Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Nov: Evaluating Print Book & E-Book Patron-Driven Acquisitions (ALCTS)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting: 11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern
This webinar will describe two patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) models:
  • buying print books based on interlibrary loan borrowing requests and
  • the current e-book model working with an e-book aggregator or a library book vendor
The session will describe several approaches for evaluating the success and effectiveness of both models. Evaluation points include considerations such as subsequent circulation, appropriateness to the collection of purchased titles, subject analysis, cost analysis, and even a peek at the difference in future performance between user-selected and librarian-selected e-books.

Learning Outcomes

Learn several ways to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of PDA plans. Feel more confident about the effectiveness of PDA plans based on one library’s experience with a print PDA plan (from 2000 to the present) and an e-book PDA plan (from 2011 to the present).

Who Should Attend?

Librarians with responsibilities in reference, collection management, assessment, electronic resources, acquisitions, collection development
ParticipantFee ($USD)
ALCTS Member (individual)43
Nonmember (individual)59
International (individual)43
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.
Member group99
Nonmember group129
All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.
To register, complete the online registration form or or register by mail for the session you would like to attend.