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Friday, November 7 • 5:45pm - 6:30pm
PDA - What Is Being Selected?

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Patron driven acquisition (PDA) is one of the recent top trends in academic libraries. Central Michigan University, one of the 100 largest US universities, began an unmediated, patron driven acquisition program for e–books in June 2011. The purpose of this poster session is to analyze those titles that were selected over a 3-year period. Analysis will include the number of books purchased, expenditures, selection by subject area and the average cost per book. Criteria used for setting up the plan will be discussed. In addition, a comparison with data available from other universities who have published their findings; and, recommendations for enhancing the plan in the future will be discussed. Attendees will be encouraged to share their experience with patron driven selection. Librarians who are considering setting up a PDA plan can learn from our experience and those who work at academic libraries who already have PDA in place can compare their results and fine-tune their plans.


Robin Sabo

Reference Librarian/Subject Librarian Health Professions, Central Michigan University

Friday November 7, 2014 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Cypress Grand Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401