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Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions

A Practical Guide for Librarians

Steven Carrico; Michelle Leonard and Erin Gallagher - Contributions by Trey Shelton

This enlightening new book in the Practical Guides for Librarians series presents the practicalities of developing, implementing, and evaluating use-driven acquisition (UDA) in academic and special libraries, from the multi-dimensional perspectives of collections, acquisitions, and e-resources. Now that UDA is a proven method of collection management being utilized by an array of libraries around the globe, the need for a straightforward, uncomplicated guidebook is more essential than ever.

This book is both a reference source and a guide for current and future librarians. In addition to chapters highlighting e-book, print, and article-level UDA plans, the book will also include considerations for budgeting, interlibrary loan, consortia UDA, ongoing management and assessment strategies, and stimulating future trends. Of special interest are project management cycles detailing each phase and steps of implementing UDA plans, and relevant case studies involving librarians and vendors who have established UDA plans in libraries of various types and sizes.

This book provides a practical methodology for setting up use-driven acquisitions plans to acquire access to print and e-books for users in academic and special libraries. Every chapter covers important collection development and budgeting objectives of the library, and proposes methods to assess cost and usage of the content received to determine effectiveness and potential modifications to UDA plans.

Practical features that can be used in day-to-day operations include:
• Project management lifecycle with phases and steps for successful implementation
• Sample reports and executive summaries for administrators
• Marketing and branding strategies
• Step-by-step checklists
• Assessment tools and examples
• Multiple case studies of various types of libraries, including budgets and current UDA policies
• Evaluative survey questions
• Interview transcripts
• Glossary of terms and acronym explanations
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 176Size: 8 3/4 x 11 3/8
978-1-4422-6275-1 • Hardback • March 2016 • $99.00 • (£65.00) - Currently out of stock. Copies will arrive soon.
978-1-4422-6276-8 • Paperback • February 2016 • $65.00 • (£44.95)
978-1-4422-6277-5 • eBook • February 2016 • $61.00 • (£42.95)
Steven Carrico is the Chair of the Acquisitions Department, University of Florida Smathers Libraries, with an avid interest in collection development, library budgeting, e-books, and patron-driven acquisitions plans. With multiple publications to his credit on a variety of topics, Steven has presented at the American Library Association, Association of College & Research Libraries, and Charleston library conferences.

Michelle Leonard is a tenured associate university librarian in the Marston Science Library, University of Florida. In 2006, Michelle developed the original UF Libraries Books on Demand project through Interlibrary loan and subsequently course reserves. Since 2009, Michelle has conducted research on collection metrics and presented her research at several national and international conferences.

Erin Gallagher is the E-Resources and Serials Librarian at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Prior to this, Erin spent three and a half years as a Collections Consultant with Ingram Coutts, a leader in academic library services. While with Ingram Coutts, Erin collaborated closely with academic libraries in the United States and Canada to develop and manage their PDA programs, and partnered with the Florida State University System to launch their 11-institution consortium PDA in 2013. Erin has published and presented on PDA projects at conferences such as Charleston and the American Association of Law Libraries Annual.
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Library Case Studies and Vendor Spotlights

Part I: Developing Use-Driven Acquisition Plans
Chapter 1. Use-Driven Acquisition Project Management
Chapter 2. Collections and Budget Strategies
Chapter 3. Working with Vendors and Content Providers

Part II: E-Book UDA Plans
Chapter 4. Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA)
Chapter 5. Evidence-Based Acquisitions (EBA)
Chapter 6. Shared and Consortial Plans

Part III: Targeting Libraries and Collections
Chapter 7. Patron-Driven Acquisition of Print Materials
by Trey Shelton
Chapter 8. Interlibrary Loan – Purchase on Demand (PoD)
Chapter 9. Streaming Video
by Trey Shelton
Chapter 10. PDA in Public and Special Libraries

Part IV: Evaluation and Emerging Strategies
Chapter 11. Assessment of UDA Plans
Chapter 12. Future Directions

Appendix 1. UDA Library Survey
Appendix 2. PDA Public Library Survey
About the Authors and Contributor
Whether or not your library is currently using a UDA model or looking to implement one, librarians will find this excellent work a worthy and necessary guide that can be read sequentially or can be used as a reference for edification on specific aspects of UDAs.... Medical and health sciences librarians must determine their own parameters for their implementation and growth of UDA models. This work serves as a practical guide that will help at all steps along the way.
Journal of the Medical Library Association

Unlike other recently published books, which focus solely on individual use-driven acquisition (UDA) models, Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions is a complete handbook for evaluating, implementing, and assessing all UDA models currently being used in academic and public libraries. . . .As someone who simultaneously implemented e-book DDA, streaming EBA, and print PoD, while reporting to a progressive library dean and associate dean, I found the authors’ predictions on the future directions of UDA enlightened—perhaps because I agree with them. As user expectations change along with the landscape of higher education, libraries need to reevaluate the repository paradigm and traditional collection/budget stewardship model. UDA will definitely be one component of the successful library of the future. I highly recommend Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions as an excellent guide to applying UDA locally.
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions: A Practical Guide for Librarians, from the series Practical Guides for Librarians, is a detailed survey of available purchasing models for usedriven acquisitions (UDA). . . .They provide a clear overview of the options offered by publishers and other providers with a detailed explanation of each model described. . . .This title offers a practical approach to considering the suitability of UDA as a means of providing collections resources to patrons without an initial outright purchase, which gives flexibility in selection that includes the user in the process. It would be a valuable resource to libraries considering broadening their purchasing options and would provide graduate students in library and information science programs a current perspective of acquisitions and publishing.
Technical Services Quarterly

Though the chapters are relatively short, the information is comprehensive and easy to navigate. The layout makes it easy to select the chapters needed based on the particular project. . . .This Guide would be of use to anyone working with or considering a use-driven acquisition plan. Highly recommended.
Journal of Academic Librarianship