library Collection Developer's Perspective Anthony W. Ferguson