This book is both a reference source and a guide for current and future librarians. In addition to chapters highlighting e-book, print, and article-level UDA plans, the book will also include considerations for budgeting, interlibrary loan, consortia UDA, ongoing management and assessment strategies, and stimulating future trends. Of special interest are project management cycles detailing each phase and steps of implementing UDA plans, and relevant case studies involving librarians and vendors who have established UDA plans in libraries of various types and sizes.
This book provides a practical methodology for setting up use-driven acquisitions plans to acquire access to print and e-books for users in academic and special libraries. Every chapter covers important collection development and budgeting objectives of the library, and proposes methods to assess cost and usage of the content received to determine effectiveness and potential modifications to UDA plans.
Practical features that can be used in day-to-day operations include:
- Project management lifecycle with phases and steps for successful implementation
- Sample reports and executive summaries for administrators
- Marketing and branding strategies
- Step-by-step checklists
- Assessment tools and examples
- Multiple case studies of various types of libraries, including budgets and current UDA policies
- Evaluative survey questions
- Interview transcripts
- Glossary of terms and acronym explanations