Since the change in our pricing structure and the enterprise agreement, overall revenues from ALA funds have increased by 104%; The division`s sales increased by 180%. The total cost of the ALA has increased by 101%; division`s expenses increased by 184%. ALA`s overheads increased by 76%. “In keeping with the preamble to the American Library Association`s policy towards its departments, the CRLA Board of Directors recommends that fees be collected for departments for new services only after discussion and mutual agreement between ALA and its departments. The nature of the basic assistance ALA provides to divisions is defined in the enterprise agreement. These costs are considered general ALA surcharges. We call them “indirect costs” because they are for most common services. While the amounts costed by these services are explicitly taken into account only in the so-called ALA indirect costs study, these are very real expenses, paid for by the ALA Global Fund, and they have a very real impact on the ALA`s total finances. Everett Dirksen once said to Congress, “A billion here — a billion there — very soon, you`re talking about real money.” In 1982, the ALA Council adopted an enterprise agreement between ALA and the divisions.
The ALA team has developed a review of this agreement. The presidents of the division are undoubtedly invited to take a stand during their term of office – and probably to respond to them. 10 10 OPERATING AGREEMENT GESTION PRACTICES – Interpretations of the enterprise agreement that guide the implementation of the agreement. Offers flexibility when new initiatives are proposed or when services are developed. – Planners acknowledged that the enterprise agreement provides additional support to small departments to support the diversity of needs and services within the ALA and membership, and that smaller divisions do not have a sufficient membership base. Small Division Support The Academic License Agreement (ALA) is the ideal licensing tool for colleges and universities. With a short and simple contract and simple annual payment calculations, this agreement perfectly meets the evolving requirements of universities in terms of licensing, implementation and maintenance of their software investments. This program not only reduces the cost of owning software, but also helps you spend less time entering software and more time on your business training.
It is also implied, if not explicit, in the enterprise agreement that ALA`s cash flows cover the division`s cash flows. If a z.B. division charges a customer for a publication, the money is immediately credited to the Division, although the customer may take several months to pay ALA. On the other hand, the money that the divisions earn also helps the total cash flow of the ALA. Most of the costs of the department`s basic services are billed to the general fund. The agreement stipulated that it should be reviewed after five years. As a result, at the 1985 Midwinter meeting, COPES asked the heads of the ALA Program Department to review this issue and make proposals. For several reasons, the process took a long time. Growth and technological change have had an impact on the concept of basic services and have tarnished the question of what the ALA should make available free of charge to activities. With respect to the financial position of the ALA, ALA`s management has increased in complexity and recognize that the overall financial situation includes divisional funds that have been assembled, although separate division funds are accounted for.
Identification with disagreements among members has increased, but ALA lawyers have stated that there can be no legally binding agreement between their parties, but only a number of policies that impose a moral obligation. Indeed, this exploitation agreement has only such moral force, but its provisions have been properly respected since 1981. In San Francisco, members will have the opportunity to discuss and propose the relationship between the ALA and the Division, which should be included in a strategic document that represents this relationship.