*Collections Budget (excluding
Hershey and Dickinson)
*Just over $15 million
*Collection Development Council
*We will steward our collections
*We will work to determine suitable
funding models and resources to
augment our collections
*We will partner with our colleagues in
the CIC and around the nation to
develop and support a digital library
*Reexamine our historical funding
*Analyze disciplinary needs at Penn
*Investigate and track overall user
satisfaction with library collections
*Review and analyze collections
expenditures by disciplinary area and by
*Monitor usage of print and electronic
*Less money, greater expectations
*Annual recycling of portion of budget
*Continuing stress on Commonwealth budget
leading to less money for the State Resource
*Continued price increased by our vendors
*Purchasing duplicate copies at various
*Document delivery and binding costs
*Redefining approval plans
*Integration of all campus libraries
*E-Slips approval plan
*Budget allocation process
*Let’s assume the collections budget in your
institution will be reduced by 20% next
fiscal year (budget reduction + projected
*Assuming there will not always be a consensus
on the approaches to adopt, how do you
address resistance to change?
*How would you and your library plan for such a
reduction in terms of communication within
and outside the library?
*What strategies would you propose?
*What role does your institution’s strategic
plan play in such a process?
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