UC Irvine Libraries
Funding Online Services From The Materials Budget
- Author(s): Poole, Jay Martin
- St. Clair, Gloriana
- et al.
During this transitional time of decreasing library budgets and an increasing requirement for online services, it behooves librarians to consider all the possible sources for funding these new and demanded services. The information provided by an online search satisfies legitimate educational and research needs and should be funded with monies from the print materials budget. As automated information services become more prevalent, it is essential that libraries find permanent funding to support this activity.