New Article: “The Evolution of an E-Book Demand-Driven Acquisition Programme at Swinburne University of Technology
The following article appears in the new issue of Insights published by UKSG.
The Evolution of an E-Book Demand-Driven Acquisition Programme at Swinburne University of Technology
In 2006 Swinburne University of Technology became the first library in the world to launch a large-scale implementation of a demand-driven acquisition (DDA) programme for e-books. At that time, the 34,000 e-books made available through the EBL DDA programme accounted for almost all the e-books available from the Library. In the intervening years the demand-driven collection has grown to almost 300,000 e-books but these now form only a component of a much larger collection of 765,000 e-books in total, acquired through a range of acquisition models.
When changes in publisher charging models caused a large increase in short-term loan-based DDA expenditure from late 2014, the library took action during 2015 to put the DDA programme on a sustainable footing. Further changes were introduced in 2016 when Swinburne became one of the launch customers for a new DDA model developed for ProQuest’s Ebook Central platform called Access-to-Own (ATO). This paper describes the evolution of DDA at Swinburne and the early experiences of using the new ATO model.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.