Title: DDA at UNT: How's that workin' for ya'?

Your Name and Title:

Karen R. Harker, MLS, MPH
Collection Assessment Librarian

 

Library, School, or Organization Name:

University of North Texas Libraries
 

Co-Presenter Name(s):

 

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

Denton, Texas, United States

 

Language in Which You Will Present:

English

 

Target Audience(s):

Collection Development librarians at academic or large public libraries

 

Short Session Description (one line):

Overview of the results of our Demand-Driven Acquisitions program and the methods used to analyze the data.

 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

The UNT Libraries' DDA collection was a pilot project with the goal of simply finding out how it would work.  With little guidance available for determining the optimal parameters of the service, we made choices about inclusion criteria that could affect the scope and success of the pilot.  Now that the project is nearly three-quarters completed, we evaluated our choices.  What kind of collection did our patrons select?  How much did they spend?  Were the selections good choices?  Were they useful to others?  This presentation will describe the analyses of the purchases and the usage of the DDA collection, and how the results could affect future decisions regarding DDA services.

 

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