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Dissertation Information for Nancy Sanders

NAME:
- Nancy Sanders

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- Indiana University (USA) (1982)

ADVISORS:
- David Kaser

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Neal K. Kaske
- Bernard M. Fry
- Herbert S. White
- Robert H. Shaffer

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: SOME FACTORS FOR PREDICTING CHANGES IN LIBRARY SUPPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY DURING PERIODS OF ECONOMIC DECLINE

Abstract: Problems faced by university libraries during periods of declining enrollments and increasing costs are different from those of teaching departments, in that libraries have relatively large, often little understood budgets which may be attractive targets for university decision-makers searching for means to reduce or limit the growth of institutional expenditures. The underlying assumption of this study was that university libraries providing programs that, in the view of university decision-makers, are effective, could insure for the library a stable or increasing portion of the university's Educational and General budget, even during periods of economic difficulty for the institution.

The hypotheses, based on a four-part model, state that during periods of decreasing enrollment, larger university libraries which give primary emphasis to collection development will fare better in the competition for university budgetary support than other libraries of similar size which emphasize defined services to users; while smaller libraries which emphasize such services to students and faculty will fare better than their counterparts which emphasize collection development. In periods of increasing enrollment, it was hypothesized that no relationship would occur between the choice of a library's program emphasis and its level of university support, regardless of library size. The model was tested employing a variety of statistical techniques, principally multiple regression analysis of data from the Higher Education General Information Survey and chi-square analysis of responses to a questionnaire sent to forty-four university library directors.

The findings did not support the hypotheses. Three possible conclusions were posed, the most likely being that the model was incorrect and no relationship exists between type of program emphasis and level of university support as moderated by size and institutional enrollment change.

MPACT Scores for Nancy Sanders

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calculated 2008-01-31 06:07:25

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ADVISEES:
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COMMITTEESHIPS:
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