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Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions by Laura Costello

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Chapter 4

Assessing for Collection Diversity

Abstract

Demand driven acquisitions (DDA) programs are controlled by the user population, so they have a large role to play in supporting diversity. Public libraries have always focused on serving diverse populations, but the push towards inclusivity in higher education means that this is essential for academic libraries as well. DDA allows libraries, even on limited budgets, to provide access to a wider range of materials at different learning levels, in more languages, and many formats. This chapter will examine the research around creating collections with DDA that serve a diverse range of users and encompass diverse formats. The research will provide examples of libraries that have increased their ...

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