Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions Book

Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions


  • Author : Laura Costello
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 0081009461

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Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions Excerpt :

Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions examines recent research in demand-driven acquisitions in an effort to develop an evaluation framework specific to demand-driven programs. The chapters in this volume focus on the criteria and methods that are used to evaluate the results of demand-driven programs in research. Case studies and pilot programs from all types of libraries-including interlibrary loan to purchase programs, catalog integrated strategies, and evidence-based collection development-help illuminate the current best practices and benchmarks for demand-driven evaluation. This book helps librarians and practitioners evaluate their existing demand-driven programs and make adjustments that could decrease costs or expand existing strategies. It is also suitable for librarians with new or emerging demand-driven programs to use as a framework for developing ongoing assessment programs or evaluating pilot programs. Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of demand driven acquisitions research Separates research findings by evaluation criteria for ease of use Serves as a reference for diverse libraries, including academic, public, and corporate libraries Synthesizes the most current research on this increasingly popular library strategy

Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions Book

Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions


  • Author : Laura Costello
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081010488

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Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions Excerpt :

Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions examines recent research in demand-driven acquisitions in an effort to develop an evaluation framework specific to demand-driven programs. The chapters in this volume focus on the criteria and methods that are used to evaluate the results of demand-driven programs in research. Case studies and pilot programs from all types of libraries—including interlibrary loan to purchase programs, catalog integrated strategies, and evidence-based collection development—help illuminate the current best practices and benchmarks for demand-driven evaluation. This book helps librarians and practitioners evaluate their existing demand-driven programs and make adjustments that could decrease costs or expand existing strategies. It is also suitable for librarians with new or emerging demand-driven programs to use as a framework for developing ongoing assessment programs or evaluating pilot programs. Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of demand driven acquisitions research Separates research findings by evaluation criteria for ease of use Serves as a reference for diverse libraries, including academic, public, and corporate libraries Synthesizes the most current research on this increasingly popular library strategy

Patron driven Acquisitions Book

Patron driven Acquisitions


  • Author : Judith M. Nixon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN 10 : 0415618703

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Patron driven Acquisitions Excerpt :

For over a decade, some academic libraries have been purchasing, rather than borrowing, recently published books requested by their patrons through interlibrary loan. These books had one circulation guaranteed and so appealed to librarians who were concerned about the large percentage of books selected and purchased by librarians but never checked out by their patrons. Early assessments of the projects indicated that patrons selected quality books that in many cases were cross disciplinary and covered emerging areas of scholarly interest. However, now we have a significant database of the ILL purchase records to compare these titles with books selected through normal methods. The projects described in this book present a powerful argument for involving patrons in the book selection process. This book looks at patron-driven acquisitions for printed books at Purdue University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Illinois, as well as exploring new programs that allow patrons to select e-books or participate in other innovative ways in building the library collections. This book was published as a special issue of Collection Management.

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  • Author : Sue Polanka
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838910542

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No Shelf Required Excerpt :

Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers. Providing forward-thinking ideas while remaining grounded in practical information that can be implemented in all kinds of libraries, the topics explored include an introduction to e-books and their different types, an overview of their history and development, e-book technology, why e-books are good for learning, and how librarians can market them to a wide range of users.--[backcover]

Roll with the Times  or the Times Roll Over You Book

Roll with the Times or the Times Roll Over You


  • Author : Beth R. Bernhardt
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941269114

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Roll with the Times or the Times Roll Over You Excerpt :

Over one hundred presentations from the 36th annual Charleston Library Conference (held November 1-5, 2016) are included in this annual proceedings volume. Major themes of the meeting included data visualization, streaming video, analysis and assessment, demand-driven acquisition, and open access publishing. While the Charleston meeting remains a core one for acquisitions librarians in dialog with publishers and vendors, the breadth of coverage of this volume reflects the fact that this conference is now one of the major venues for leaders in the publishing and library communities to shape strategy and prepare for the future. Almost 2,000 delegates attended the 2016 meeting, ranging from the staff of small public library systems to the CEOs of major corporations. This fully indexed, copyedited volume provides a rich source for the latest evidence-based research and lessons from practice in a range of information science fields. Contributors comprise leaders in the library, publishing, and vendor communities.

Implementing and Assessing Use Driven Acquisitions Book

Implementing and Assessing Use Driven Acquisitions


  • Author : Steven Carrico
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442262775

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Implementing and Assessing Use Driven Acquisitions Excerpt :

Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions provides a practical methodology for setting up a use-driven acquisitions plan (UDA) to acquire access to print and e-books for users in academic and special libraries. Each chapter offers specific steps and check-lists libraries can use to develop worthwhile and comprehensive use-driven acquisition plans (also known as demand-driven acquisitions) that fit into the collection development and budgeting objectives of the library. The book proposes methods to assess cost and usage of the content received to determine effectiveness and potential modifications to UDA plans.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Book

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management


  • Author : Peggy Johnson
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-01-16
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838916896

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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Excerpt :

As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

Getting Started with Demand Driven Acquisitions for E books  A LITA Guide Book

Getting Started with Demand Driven Acquisitions for E books A LITA Guide


  • Author : Theresa S. Arndt
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838913147

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Getting Started with Demand Driven Acquisitions for E books A LITA Guide Excerpt :

