The customer is always right? Assessing the value of patron-driven acquisition at the University of Huddersfield

Graham Stone, Briony Heyhoe-Pullar
  • Insights the UKSG journal, March 2015, Ubiquity Press, Ltd.
  • DOI: 10.1629/uksg.173

Patron Driven Acquisition at the University of Huddersfield

What is it about?

This article looks at the statistics collected from a Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) pilot at Huddersfield. The pilot showed the value in allowing users to select e-book material and that usage reflected the overall student body. The pilot helped to plug gaps in the collections and the results of the online survey have led to PDA becoming an essential part of the information resources fund

Why is it important?

The outcome of this pilot was to embed PDA into the library book budget, it also showed that users were using the Library discovery service, Summon, to successfully select library resources

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1629/uksg.173

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