Online from: 1985
Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
|Title:||King of the hill|
|Author(s):||Norm Medeiros, (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA)|
|Citation:||Norm Medeiros, (2012) "King of the hill", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 28 Iss: 2, pp.64 - 66|
|Keywords:||Collections management, Demand-driven acquisitions, E-books, Electronic books, Patron-driven acquisitions, Short-term loans|
|DOI:||10.1108/10650751211236578 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This article seeks to highlight patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) of e-books.
Design/methodology/approach – The article discusses an important new book devoted to PDA. It also describes a PDA pilot in the author's library consortium, and discusses some of the early findings.
Findings – The article suggests that PDA has numerous benefits, but challenges longstanding practices and beliefs about traditional collection building. It also assumes that e-book access will become increasingly accepted by users.
Originality/value – The article provides theories about the effects of sustained PDA programs.
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