ERIC Number: EJ1123556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Demand Driven Acquisition of E-Books in a Small Online Academic Library: Growing Pains and Assessing Gains
Longley, Dana H.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v10 n3-4 p320-331 2016
How does a smaller, fully online academic library offer a wide and deep collection of academic level e-books to its distance learners in a sustainable and affordable way? The State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College Online Library, with a staff of four, has used demand-driven e-book acquisitions since September 2013. Despite widespread publisher price increases, this DDA program continues to deliver quality content to users. This presentation will explore the e-book demand-driven acquisition (DDA) model in the context of that implementation. This will include in-depth analysis of usage data and costs, as well as impacts on course development, budget and inter-library loan.
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Library Materials, Library Services, Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Distance Education, Models, Use Studies, Costs, Curriculum Development, Budgets, State Universities, Adult Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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