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Customer-based collection development : an overview
Bridges, Karl, 1964- , editor.
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Chicago : ALA Editions, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2014.
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vi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A collection of essays on patron-driven acquisitions (PDA), with special emphasis on e-books. Both positive and negative aspects are addressed.
E-books and patron driven acquisitions in academic libraries / Cristina Caminita -- A hard DDA's night : managing a consortial demand-driven acquisitions program for e-books / Sarah Hartman-Caverly, Amy McColl, Norm Medeiros, and Mike Persick -- Selectors' perceptions of e-book patron-driven acquisitions / Judith M. Nixon, Suzanne M. Ward, and Robert S. Freeman -- Flying in late : a pilot PDA on a microscopic budget / Jamie L. Conklin and Erik Sean Estep -- A case study for PDA on a shoestring budget : an evolving vision for collection development through three pilot projects / Naomi Ikeda Chow and Ryan James -- Technical services aspects of demand-driven ebook acquisitions / Kay Downey -- Brigham Young University's patron-driven acquisitions : does it stand the test of time? / Jared L. Howland, Rebecca Schroeder, and Tom Wright -- Patron-driven digital collection development in archives / Maura Valentino -- PDA in a multi-library setting : challenges, implementation, and outcomes / Jeanne Harrell, Carmelita Pickett, Simona Tabacaru, Jeannette Ho, Ana Ugaz, and Nancy Burford -- Seven reasons to be skeptical about patron-driven acquisitions : a summary / John Buschman -- Patron-driven vs. librarian-selected : three years of comparative e-book usage / Dracine Hodges.
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This traditional "tod down" approach to collection development definitely has its drawbacks; even after spending a good deal of time, energy, and resources, librarians are sometimes frustrated to find that their library's collection is not being used as they anticipated. Bur there'a another strategy that's gaining momentum. This book gathers together the best practitioners in the emerging field of customer-based=collection developmemt, whose goal is to find out what library users need and want and manage collections accordingly. Speaking from firsthand experience, professionals from a variety of academic and public libraries *Offer strategies for planning and implementing a customer-based collection program *Summarize its potential impact on a library's budget *Discuss cataloging implications, and other day-to-day operational issues *Present guidelines for evaluating and marketing Customer-based collection development is one way for libraries to navigate the rapid changes in what users expect of libraries, and this new anthology is an important guide to this approach.