Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Library income other than recurrent grants (ADFA 21/5/99)

Updated 9 July, 1999 
  Q1. Do you receive a share of the Research Infrastructure Block Grant automatically, or do you have to bid for money on a project by project basis? If you do receive an automatic share how is it calculated, e.g.fixed percentage? Q2. Do you receive a share of student fees from full fee paying students? How is this calculated? Is there a differentiation between local and international student fees in the way this is calculated?  Do you receive any share of research grants which are non-ARC grants as a matter of course? If so, how is this calculated?  Does your University earn income from providing services to other organisations, centres, etc. which are not part of the University but to whom you are expected to provide library service? If so, do you get a share of the income and how is this calculate Do you offer services to alumni, and if so how are you compensated for this?
ADFA We do not currently receive any automatic distribution, but have been reasonably successful in getting funding for one-off projects. We have been promised an unspecified share, but it has proved to be too difficult for the Administration to deliver on at this stage. We live in hope.  No, we do not. We have a number of "lodgers" on campus only one of which pays money to the University and we do not get a share of this at present.  No we do not, although we have been pressured to do so
Bond As Bond is funded entirely differently I don't think it is worthwhile responding to this as the answers will not correspond to what the public sector does. If you would like a response please let me know. Otherwise I'll leave it.        
Charles Sturt  Not identified as such. The university would say that our budget allocation contained elements from many sources of which RIBG is but one. There is a formula which says that we receive 9% of Australian fees. In practice it is less and becomes part of out total budget from the beginning of the year. No. Many, many affilated organisations are offered library service as part of the affiliation - without payment!! Quite a few have no or small library resources with shich to reciprocate. We are just fortunate that not many clients take up the offer. Prote Not special services. They may enrol as community borrowers. There are occasional requests from our alumni office for a special deal - so far resisted.
Curtin No, we do not receive any automatic distribution. Yes, based on a historical portion of what was received by a previous Division we belonged to, and not based on $ per EFTSU. The Uni is currently reviewing fees and expects the outcome to be a formula allocation for all areas. No Occasionally, after negotiation with department or school providingservices and at a negotiated fee for service cost. Yes, compensated by individual Alumni paying a percentage of the"Special & Community Borrowers" fee.
Deakin 25% of the RIB Grant 7% of overseas full fee paying on campus student, off-campus, and Australian student full fees; 3.1% of twinning fees. No. However, the Library can bid for funds from the pool held by the central Research Services office. A % of profit from such schemes goes into the VC's Shared Benefits Fund. The Library gets 7% of the pool in that Fund. We also get gees directly relating to the provision of Library services, where appropriate. Yes. Alumni members get a discount rate for joining the Library as personal borrowers.
Flinders Yes automatically.The method used to calculate this remains a mystery. Yes we do receive a share,but again the method of calculation is not known. No. No we receive no share. No we do not.
Griffith We do not receive an automatic share of RIBG funds. The Division of Information Services receives 10.9% of full fee paying imcome, both domestic and international. The Library's share of this is in proportion to the whole budget ie. Just under 50%. We do not receive a share of non ARC grants as a matter of course. The University has an arrangement with the Queensland Institute of Business and Technology which is housed on one of our campuses. The Library provides services to QIBT students. I am currently negotiating with Administration for a share of the income t Alumni are avle to use services at reduced cost when compared to members of the public.
James Cook  No income from this source, by allocation or by bid. The Division of which the Library is a part receives a fixed percentage 5% of this income. The Library obtains a share on the basis of project bids. No, we do not. Yes and no, we don't get a share. We provide services to alumni as discounted community borrowers (fee $50 pa).
La Trobe  We used to receive 8%, since 1996 it has been a fixed amount of $50,000 or roughly 2%. I am very interested in the responses of others to this question. We receive 8.4% of the total revenue - both overseas and local full-fee paying. No. Sometimes we get an allocation. They pay a fee.
