Funding for the Future : Binghamton University’s Collections Resource Allocation Process Ed Shephard , [email_address] Elizabeth Brown , [email_address] Erin Rushton , [email_address] June 14, 2007 - 3 p.m.
Review alternative methods of assessing the Libraries’ subject collection allocations budget and recommend a preferred method.
Identify a collections allocation budget process that
assesses the current funding structure and recommends appropriate changes
addresses anomalies and inequities without reducing current support levels
ensures support for new research and teaching interests
recommends base budget funding for newly created schools or departments
provides the flexibility to respond to changing opportunities and needs
includes alternative methods for provision of resources not in the Libraries' collections
includes a procedure for ongoing review of the allocations.
Consult widely with the BU community.
Committee Membership Faculty Senate Library Committee Peter Gerhardstein, Chair (Psychology) Carrol Coates (Romance Languages) Gerald Kadish (History) Jennifer Gordon (Education) Michael Lewis (Computer Science) Corinne Bertram (Human Development) Sarah Maximiek (Libraries) Library Ed Shephard, Chair Kate Bouman Beth Brown Erin Rushton Randall Miles
provides a means for ensuring support for new research and teaching interests, with particular attention to interdisciplinary activities
As new research and curricular programs form on campus, work with faculty to assess the need for separate funding lines, either temporary or permanent, that are not met by the existing budget structure
includes recommendations for ensuring that additional base budget funding will be allocated to the Libraries for all newly created schools or departments within the University
Additions to the Libraries’ budget should accompany the proposed establishment of all new schools, departments and degree-granting programs
The level of support should be determined by academic faculty and the Libraries working in consultation
provides the flexibility to allow the Libraries to respond to changing opportunities and needs as they arise
Establish budget mechanisms that will provide funding sources for extraordinary and unanticipated needs
includes alternative methods for provision of important resources which do not form part of the Libraries' collection (e.g., university IT infrastructure, open access, consortia, government supported resources)
Establish a task force of library and academic faculty to inventory and evaluate the information resources provided on campus outside the Libraries