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Patron-Driven Acquisition Optimization At Liberty University, Erin Crane, Lori Snyder Apr 2013

Patron-Driven Acquisition Optimization At Liberty University, Erin Crane, Lori Snyder

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In 2010 Liberty University began a Patron-Driven Acquisition pilot program with ebrary. Since then, the program has grown dramatically. The presenters describe how the library uses past usage data to create a predictive formula for ebook use. New ebook titles were added to the program based on formula selections. Success of the formula was evaluated, and overall the results are positive. The presenters also explain how the library handles the purchasing and cataloging of the ebooks.