When patrons call the shots: patron‐driven acquisition at Brigham Young University
Article publication date: 13 January 2012
This paper seeks to provide evidence that patron‐driven acquisition is a successful collection development tool.
The study used cost, usage, and cost per use as measurements to compare patron‐driven acquired print and electronic books with traditionally acquired print and electronic books to determine the success of five different patron‐driven methods.
The study found that usage is much higher and the cost and cost per use is lower for patron‐driven acquisition methods than for traditional collection development methods.
Collection development and acquisitions librarians can benefit from this research comparing traditional collection development methods with multiple patron‐driven acquisitions methods to better manage their resources.
Schroeder, R. (2012), "When patrons call the shots: patron‐driven acquisition at Brigham Young University", Collection Building, Vol. 31 No. 1, pp. 11-14. https://doi.org/10.1108/01604951211199128
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