Patron-driven acquisition: the experience of three university libraries

Reiners, Lys Ann and Walker, Di and Heppell, Charlotte and Farmer, Joanne and Adey, Helen and Berrington, Mike (2012) Patron-driven acquisition: the experience of three university libraries. SCONUL Focus (55). pp. 33-36. ISSN 1745-5782

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Abstract

Patron-driven acquisitions (PDA: sometimes known as demand-driven purchasing) is a supply model in which users select ebooks from their institution’s chosen supplier’s lists, which are usually integrated into the library catalogue. Users are provided with a free preview of the item, and are then allowed further ac-cess either on a request or on an automated basis, according to the supply model. Libraries can select from a range of purchase or rental models, and are also able to specify price limits. PDA has been piloted in a number of university libraries, and the experiences at Northampton, Nottingham Trent and Lincoln related in this article identify common themes and issues.

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Additional Information:Patron-driven acquisitions (PDA: sometimes known as demand-driven purchasing) is a supply model in which users select ebooks from their institution’s chosen supplier’s lists, which are usually integrated into the library catalogue. Users are provided with a free preview of the item, and are then allowed further ac-cess either on a request or on an automated basis, according to the supply model. Libraries can select from a range of purchase or rental models, and are also able to specify price limits. PDA has been piloted in a number of university libraries, and the experiences at Northampton, Nottingham Trent and Lincoln related in this article identify common themes and issues.
Keywords:patron-driven acquisition, libraries, library
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P121 Library studies
Divisions:Professional services > The Library
ID Code:6049
Deposited By: Di Walker
Deposited On:17 Aug 2012 07:49
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:12

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