Re: Library Funding via University Research Dollars? Sarah McCleskey 15 Jan 2009 19:41 UTC

There's a really interesting article about return on investment for library funding in terms of research dollars in Liber Quarterly for Dec 2008.  Available here:

Sarah E. McCleskey
Head of Access Services
Acting Director, Film and Media Library
112 Axinn Library
123 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
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516-463-4309 (f)

>>> Karen Tschanz <KTSCHANZ@MAIL.MCG.EDU> 1/15/2009 2:03 PM >>>
Hi, Erin:

This also interests us. Please post a summary of replies to the list. Thanks. kst

Karen S. Tschanz,  M.L.S., M.B.A., M.S.O.D.
Asst. Prof./Chair, Content Management
Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D., Library, AB-241
Medical College of Georgia
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Augusta, GA 30912
Phone: (706) 721-9912
Fax: (706) 721-6006

>>> "Finnerty, Erin" <finnerty@ADM.NJIT.EDU> 01/15/2009 11:01 AM >>>
Hello all,
I was wondering how many of your libraries receive a portion of your school's research dollars for purchase or continuation of resources.  If you do have such an arrangement, how does it work? Does a dedicated percentage of the university research dollars go to the library each year?  When/how did this policy get started?  Has it been changed in recent years? Pros/Cons?

If there are any public documents posted on your policy, please feel free to point me there.  You can also respond off-list to<>.

Erin Finnerty
E-Resources/Serials Librarian
New Jersey Institute of Technology
323 MLK Blvd. / Newark, NJ 07102
Ph(973) 596-3205 Fax(973) 643-5601<>