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The objectives and strategy of the Economic Recovery ProgrammeERP or Structural Adjustment Programme SAP in the West Africaneconomy are examined, focusing on the disastrous effects on librarymaterials acquisitions. The causes of foreign exchange scarcity andreasons for the poor performance of...
A ZBB exercise was carried out at Aston University Library in198485. Though no experience was available, the exercise proved usefulin analysing in detail all the library tasks and assigning costs toeach. Two other important factors were a clearly defined developmentpolicy, and acceptable...
The budgeting process in university libraries is assessed. Following consideration of the political context, approaches to costingof staff activities are discussed and other expenditure which has to begiven priority either in compiling estimates or in setting a budget areidentified. The various...
The past, present and future of budgeting and financial control inBritish public libraries are discussed, with particular reference to theproblem of expenditure cuts. The possibilities of zerobase budgetingand PPBS are considered.
The management of the budgeting process in UK polytechnic librariesis described, with particular reference to recent changes in theorganisation and governance of polytechnics and major colleges. Issuesaddressed include the funding process policy considerations indetermining library budgets the...
In times of frequent change, special libraries are facing constantfinancial scrutiny. To carry out budgeting effectively librarianstherefore need training in financial management and good accountingskills. With help from the accounts department the librarian shouldinvestigate cost analysis and...
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