October 20, 2021

Research Article: “Analysis of Print Purchase on Demand Titles Ordered via Interlibrary Loan: A Collection Development Perspective”

Note: The full text version of the research article linked to below (published in Collection Management) is currently available at no charge from Taylor and Francis.

Title

Analysis of Print Purchase on Demand Titles Ordered via Interlibrary Loan: A Collection Development Perspective

Authors

Carol Kochan
Utah St. University

Jennifer Duncana
Utah St. University

Source

Collection Management
Volume 41, Issue 2, 2016

Abstract

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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