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Saturday, November 7 • 10:45am - 11:15am
2PDA: Collection Development Hybrid

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Academic libraries have been challenged over the past decade to acquire resources to meet the curricular and research needs of its students and faculty with flat or decreasing materials budgets. At the same time, libraries have seen persistent and troubling low levels of use for some of these resources, particularly monographs. Simultaneously, academic libraries such as IUPUI are also requiring that librarians use their time and skills in new ways of outreach to faculty and students—new ways that de-emphasize the traditional role of librarian as collection developer and manager.
2PDA is a hybrid approach to collection development that includes both professional-driven and patron-driven acquisitions. It is a mixture of traditional title by title selection, subject-based approval plans along with subject and format-driven patron driven acquisitions. This session will outline the four-year effort at IUPUI University Library to craft a collection development plan that balanced these factors while maintaining a high-quality collection of resources. This session will discuss what the library has learned about its users and how they use the collection and how this approach has been fine-tuned. This session will also discuss how the library anticipates its approach will change over the next two years.


Kevin Petsche

Head of Resource Acquisition and Description Team, IUPUI University Library

Saturday November 7, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am EST
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott