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Friday, May 17 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Assessing the Value of E-Books Purchased through Demand-Driven Acquisitions

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Libraries rely heavily on demand-driven acquisitions to purchase e-books that are of immediate value to their patrons. Library administrators, collection managers, and anyone involved in providing access to e-books should know how well their DDA program is meeting patron needs. This poster presents a brief analysis of four years of data on the USU Library’s DDA purchases, showing the insights that can be gathered on the quantity, cost, and use of DDA e-books across broad disciplinary categories. 

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Robert Heaton

Collection Management Librarian, Utah State University
Looking for answers: How will we keep paying for all this stuff? How are we going to archive all this digital stuff? How can we align author incentives, the publishing marketplace, and the future of the scholarly record? When will libraries benefit from well-designed free software... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
MAEC Hall 5
  • Topic Tags Collection Development, Programming/Services, Public Services, User Experience
  • Objective 1 The poster shows assessment methods that can lead to high-impact decisions on budget use and collection quality.
  • Objective 2 Suggests a worthwhile avenue for acquisitions at smaller libraries that have not implemented DDA.
  • Objective 3 Gives academic libraries data for comparing to their own DDA program.
  • Objective 4 Simplifies a complex technical-services topic for librarians in other roles.

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