In 2012, Kent State University Libraries implemented a pilot project
for a Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) ebook purchasing model
that used a combination of the acquisition services provided by the
primary book jobber (YBP) and the access services provided by an
ebook distributer (eBrary). Using the book jobber mediated DDA
model provided the library with selected discovery records that
closely matched specifications of the library’s print approval plan.
New discovery records were added to the catalog each week as new
DDA eligible ebooks became available. In this article the author
provides an overview of the pilot project with an emphasis on the
technical services aspects, implementation, and implications for a
sustainable acquisitions model.