Creating Patron Driven Acquisitions Initiatives at Your Library (Orange Park) (NEFLIN)

Thursday, September 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at NEFLIN in Orange Park
Interlibrary Loan – Acquisitions (Books on Demand) and Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) initiatives are two increasingly prevalent methods for collaborative collection building in college and university libraries across the world. This workshop will go over the basics and various models of Books on Demand and PDAs in existence that will answer the following questions:

  • What are ILL – Acquisitions (Books on Demand) purchase models and how do they operate?
  • What are patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) models and how are academic libraries applying them to collaborate with faculty and users?
  • Why are Books on Demand and PDAs so popular with library administrators and librarians?

Anticipated Goal:  The first half of the workshop will be focused on presenting actual models used at the University of Florida (ILL-Acquisitions Books-on-Demand; MyiLibrary Patron-Driven Acquisitions) and facilitating discussion with participants; the second half of the workshop will be devoted to working hands-on with participants in creating or revising PDA initiatives at their respective libraries. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should better understand the mechanics of launching and managing collaborative acquisition projects.

Trainers: Michelle Leonard, Science and Technology Librarian, Marston Science Library, and Steven Carrico, Acquisitions Librarian, both University of Florida

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