- Submitted by Jim Duncan, State Library
For those puzzling over patron-driven acquisition models, here’s one from an academic library pilot project, which discusses details for parameter setting and price caps.
“Library users can request a purchase through a record loaded in the library catalog. The library rush orders the book and notifies the patron when it arrives, usually within five business days. E-books became the obvious next choice for inclusion in the DDA program, but with two differences from print books. First, e-book records remain in the catalog indefinitely, while print DDA records must be purged after a year because they are likely to go out of print and become difficult to rush order. Second, library users have immediate access to the DDA e-books that they request.”
Read the full article at Library Connect