Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) of e-books: New life for the library catalog?

Urbano, Cristóbal and Zhang, Yin Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) of e-books: New life for the library catalog?, 2014 [Preprint]

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This paper highlights an overview of the conceptual approach to e-resource discoverability in academic libraries with a focus on research on the assessment of library catalog performance in the Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) model for e-book collection development. Although the published literature stresses the key role of the library catalog in the PDA model for e-book acquisitions, the findings in this paper show that, until now, there has been a lack of research on users’ e-resources searching behavior and PDA. As a conclusion, the authors think that in such a large universe of digital information on the Web, a new branded local catalog could be the way to visualize a more “tangible” experience between users and e-book collections.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA), e-books, library catalogs
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BI. User interfaces, usability.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CA. Use studies.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HM. OPACs.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HO. e-books.
I. Information treatment for information services > IA. Cataloging, bibliographic control.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JA. Acquisitions.
Depositing user: Cristóbal Urbano
Date deposited: 27 Jan 2014 15:28
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:30


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