Library Support for Researchers

Report
Introducing Patron Driven Acquisition
(PDA) in an Academic Library:
UCLan’s experience
Caroline Gibson
eResources Co-ordinator
 [email protected]
 01772 892280
Patron Driven Acquisition at UCLan:
Reckless abandon or natural evolution?
• Why did we trial PDA in our library?
• How did we introduce PDA
• What have we discovered?
• Where do we go from here?
Why did we decide to trial PDA?
National Student Survey
“If you could change one thing about the University to improve
your experience, what would it be?”
“Library books are not
always available when
you need them”
“Add more books!”
“Better selection of
books in library”
“More books related to
my course in the library,
please!”
“There's not many
books available for my
course.”
Choosing a supplier: Why Ebrary?
• Ebrary Academic Complete is our most popular eResource
• No need to add MARC records to our Library Catalogue
• Continued use after purchase
• Collection Management tool looked to be comprehensive and intuitive to
use.
• Multiple PDA profiles could be created.
• Option to offer short-loans and/or outright purchase
• In 2011, we deposited £40,000 ($64,080) with Ebrary and also,
£40,000 with Ebsco.
Targeting our funds
Course
BA (Hons) Acting / BA (Hons) Dance, Performance and
Teaching
BA (Hons) Archaeology
BA (Hons) Architectural Technology
BA (Hons) Criminology and BA (Hons) Criminal Justice
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Journalism / BA (Hons) Sports Journalism
DHE PreReg Nursing
BA (Hons) Social Work
Allocation
$6,000
$4,000
$8,000
$10,000
$8,000
$8,000
$12,000
$8,000
Creating our subject profiles
Proceeding with caution….
Course
BA (Hons) Acting / BA (Hons) Dance,
Performance and Teaching
BA (Hons) Archaeology
BA (Hons) Architectural Technology
BA (Hons) Criminology and BA (Hons)
Criminal Justice
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Journalism / BA (Hons) Sports
Journalism
DHE PreReg Nursing
BA (Hons) Social Work
Allocation # Titles in Profile
$6,000
366
$4,000
$8,000
$10,000
123
262
4071*
$8,000
$8,000
3253
183
$12,000
$8,000
1334
597
The big launch!
So, what happened?
Pattern of expenditure
Course/Profile
BA (Hons) Acting / BA (Hons) Dance,
Performance and Teaching
BA (Hons) Archaeology
BA (Hons) Architectural Technology
BA (Hons) Criminology and BA (Hons)
Criminal Justice
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Journalism / BA (Hons) Sports
Journalism
DHE PreReg Nursing
BA (Hons) Social Work
# titles
purchased
Average
purchase price
47
$102.94
14
$108.12
61
$111.06
84
$109.38
90
$75.96
69
$89.93
96
$82.19
59
$116.76
Purchase triggers
19%
Page Views
Copying
Printing/Time
22%
59%
How do you measure success?
COUNTER Book Report 2 Usage: A comparison
Collection/Platform
Ebrary Academic Complete
Cost per section/chapter access (2012
BR2)
£0.024
Ebrary McGraw Hill
£0.29
Ebrary PDA titles
£0.43
Collection/Platform
Ebrary Academic Complete
Average # section/chapter requests per
title (2012)
51
Ebrary McGraw Hill
123
Ebrary PDA titles
223
DawsonEra
56
MyiLibrary
142
What next?
• Ebsco PDA trial
• Deposited additional sum with Ebrary
• Communicating new, additional acquisition strategy to Schools
• Reckless abandon or natural evolution?
• Top-slicing school learning material budgets?
Introducing Patron Driven Acquisition
(PDA) in an Academic Library:
Blackburn College’s experience
Philip Abbott
HE Librarian
 [email protected]
 01254 292269

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