Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions for E-books: A LITA Guide

Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions for E-books: A LITA Guide

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Thousands of e-books are published each year; and rather than holding steady, e-book prices are risinga€”some 3.5% this year alone. With so many titles out there, how do you know which ones will actually circulate? Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) may be the answer for your library, and getting started needna€™t be daunting. This LITA Guide includes more than 200 criteria questions to help you develop a DDA e-book program thata€™s right for your library, offering perspective on Why DDA is worth considering, and how it increases instant access to more e-books for library users while holding down overall library book purchasing cost increasesPrioritizing goals to better negotiate with vendorsWorkflow with library services providers and e-book aggregatorsManaging trade-offs between staff time and direct costsFactors in policy decisions, such as single or multiple vendors, short term loans, and mediating purchasesUsing MARC records and discovery servicesVendor reporting, cost per use, processing costs, and other metrics for assessmentIncorporating DDA titles into your catalogFocusing on the unique requirements and processes of e-book acquisition, this guide will help ensure that your librarya€™s e-book collection is both vibrant and cost-effective.than using a profile, they chose a more discriminating approach, by selecting each title individually for inclusion in their DDA discovery pool. They did ... Including all subject areas allowed us to see which subjects our users would actually use via DDA, without the ... In addition, any titles in the YBP Gobi system that are eligible for DDA may be selected manually, even if they are not in our selection profile.

Title:Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions for E-books: A LITA Guide
Author:Theresa S. Arndt
Publisher:American Library Association - 2015-03-05


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