The purpose of this study is to evaluate the pre and post success of patron-driven acquisition (PDA) streaming video projects using financial analysis, thus comparing PDA as a collection building tool against other legacy purchasing practices.
This is primarily a quantitative study based on deductive data derived; however, it does include qualitative findings. Hence, it is a mixed study.
The study approaches this topic from the viewpoint that ongoing evaluations of PDA projects, based on savings and benefits derived, can be practically conducted and are useful for CD decision-making by purchasing agents in academic libraries.
Caution should be used when generalizing this study due to its specificity of its library’s collection development (CD) needs and methodology. The study is not intended to be original research, but it builds upon other case studies in this area.
In addition to improving CD strategies, libraries could use this study to develop a financial valuation methodology, which can help guide purchasing practices.
This study has implications to all library stakeholders.
Few studies have compared and analyzed streaming video PDA programs using financial analysis in a practical manner to aid library acquisitions.
Falloon, K.A. (2020), "Evaluating PDA using financial analysis for streaming videos: a case study at a US academic library", Collection and Curation, Vol. 39 No. 2, pp. 47-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/CC-03-2019-0008
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