Title

Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Cost-Effective Strategies in Uncertain Economic Times

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-28-2015

College/Unit

WVU Libraries

Abstract

In an era of increasing budget constraints and decreasing circulation, the West Virginia University Health Sciences Library began to seek more cost-effective options to meet our patrons’ needs for instant access in 2012. With state-mandated budget cuts, we could no longer purchase books they might want “just in case,” nor could we add a subscription to every journal that specialists requested. Therefore, we have implemented a variety of patron-driven acquisition (PDA) methods over the past couple of years.

Comments

This article is based on a poster presentation at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Medical Library Association.

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