Patron-driven Acquisitions

Patron-driven Acquisitions

History and Best Practices

eBook - 2011
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"About 40 percent of the books academic libraries purchase in traditional ways never circulate and another 40 percent circulate fewer than three times. By contrast, patron-driven acquisition allows a library to borrow or buy books only when a patron needs them. In a typical workflow, the library imports bibliographic records into its catalogue at no cost. When a patron finds a patron-driven record in the course of research, a short-term loan can allow him to borrow the book, and the transaction charge to the library will be a small percentage of the list price. Typically, a library will automatically buy a book on a third or fourth use. The contributions in this volume, written by experts, describe the genesis and brief history of patron-driven acquisitions, its current status, and its promise"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Saur, Ă2011
ISBN: 9783112190951
3112190955
9783110253030
3110253038
3110253011
9783110253016
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (vi, 205 pages) : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Swords, David A.

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