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OCLC Systems & Services

ISSN: 1065-075X

Online from: 1985

Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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King of the hill

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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
Article type:Viewpoint
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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