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Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions by Laura Costello

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Part IV. Conclusion

Assessing demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) program workflows is important, but one of the things that it demonstrates is that no acquisitions strategy exists in a vacuum. Libraries are complex institutions and collection building has the potential to impact all teams within the library and our entire community. This is why it is important to understand the way new workflows like DDA impact collection building and experiment within the system to optimize DDA for each individual library. Many libraries struggle to get DDA programs off the ground because of budget, staffing, or buy-in from the community. There is also resistance to these programs because of fears that patrons will not make good decisions for the collection or ...

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