May 22, 2022

NISO Launches New Initiative to Develop Recommended Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs

From a NISO Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) voting members have approved a new project to develop recommended practices for the Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs. Many libraries have embraced DDA (also referred to as patron-driven acquisition) to present many more titles to their patrons for potential use and purchase than would ever […]

PDA: “Research Foresees Demand-Driven Book Acquisition Replacing Librarians’ Discretion”

From Steve Kolowich at Inside Higher Ed: University presses publish plenty of books that are read only by academics. They also publish plenty of books that are read by no one. Inventory research has suggested that as much as half of a library’s holdings never circulate. “We are very good at figuring out what kinds […]

Academic Libraries: 45% of ebrary Customers Diversify E-book Acquisition Models for the Highest Return on Investment

From an ebrary Announcement: ebrary today announced that 45% of its customers are diversifying acquisition models to provide their researchers with a breadth and depth of high-quality, relevant e-books. Many customers subscribe to Academic Complete as an affordable base collection with unlimited access and continued growth and expand the collection with other models including patron […]

eBooks: “Individual Title Requests in PDA Collections: A Small University Library’s Experience”

Title Individual Title Requests in PDA Collections: A Small University Library’s Experience Author Debbi Dinkins Head of Technical Services Stetson University Source College and Research Libraries News May 2011 (Vol. 75 No. 3) From the Article In recent years, librarians have wrestled with e-book PDA programs. It seems as if most academic libraries have either […]

NetLibrary Integration Complete: eBooks and Audiobooks Now Accessible on EBSCOhost Platform

From an EBSCO News Release: EBSCO Publishing’s (EBSCO)  collection of more than 300,000 eBook and audiobook titles (formerly from NetLibrary) are now integrated on EBSCOhost. EBSCOhost now provides content via new acquisition models including expanded ownership plans to serve the unique needs of libraries and their patrons. New models such as short-term leases, subscription models […]

New Conference Paper: "Unbundling the Big Deal with Patron Driven Acquisition of e-Journals"

This paper will be presented at the World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly on August 17, 2011. Title: “Unbundling the Big Deal with Patron Driven Acquisition of e-Journals” (9 Pages; PDF) Authors: Maureen Weicher and Tian Xiao Zhang (St. John’s University Library, Queens, NY, USA) Abstract: Many academic libraries subscribed […]