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Give ‘em What They Want: A One-year Study of Unmediated Patron-Driven Acquisition of E-Books
College & Research Libraries
  • Karen S Fischer, University of Iowa
  • Michael Wright, University of Iowa
  • Kathleen Clatanoff, YBP Library Services
  • Hope Barton, University of Iowa
  • Edward Shreeves, University of Iowa
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
9-1-2012
Abstract

In September 2009 the University of Iowa Libraries embarked on an experiment with patron driven acquisition (PDA) of e-books with ebrary and YBP. An e-book-only PDA plan was initiated, entirely unmediated and with instantaneous access to the content. MARC records were loaded for each title, determined by our YBP approval profile and other limitations, for a total of 12,000 PDA records. Usage, cost, subject, and publisher data were analyzed for 850 purchased PDA e-books and thousands of other ebrary subscription titles. Results indicate that PDA can be a useful and effective tool for meeting user needs and building the local collection, but the role of PDA in the library’s collection management program presents challenges as well as opportunities.

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Published Article/Book Citation

College & Research Libraries, 73:5 (2012) pp. 469-492.

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© 2012 Karen S Fischer, Michael Wright, Kathleen Clatanoff, Hope Barton and Edward Shreeves
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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0
Citation Information
Karen S Fischer, Michael Wright, Kathleen Clatanoff, Hope Barton, et al.. "Give ‘em What They Want: A One-year Study of Unmediated Patron-Driven Acquisition of E-Books" College & Research Libraries Vol. 73 Iss. 5 (2012) p. 469 - 492 ISSN: 0010-0870
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/edward_shreeves/18/