PDA: Ingram Will Manage Chicago Public Library’s Patron Driven Acquisition Pilot For Print Books
The Chicago Public Library received a $300,000 grant from the Illinois State Library to conduct the PDA pilot over two years.
The library selected Ingram to manage the innovative program.
To launch the PDA pilot, Ingram created hand-tailored lists for adult fiction, non-fiction, and youth titles, and the bibliographic records for these books were added to the library’s online catalog. When an item is requested by a patron, a purchase is triggered, a report is generated for the library, and the library places an order with Ingram.
At the conclusion of the project, Chicago Public Library will own approximately 13,000 new reading and informational materials.
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UPDATE October 16 “Chicago Public Library gives patrons more say in book purchases” (via Chicago Sun-Times)
Some 5,250 titles have been added since the end of September as books available for the library to buy. Titles include: “The Everything Soapmaking Book,” “Jane Austen, Game Theorist,” “The Handbook of Bird Photography,” and “Mind Mapping For Dummies.” To date, lenders have ordered about 100 of those new titles.
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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.