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KSL Experiments with Patron Driven Acquisitions
Kelvin Smith Library has initiated a Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA) pilot program. An allocation from the monograph funds has been ear-marked to experiment with a model of delivery that allows patrons to tell the library what they need and will actually use. CWRU patrons will have the opportunity to select items listed in the catalog that will initiate a purchase of that item (whether print and/or e-book). The Research Services Librarians have defined the books included in this pilot based on current collections profiles to represent areas across all disciplines. This initial pilot program will include 2012 print and online books from the following disciplines: economics, engineering, history, marketing, political science, and religious studies. Data will be collected on format of materials requested, subject areas selected, and user feedback. The pilot program will help to define the process and allocation for further implementation in the 2012-13 fiscal year, which will include more subject disciplines.
Posted by Brian Gray on April 10, 2012 10:56 AM