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Library Catalog Log Analysis in E-book Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA): A Case Study
College & Research Libraries (2015)
  • Cristóbal Urbano
  • Yin Zhang, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Kay Downey, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Thomas Klingler, Kent State University - Kent Campus
Abstract
Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) is a new model used for e-book acquisition by academic libraries. A key component of this model is to make records of e-books available in a library catalog and let actual patron usage decide whether or not an item is purchased. However, there has been a lack of research examining the role of the library catalog as a tool for e-book discovery and use in PDA. This paper presents a case study of using PDA for e-book acquisition in an academic library, with a focus on the role of the library catalog in this purchasing model. The implications and challenges are also discussed.
Keywords
  • Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA),
  • Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA),
  • eBooks,
  • Academic libraries,
  • Library catalogs,
  • Collection management
Publication Date
May 1, 2015
Citation Information
Cristóbal Urbano, Yin Zhang, Kay Downey and Thomas Klingler. "Library Catalog Log Analysis in E-book Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA): A Case Study" College & Research Libraries Vol. 76 Iss. 4 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cristobal_urbano/2/