Monday, June 1, 2015

Demand Driven Acquisition Pilot now closed

The UFV Library conducted a pilot project from September 2014 to April 2015 to borrow and purchase electronic books using "Demand Driven Acquisition" (DDA). The e-books were provided by EBL, a leader in e-book publishing and acquisition.  The pilot project is currently on hiatus following the expenditure of our budget.  All purchased titles are listed in the library catalogue and available for use.  However, the large file of unpurchased titles have been withdrawn, while the library reviews options for a 2015/16 DDA plan.

What is DDA?
DDA is a method of purchasing items with a known demand or interest.  When a borrower views an e-book for over 5 minutes, a short-term loan (STL)  is triggered.  On the third STL,  a purchase is triggered.

More details can be found on our Electronic Books Collection Libguide.

Posted by Patti Wilson
June 1, 2015

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