University Libraries Publications

Title

Technical Services Workflow for Book Jobber Mediated Demand Driven ebook Acquisitions

Publication Title

Technical Services Quarterly

Publication Date

2014

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/07317131.2014.844617

Keywords

technical services workflow, patron driven acquisitions, demand driven acquisitions, ebooks, electronic monographs, Kent State University Libraries

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

In 2012, Kent State University Libraries implemented a pilot project

for a Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) ebook purchasing model

that used a combination of the acquisition services provided by the

primary book jobber (YBP) and the access services provided by an

ebook distributer (eBrary). Using the book jobber mediated DDA

model provided the library with selected discovery records that

closely matched specifications of the library’s print approval plan.

New discovery records were added to the catalog each week as new

DDA eligible ebooks became available. In this article the author

provides an overview of the pilot project with an emphasis on the

technical services aspects, implementation, and implications for a

sustainable acquisitions model.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis