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ERIC Number: EJ1061470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Library Catalog Log Analysis in E-Book Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA): A Case Study
Urbano, Cristóbal; Zhang, Yin; Downey, Kay; Klingler, Thomas
College & Research Libraries, v76 n4 p412-426 May 2015
Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) is a new model used for e-book acquisition by academic libraries. A key component of this model is to make records of ebooks available in a library catalog and let actual patron usage decide whether or not an item is purchased. However, there has been a lack of research examining the role of the library catalog as a tool for e-book discovery and use in PDA. This paper presents a case study of using PDA for e-book acquisition in an academic library, with a focus on the role of the library catalog in this purchasing model. The implications and challenges are also discussed.
Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. e-mail: acrl@ala.org; Web site: http://crl.acrl.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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