At a time of increasing cutbacks, libraries are under pressure to investigate alternative sources of funding. Compares American and British practice and strategies. Finds that US methods of raising funds are: government grants; endowment funds; donations from individuals, corporations and foundations; foundations/trusts specially established for public library projects; Friends of the Library groups; and special events and positive merchandising; while UK methods of raising funds are: sponsorship; grants; donations; Friends of the Public Library; and various joint ventures. Concludes that British libraries should take a good look at the American picture and learn some of its lessons.
Christine Potts, J. and Roper, V. (1995), "Sponsorship and fund‐raising in public libraries: American and British perceptions", New Library World, Vol. 96 No. 1, pp. 13-22. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074809510075470Download as .RIS
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