Patron-Driven Acquisitions

Patron-Driven Acquisitions

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About 40 percent of the books academic libraries purchase in traditional ways never circulate and another 40 percent circulate fewer than three times. By contrast, patron-driven acquisition allows a library to borrow or buy books only when a patron needs them. In a typical workflow, the library imports bibliographic records into its catalogue at no cost. When a patron finds a patron-driven record in the course of research, a short-term loan can allow him to borrow the book, and the transaction charge to the library will be a small percentage of the list price. Typically, a library will automatically buy a book on a third or fourth use. The contributions in this volume, written by experts, describe the genesis and brief history of patron-driven acquisitions, its current status, and its promise.To support this reading role, we primarily use Kindles and Amazon ebook content . While the technology and choice of vendor do not readily lend themselves to a PDA approach, we feel we have moved the service in the direction of PDA asanbsp;...


Title:Patron-Driven Acquisitions
Author: David A. Swords
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2011-10-27
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