Chapter 8

Academic Libraries


This chapter addresses the unique needs of academic libraries when beginning a demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) program or assessing existing strategies. Academic libraries serve diverse populations and groups of users with very different needs. The rise of DDA in academic libraries has influenced a wide range of areas including library outreach to academic departments, the provision of textbooks and its implication on academic publishing, the appropriateness of ebooks, and the creation of strong collections that may serve a purpose beyond access to materials. This chapter examines a case study from Teachers College, Columbia University, an institution that has successfully integrated a digital-first, fully ...

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