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Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions

Book Description

Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions examines recent research in demand-driven acquisitions in an effort to develop an evaluation framework specific to demand-driven programs. The chapters in this volume focus on the criteria and methods that are used to evaluate the results of demand-driven programs in research. Case studies and pilot programs from all types of libraries—including interlibrary loan to purchase programs, catalog integrated strategies, and evidence-based collection development—help illuminate the current best practices and benchmarks for demand-driven evaluation.

This book helps librarians and practitioners evaluate their existing demand-driven programs and make adjustments that could decrease costs or expand existing strategies. It is also suitable for librarians with new or emerging demand-driven programs to use as a framework for developing ongoing assessment programs or evaluating pilot programs.

  • Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of demand driven acquisitions research
  • Separates research findings by evaluation criteria for ease of use
  • Serves as a reference for diverse libraries, including academic, public, and corporate libraries
  • Synthesizes the most current research on this increasingly popular library strategy

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Biography
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I: Introduction to Demand-Driven Assessment
    1. Chapter 1. A Climate of Demand
      1. Abstract
      2. 1.1 The Emergence of Demand-Driven Acquisitions
      3. 1.2 Libraries and Publishers
      4. 1.3 Going Forward
    2. Chapter 2. Demand-Driven Acquisitions: All the Basic Options
      1. Abstract
      2. 2.1 How Does DDA Stack Up to Other Strategies?
      3. 2.2 Figuring Out the Program
  10. Part II: Discussion of the Research
    1. Chapter 3. Assessing for Cost
      1. Abstract
      2. 3.1 Cap Prices, Short-Term Loans, and Triggers
      3. 3.2 Cost Per Use and Expenditure Per Volume
      4. 3.3 Questions for Assessing Collections Based on Cost
    2. Chapter 4. Assessing for Collection Diversity
      1. Abstract
      2. 4.1 Supporting a Diverse Learning Environment
      3. 4.2 Supporting Diverse Content
      4. 4.3 Questions for Assessing Collections Based on Diversity
    3. Chapter 5. Assessing for Collection Standards
      1. Abstract
      2. 5.1 Measures of Collection Quality
      3. 5.2 Factors Influencing Collection Quality
      4. 5.3 Questions for Assessing Collections Based on Quality
    4. Chapter 6. Assessing for Usage
      1. Abstract
      2. 6.1 Questions for Assessing Collections Based on Usage
    5. Chapter 7. Assessing for Workflow and Preservation
      1. Abstract
      2. 7.1 Questions for Assessing Workflow and Preservation
  11. Part III: Special Considerations for Different Types of Libraries
    1. Chapter 8. Academic Libraries
      1. Abstract
      2. 8.1 Are Ebooks Appropriate for Scholarly Use?
      3. 8.2 Shifting Paradigms in Selection
      4. 8.3 Extending DDA Programs in Academic Libraries
      5. 8.4 Case Study: Teachers College, Columbia University
    2. Chapter 9. Public Libraries
      1. Abstract
      2. 9.1 The Careful Balance of Patron Selection
      3. 9.2 Ebooks in the Public Library
      4. 9.3 Case Study: Chicago Public Library
    3. Chapter 10. Other Types of Libraries
      1. Abstract
      2. 10.1 Specialized Libraries
      3. 10.2 Consortia
      4. 10.3 School Libraries
  12. Part IV: Conclusion
    1. Part IV. Conclusion
  13. References
  14. Index