Give the People What They Want: Patron Driven Acquisition

Deborah Lenares
Clapp Library – Wellesley College
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The convergence of ebook availability, new business models and the economic crisis has speeded library adoption of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA). Publishers Communication Group has surveyed academic librarians in the U.S. to understand how they select a PDA program, how library purchasing is changing, and what features are particularly important to them. Survey results will be reported on and discussed by a librarian with experience adminstering PDA in academic and corporate libraries.