University Libraries Publications

Title

KSUL: An Evaluation of Patron-Driven Acquisitions for Ebooks

Publication Title

Computers in Libraries

Publication Date

2014

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Acquisitions, ebooks, PDA

Disciplines

Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science

Abstract

The article reports on the assessment of the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) ebook purchasing model of the Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) in 2012 compared to that of the print books approval model. It notes that the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) recognized PDA-ebook acquisition as one of the 2012 Top Ten Trends in academic libraries. It cites key findings like the more active use of PDA ebooks than print books and the cost-effectiveness of PDA ebook acquisitions.

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