Thousands of e-books are published each year; and rather than holding steady, e-book prices are rising—some 3.5% this year alone. With so many titles out there, how do you know which ones will actually circulate? Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) may be the answer for your library, and getting started needn’t be daunting. This LITA Guide includes more than 200 criteria questions to help you develop a DDA e-book program that’s right for your library, offering perspective on Why DDA is worth considering, and how it increases instant access to more e-books for library users while holding down overall library book purchasing cost increasesPrioritizing goals to better negotiate with vendorsWorkflow with library services providers and e-book aggregatorsManaging trade-offs between staff time and direct costsFactors in policy decisions, such as single or multiple vendors, short term loans, and mediating purchasesUsing MARC records and discovery servicesVendor reporting, cost per use, processing costs, and other metrics for assessmentIncorporating DDA titles into your catalogFocusing on the unique requirements and processes of e-book acquisition, this guide will help ensure that your library’s e-book collection is both vibrant and cost-effective.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management  Fourth Edition Book

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition


  • Author : Peggy Johnson
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2018-07-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition Excerpt :

Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services Book

Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services


  • Author : Michelle Flinchbaugh
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612495798

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Transforming Acquisitions and Collection Services Excerpt :

This book explores ways in which libraries can reach new levels of service, quality, and efficiency while minimizing cost by collaborating in acquisitions. In consortial acquisitions, a number of libraries work together, usually in an existing library consortia, to leverage size to support acquisitions in each individual library. In cross-functional acquisitions, acquisitions collaborates to support other library functions. For the library acquisitions manager, technical services manager, or the library director, awareness of different options for effective consortial and cross-functional acquisitions allows for the optimization of staff and resources to reach goals. This work presents those options in the form of case studies as well as useful analysis of the benefits and challenges of each. By supporting each other’s acquisitions services in a consortium, libraries leverage size to get better prices, and share systems and expertise to maximize resources while minimizing costs. Within libraries, the acquisitions function can be combined with other library functions in a unit with more than one purpose, or acquisitions can develop a close working relationship with another unit to support their work. This book surveys practice at different libraries and at different library consortia, and presents a detailed description and analysis of a variety of practices for how acquisitions units support each other within a consortium, and how they work with other library units, specifically collection management, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and the digital repository, in the form of case studies. A final section of the book covers fundamentals of collaboration.

Getting Started with Demand Driven Acquisitions for E books Book

Getting Started with Demand Driven Acquisitions for E books


  • Author : Theresa Arndt
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838913239

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Getting Started with Demand Driven Acquisitions for E books Excerpt :

Focusing on the unique requirements and processes of e-book acquisition, this guide will help ensure that your library’s e-book collection is both vibrant and cost-effective.

The Evaluation of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Book

The Evaluation of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities


  • Author : Andrea Bonaccorsi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319685540

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The Evaluation of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities Excerpt :

This book examines very important issues in research evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities. It is based on recent experiences carried out in Italy (2011-2015) in the fields of research assessment, peer review, journal classification, and construction of indicators, and presents a systematic review of theoretical issues influencing the evaluation of Social Sciences and Humanities. Several chapters analyse original data made available through research assessment exercises. Other chapters are the result of dedicated and independent research carried out in 2014-2015 aimed at addressing some of the debated and open issues, for example in the evaluation of books, the use of Library Catalog Analysis or Google Scholar, the definition of research quality criteria on internationalization, as well as opening the way to innovative indicators. The book is therefore a timely and important contribution to the international debate.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences Book

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences


  • Author : John D. McDonald
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-15
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 6106
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000031546

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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences Excerpt :

The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.

The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services  2nd Edition Book

The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services 2nd Edition


  • Author : Joseph R. Matthews
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2017-10-27
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440855375

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The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services 2nd Edition Excerpt :

This guide provides library directors, managers, and administrators in all types of libraries with complete and up-to-date instructions on how to evaluate library services in order to improve them. • Helps librarians to thoroughly examine their libraries' services toward making improvements • Enables librarians to answer with authority the question "what difference do we make?" • Explains the most effective ways of conducting library measurement and evaluation, covering qualitative and quantitative tools, data analysis, and specific methodologies for measuring and assessing specific services • Offers a highly readable and clear treatment of a topic of paramount importance, but that librarians often find difficult

Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries Book

Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries


  • Author : Karen C. Kohn
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-06-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442250659

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Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries Excerpt :

Librarians have long used data to describe their collections. Traditional measures have simply been inputs and outputs: volumes acquired, processed, owned, or circulated. With the growth since the 1990s of cultures of assessment, librarians have sought statistics that are evaluative rather than simply descriptive. More recently, exponentially increasing journal prices and an economic recession have intensified the need to make careful purchasing decisions and to justify these to administrators. A methodical evaluation of a library collection can help librarians understand and meet user needs and can help communicate to administrators that the library is a good use of the institution’s money. Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians equips collections managers to select and implement a method or several methods of evaluating their library collections. It includes sections on four tools for evaluation: • Comparison to peer institutions • Core lists • Usage statistics from circulation and ILL • Citation analysis Chapters on each of these approaches present the advantages and disadvantages of each method, instructions on data collection and analysis—with screenshots—and suggested action steps after completing the analysis. With a unique combination of step-by-step instructions and discussions of the purpose and role of data, this book provides an unusually thorough guide to collection evaluation. It will be indispensable for collection development librarians and anyone looking to strengthen the culture of assessment within the library.