Re: video allotments

Wes Miller (
Thu, 10 Feb 2000 06:45:19 -0800 (PST)

>Does anyone divide their video budget according to broad subject areas,
>academic depts, or any other type of division? Or does everyone have just
>a single video budget? Any comments on what works best?

We've operated with one budget line for film/video purchases. It is not
allocated by department, however as departments tap into the fund for video
materials, we begin asking them to help defray the costs, either for large
purchases (many tapes) or expensive tapes. This helps the budget go
farther. Since the collection is one for academic use, most of the
maerials purchased are at specific request from a faculty member. Having
their department share the cost helps us insure that the program will be

Academic departments pay all costs for renting programs, although they are
booked through our office.


T. Weston Miller
Director, Media Resources Center
Earlham College
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

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