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DDA in the Real World: How does our DDA compare with our other book collections?
Your Name and Title:
Karen R. Harker, MLS, MPH
Collection Assessment Librarian
Library, School, or Organization Name:
University of North Texas Libraries
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Denton, Texas, United States
Language in Which You Will Present:
Collection Development librarians at academic or large public libraries
Short Session Description (one line):
A comparison of our DDA "Discovery Collection" and the collection of books "selected" by our users with our print collection and with EBSCO's eBook service.
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. While care was taken to set up an approval plan that would be appropriate for our users, the exact distribution of titles in the Discovery Collection were not well known. Once users had access to this collection, furthermore, it was not known how it would be used and how it would impact our permanent collection of e-books. This presentation describes the distribution of ebooks in the DDA Discovery and "purchased" collections and how they compare with our print collection, as well as EBSCO's Ebook service (formerly NetLibrary).
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