Interview with David Swords, Editor of Patron Driven Acquisitions: History and Best Practices

December 8th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Earlier this week I had a chance to interview David Swords, VP of Sales and Marketing for EBL.  David is also the Editor of a new DeGruyter/Saur title, Patron Driven Acquistions:  History and Best Practices.  In the interview David discusses the content of the book and inserts specific examples of PDA programs in libraries today. […]

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Patron Driven Acquisition in Libraries

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Patron Driven Acquisition has gained much interest from libraries these days. As a result, many are writing about their experiences with the new business model. Today, Inside Higher Education featured an article on “PDA In the Library,” (E-book acquisition based on use and demand could save libraries thousands). This article discusses the benefits of PDA, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · School Libraries

YBP and EBL Partner for First Demand-Driven Approval Plan

November 10th, 2010 · Comments Off

YBP Library Services and Ebook Library (EBL) have announce that they have combined their unique strengths to create the first demand-driven approval plans.  With this announcement, followed by developments to come later, the two companies will use the accurate, book-in-hand descriptions from YBP’s approval process with the malleable patron-driven tools of EBL to offer a […]

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Financial Importance of Short-term loaning eBooks, a Case Study

June 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I was given permission from EBL to post this case study on the financial importance of short-term loaning of ebooks.  The study references Grand Valley State University in Michigan.  It’s posted in it’s entirety below. The Financial Importance of Short-term Loans:  An Example from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Michigan Prepared by David Swords, […]

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