The article reports on the assessment of the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) ebook purchasing model of the Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) in 2012 compared to that of the print books approval model. It notes that the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) recognized PDA-ebook acquisition as one of the 2012 Top Ten Trends in academic libraries. It cites key findings like the more active use of PDA ebooks than print books and the cost-effectiveness of PDA ebook acquisitions.
Computers in Libraries
Downey, Kay; Zhang, Yin; Urbano, Cristóbal; Klingler, Tom (2014). KSUL: An Evaluation of Patron-Driven Acquisitions for Ebooks. Computers in Libraries 34(1) 10-12-30-31. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/libpubs/214