Macquarie No, we seek and frequently obtain funding for one-off projects. We receive a quantum from the full fee paying students which has varied between $150,000 and $180,000 each year. The figure does not relate to the amount of money collected from students. No, we do not. Yes, in some instances, a fee has been calculated. The most obvious instance at Macquarie is library services provided for students of the Sydney Institute of Business and Technology. The fee is calculated according to the Certificate or Diploma awarded Individual, alumni can join the Library as associate borrowers. They are liable to pay an annual fee of $50. They can also become life members of the Macquarie University Library Friends Foundation, paying a fee of $250.00. This entitles them to borrow
Melbourne We received $500,000 for 3 years 96,97,98. This was not continued to 99. We do not receive a specific share from full fee paying. This is offset by supplementation to salaries increases awarded through increased university revenue.  No, we do not We do not receive funding from this source at the moment We do not offer services to Alumni.
Monash From this year, our share is automatically allocated to the Library. In previous years, we had to make out a case annually. Monash does not differentiate between DETYA and fee income. They are all included in a pool, and distributed. The Library does not get a guaranteed share of any income, and every year we have to argue our case for an allocation. From this year, we've trie No. We charge these organisations a fee - the amount of which is usually negotiated. We have a policy of charging all "non Monash users"under our External Borrower's Scheme. Alumni are also charged a fee, but at a concessional rate (about half the normal External Borrower's charge).
Northern Territory  We receive no share automatically, and have only had limited success in bidding for grants for one-off projects. No, we receive no specific share. No. We have no "lodgers" at present, although some are being mooted so we are trying to get in on the ground floor and get some funding for the provision of library services. No - alumni are encouraged to join the Library as community borrowers for a fee.
Swinburne No. Up to 1998 we received a small grant through the Board Research for resources (electronic) Yes. A set amount for staffing of $95,000 from the International Office Staffing for other feepaying courses comes through the recurrent fund allocation, although it is not tied to changes in student numbers. From both International Office and the Gradu No. No. Yes. Through an arrangeemnt developed with the Alumni Office and advertised through that office - charge for library membership is $55 per year for use of the library and borrowing. Additional charges apply for other services.
Uni of New England Research Infrastructure Block Grants are rolled in with other income received by the University. Central Services (which includes the Library) gets a proportion of this total. Therefore, the Library does not receive an identifiable share of this grant. A percentage of these fees are retained for infrastructure support and these too are rolled in with other income and allocated as a total grant. As described in Q's 1 and 2. UNE has some "lodgers" but does not receive specific income to cover the cost of providing library service. We allow community members, including alumni, to become "special borrowers". Alumni are charged less than others.
Victoria University of Technology We bid for money on an annual basis and have been successful in getting some funds each year for library materials and document delivery purposes Yes for on-shore full paying students. An amount, based on costs, is set as a flag fall which is then reviewed and distributed annually on an EFTSU basis to the administrative and academic services areas, including the Library. The Library is not funded No. No. Yes. We provide alumni with external member benefits free of charge. We are not reimbursed for this. At this stage it is not a major workload.
Western Sydney - Macarthur Ditto as for ADFA We receive 5% of all International student fees. We are trying to get this increased to 7% Ditto as for ADFA UWSM has begun a program of EICs for this type of activity. Earned Income Centres do just that ie earn income mainly from short courses and consulting work. The Library receives 2.5% of the gross intake from EICs and ITS also receives 2.5. We negotiate Alumni can register to become members of the Library. At this stage we receive no compensation for this at all.
Wollongong We do not currently receive any distribution, we have received $35,000 over the last three years from Educational Strategies funds  We receive 2.5% of fees that come from student groups who come into the University for periods of approx. 12 weeks - 12 months.  No, we do not receive any share of Research grants ARC or otherwise.  We provide fee for service information literacy classes to the University Entrance students. $40 per hour. We also provide classes for the Library Practice Students at the same rate. &40 per student registration under the UNISON scheme.  Yes. Up until this year they had free borrowing privileges. They now pay $40 to register as a borrower unless they are a member of the executive
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