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Getting started with demand-driven acquisitions for e-books : a LITA Guide
Arndt, Theresa S., author.
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Chicago : ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.
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xiv, 99 pages ; 23 cm.
Although it is impossible for one guide to provide a comprehensive overview of all e-book management issues that libraries face, Arndt answers the questions that arose when her library system began investigating demand-driven acquisitions for e-books in 2012. In doing so, Arndt provides a list of many of the questions that a library should ask of itself, its vendors, and its users. As such, this is a practical starting point for any library looking at DDA.
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"Library and Information Technology Association"--Cover.
What is demand driven acquisition, and why do it? -- Local policy considerations and DDA management -- Optimizing user access with DDA -- Budgeting for DDA -- Cataloging aspects of DDA / by Kirk Doran -- Assessment of DDA -- Participating in DDA with a consortium -- Appendix A. DDA workflow using a library services provider and an e-book aggregator -- Appendix B. Common characteristics of successful DDA programs.
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Z692.E4 A76 2015 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Demand-driven acquisitions (DDA), also known as patron-driven acquisitions (PDA), turn the entire process of book selection and purchasing on its head by putting library users in charge. And it's not only this upside-down selection method that needs examination but also the new workflow processes that are involved. Book vendors and publishers haven't made things any easier for librarians and readers by providing/requiring technological and legal roadblocks to the process. For those librarians who have not jumped on the demand-driven access bandwagon, and even for those who have, this work by Arndt (associate director, library resources & administration, Dickinson Coll.) organizes the considerations that should be addressed. Deliberating relevant questions and backing up the answers with research, this title provides a framework for thinking through the concept and workflow of DDA. While comparable to David Swords' Patron-Driven Acquisitions and Judith M. Nixon's Patron-Driven Acquisitions, this work stands alone as a recent review of the thought and literature. VERDICT Essential reading for academic and public librarians.-Margaret Sylvia, St. Mary's Univ. Lib., San Antonio © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.