A goal programming model for the budget allocation of academic library

Ming-Jiu Hwang, Yun Hua Chen*

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Abstract

University libraries often allocate acquisition budgets by instructional units through a formula method. Formula method may keep the library from allocating appropriate budgetary resource in adding new book collections needed in every academic field. Consequently, the library collection would suffer. This study was proposed using Linear Goal Programming method to deal with the budget allocation of university libraries. It established an ideal, practical, flexible, and fair budget allocation model using goal programming of two dimensions. This model can be used to reduce the dispute about the budget among instructional units and implement the policy of collection development. Furthermore, the development of the interactive platform of collection budget allocation can be applied in the decision making of the budget allocation of university libraries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-181
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Educational Media and Library Science
Volume46
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Collection development
  • Linear goal programming
  • Model for budget allocation of library

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