Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions of E-Books

Arndt, Theresa S. Getting Started with Demand-Driven Acquisitions of E-Books. ALA TechSource, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1314-7

This guide from the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) introduces the concept of demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) in relation to e-books and offers 200 criteria questions to help you develop a DDA e-book program that’s right for your library.

Table of Contents
1 What Is Demand-Driven Acquisition, and Why Do It? 
2 Local Policy Considerations and DDA Management 
3 Optimizing User Access with DDA
4 Budgeting for DDA
5 Cataloging Aspects of DDA—by Kirk Doran 
6 A ssessment of DDA
7 Participating in DDA with a Consortium 

A: Example of a DDA Workflow Using a Library Services Provider and an E-Book Aggregator
B: Common Characteristics of Successful DDA Programs