University Libraries Publications

Title

Ebook ROI: A Longitudinal Study of Patron-Driven Acquisition Models

Publication Title

Computers in Libraries

Publication Date

6-2017

Document Type

Article

Keywords

electronic books, academic libraries, collection development in libraries, cost control, cost analysis, economic aspects

Disciplines

Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

The article presents a study which compares the economies of the straight patron-driven acquisition (PDA) business model and the PDA model that uses the short-term loan (STL) component. It mentions that PDA ebook purchasing model is being used by the Kent State University Libraries since January 2012. It states that the study help libraries gain a better understanding of how PDA works in different scenarios.


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