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Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions by Laura Costello

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Chapter 1

A Climate of Demand

Abstract

This chapter describes the conditions that produced demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) in libraries, from the collection assessment literature produced in the 1960s and 1970s to the emerging ebook research in the early 2000s. Budget changes for libraries and significant disruptions to the way information is produced, published, and distributed created a climate ready to experiment and accept a radical change in the way libraries build collections for users. This chapter discusses the particularities of the changing relationship between libraries and publishers and goes on to describe several changes that may become part of the future of DDA.

Keywords

Demand-driven acquisitions; research; ebooks; publishers; publishing; ...

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