Allocation policy?

Susan Albrecht (
Thu, 05 Feb 1998 09:28:44 -0500 (EST)

Greetings, all. The Media Center director here at Wabash has asked that I send out
a query about budget allocations for video purchases. It is directed, especially,
to those of you who make acquisition decisions for college & university
media collections.

We are a small liberal arts school with a fairly tight budget. For us, I find that,
while our theatre & English dept. profs make the largest NUMBER of requests, their
selections are frequently in the $20 to $30 range. Requests from a philosophy,
biology, or education prof are fewer in number, but each video may cost $150 to
$200. Our concern is, of course, equity. How do you decide on allocations for each
department or division? Do you have a set policy? If you do, would you be willing
to share it?

We welcome any input! Thanks!


Susan Albrecht
Library Acquisitions/Media Center Asst.
Wabash College Lilly Library
Crawfordsville, IN
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