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NISO Webinar: Patrons, ILL, and Acquisitions

March 9, 2011
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar

Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) is emerging as a new library collection development model and challenging existing business and service models for vendors and publishers. PDA is moving beyond individual projects and becoming yet another model to build and maintain library collections. What guidelines and standards will be required to support PDA?

Speakers in this webinar will:

  • Present an overview of the introduction and evolution of PDA.
  • Describe the kinds of PDA -- both print and electronic -- that have developed (e.g., ILL requests and loading records into an OPAC based on library-defined parameters, including approval plans), and whether best practices are in place yet.
  • Describe the mechanics of workflow (vendor systems, ILS and ILL systems, publisher data), and discuss whether existing standards support PDA, or if there are standards that need to be developed.
  • Discuss the long-term effects on budgets (which can be spent very quickly), collection development (will the print or electronic book collection remain relevant?), interlibrary loan (will ILL borrowing decrease significantly if items are purchased rather than borrowed?), and publishing models. 
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The following speakers will be joining us for this event. These speakers will be sharing about their own experience with PDA, providing case studies of use.

  • Patron-Driven Acquisitions
    Peter Spitzform, Collection Development Librarian, University of Vermont
    Focus: Print PDA

    Peter will provide with an overview of patron-driven acquisitions, including a discussion of why the trend toward PDA is increasing so wildly now, and a bit of a history of library circulation studies (usage studies have invariably shown that roughly 40% of books on academic library shelves have never circulated over many years, which represents a lot of money sitting idle).  He will then talk about the Order on Demand project that the University of Vermont has been conducting for several years, and will report on what they have found so far. Peter will finish by describing the recently initiated electronic PDA program, which will be reviewed next summer to determine its efficacy.
  • Two Patron Driven Acquisitions Case Studies :
    Local to Consortium - Print to E - Pilots to Programs - Experiment and Grow the Process

    Lynn Wiley, Head of Acquisitions, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Focus: Print Consortial PDA

    Lynn will continue the topic but will be presenting on a consortial PDA project for buying print books to serve the CARLI member libraries clientele in Illinois. This project builds on the success of resource sharing across the CARLI  I-Share members and was accomplished to demonstrate proof of concept to help pave the way a just in time purchase model for large consortiums. Lynn then provides a detailed  look at a local eBook PDA pilot project at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.
  • Patron Driven Acquisitions at Duke University Libraries: A Case Study
    Nancy Gibbs, Head, Acquisitions Department, Duke University
    Focus: E-books PDA


If paying by credit card, register online.

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Registration closes on March 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Eastern.

Registration Costs

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  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $119.00 (US and Canada)
    • $144.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on March 9, 2011. Cancellations made by March 2, 2011 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.