Library and Information Science


Presented at ALCTS Preconference: "Patron-Driven Acquisitions in Academic Libraries: Maximizing Technology to Minimize Risk."

More libraries are utilizing patron driven acquisition (PDA) and vendors are offering creative business models to complement traditional purchasing approaches, posing new opportunities/challenges for acquisitions. This pre-conference, led by experienced professionals, will guide attendees through the different models, expose them to real life programs at libraries of varying sizes, offer strategies for the set-up and on-going management, as well as point out common technical services issues.