E-Books: Acquisition Models: ebrary and YPB Library Services Team on New Acquisition Model
ebrary and long-time partner YBP Library Services, today announced the launch of an integrated Demand Driven Acquisition model that may be used in conjunction with Short Term Loans. The new program enables libraries to cost-effectively and efficiently provide patrons with access to vast amounts of information through their existing YBP workflow and only purchase e-books that are used.
Participating libraries may use YBP’s advanced profiling to automatically select appropriate ebrary content for their Demand Driven Acquisition program, with complete duplication control across all YBP services and consolidated invoicing from YBP. Custom MARC records are provided, and titles are tracked in YBP’s GOBI.
With Demand Driven Acquisition and Short Term Loans, libraries can significantly increase the research material they make available to patrons, without having to make corresponding increases to their budgets. Given the financial pressure institutions are under today, we believe this will become a core acquisition strategy for many libraries.
YBP and ebrary are currently testing integrated Demand Driven Acquisition and Short Term Loans with select libraries. The service will be extended to all YBP customers at the end of April 2011.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.