How we up-ended collection development and acquisitions: In 2012 Bucknell University eliminated its approval plan and moved to a "single-stream" entirely patron-driven model for monographs, both print and electronic. During our presentation last year, we talked about the impact on acquisitions and the huge savings we immediately realized. Now that we've been PDA for two years, we are even more committed to this model! We will provide updated statistics and discuss the impact on technical services staffing and interlibrary loan. We'll also talk about the addition of an e-book DDA plan that is proving hugely successful.
We love it, and most importantly, our users love it.
Attendees will hear how we did it, why cloud services like OCLC WorldShare are essential, how it is working, and why we believe this is a very likely future for most libraries. We hope there will be lively discussion about what this means for the future of collection development and as well how one begins conversations like this with faculty and other stakeholders. Let’s debate why buying things "just in case" just cannot be justified anymore and more so, how this might actually help evolve rather than hurt scholarly publishing in the long term.