A two-phase method for university library acquisitions allocation

  • G. Geldenhuys
  • H. C. De Kock
  • E. Botha
  • L. Hattingh


A two-phase method for the allocation of funds for library materials to the various faculties and departments of a university is proposed. It consists of a first phase in which goal programming is used to allocate funds to the faculties, followed by a second phase in which a proportional formula is used for the allocation of funds to departments in the faculties. Sensitivity analyses of both phases are also discussed.
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