Research Article: “Analysis of Print Purchase on Demand Titles Ordered via Interlibrary Loan: A Collection Development Perspective”
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Analysis of Print Purchase on Demand Titles Ordered via Interlibrary Loan: A Collection Development Perspective
Utah St. University
Utah St. University
Volume 41, Issue 2, 2016
This article examines data from five years of titles ordered as part of an academic research library’s purchase on demand program (POD-ILL) for print titles originally requested through interlibrary loan. The study evaluates a variety of factors: patron departments, campus location, and status; the subject areas of the books acquired; cost; and publishers. Assessment of POD-ILL data may assist a collection management librarian to determine the value of having patrons contribute to collection development decisions. In addition, subject librarians can use the data to evaluate approval and demand-driven acquisition profiles.
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