[Videolib] issues in academic media collection development

Maureen Tripp (Maureen_Tripp@emerson.edu)
Thu, 23 Sep 2004 12:55:27 -0400

This is related to our recent discussion of collection development assessment . . . do other academic media centers allocate their budget among different departments--for example, are you asked to spend a certain amount on, say, requests from faculty from the visual and media department, a certain amount on faculty requests from communication, etc? Do you need to get department chairpersons to approve requests made by individual faculty? I'd be very interested in how you make your decisions.

I have been able to pretty much fill all requests up to this year, but now demand has outstripped our budget, and I am being asked to come up with a fair way of dividing our resources among the different academic departments.
Thanks for any ideas!