Patron-Driven Acquisition Optimization and Workflows at Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library

Crane, Erin; Snyder, Lori
October 2013
Christian Librarian;2013, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p75
In the spring of 2010, the Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library began a pilot patron-driven acquisition program with the e-book aggregator ebrary . In the fall of 2012, the program had been active for two years, and the librarians sought to optimize the program in the form of selecting more titles which are used. This paper describes the formula that the librarians used to achieve optimization in the PDA program. Also described is the worklow involved with acquisitions and cataloging before and after the purchases are made.


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