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Collection Development Guidelines, Reg Erhardt Library, SAIT: 6.0 Collection Acquisition Budgeting

Collection Acquisition Budgeting

Capital budget figures are determined holistically and, year to year, incorporate all or some of the following factors:

  • SAIT full-load equivalent
  • Circulation statistics
  • Previous year’s allotments
  • Previous year’s expenditures
  • Liaison input 
  • Average cost/item by program

Operating budgets for electronic resources also incorporate the above factors and any funding changes are determined annually by the Library Manager and Learner Services management.

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