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NISO Two-Part Webinar: Understanding Critical Elements of E-books: Acquiring, Sharing, and Preserving

Part 1: Can I Access the World? Involving Users in E-book Acquisition and Sharing

May 16, 2012
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Part 2 of this webinar will be held on May 23: Part 2: Heritage Lost? Ensuring the Preservation of E-books

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  • About the Webinar
  • Agenda
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About the Webinar

What are the challenges of providing patron-driven acquisition (PDA) and sharing of digital library resources using e-books? Get both the librarian and the publisher perspective of their experience in implementing PDA.


Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Patron Driven Acquisitions: Essentials and Options
Robert Johnson, Clinical Services Librarian, University of Southern California Norris Medical Library

Patron Driven Acquisition is a new model for purchasing/licensing library content, but it isn't as unstructured as it sounds. Librarians have a number of choices to make in order to set up a successful Patron Driven system, including the definition of success. Some of these choices and the rationale behind them will be discussed.

Patron Driven Acquisitions: Lessons Learned and Still Learning
Beth Bernhardt, Electronic Resources Librarian and Christine Fischer, Head of Acquisitions, University of North Carolina Greensboro

UNCG launched a small patron driven acquisitions plan back in 2009. We worked with liaisons to set up profiles and the vendor to set up accounts. We will talk about how our different departments are involved in the process, the lessons we have learned, and our future plans.

Patron Driven Acquisition: A Publisher's Perspective
Lenny Allen, Director, Institutional Accounts, Oxford University Press

By now it has become clear that patron-driven acquisition (PDA), or demand-driven acquisition, has evolved into a fully viable acquisitions alternative in academic libraries. But most of the discussion to date has been centered around libraries, pilot results, and the aggregator models, with very little said about how PDA may affect the business of scholarly publishers. How are monographs currently acquired and sold and how would broad adoption of the PDA model impact these functions? How much focus should we be placing on metadata and Discoverability? These issues will be explored from the perspective of one university press though PDA will ultimately affect academic publishers of every scale.


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Registration closes on May 16, 2012 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 May 16, 2012. Cancellations made by May 9, 2012 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
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