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Thursday, November 5 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Bringing Some Cents to Collection Development in a Consortial Environment

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Academic libraries have traditionally purchased books to support current and future curricular and research needs at their individual institutions. At the same time academic libraries have been challenged in times of static or declining budgets to balance patron demand for access to content against the security of owning collections uniquely tailored to the communities they serve. The costs associated with ownership of many of the same e-book titles combined with the duplication of effort by members of the PALCI consortium led to the development of a shared demand driven acquisition (DDA) model based on patron selection at the point of use. The PALCI DDA program was initially piloted in 2014 with EBSCO, ebrary and YBP, continued in 2014-15 and extended in early 2015 with a JSTOR pilot. The purpose of each pilot was to determine the value of a cooperative DDA model that could eventually replace the need for individual PALCI libraries to manage their own DDA projects, establish cost models that might be equal or lower than traditional ILL, and potentially lower overall costs of acquiring e-book content for member libraries. 

This session will review the value of the PALCI DDA model to participating member libraries; marketing strategies used to gain buy-in from member libraries; the different publisher and aggregator DDA models; the different cost contribution models used to address differences in size of libraries across PALCI and the future of PALCI DDA. The program will be of interest to libraries that are considering or have already implemented DDA, as well as publishers, eBook aggregators, and information vendors. The PALCI consortium includes 69 academic and other research libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and New York that support teaching and research interests at institutions that range from small colleges to large research universities.


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Scott Anderson

Information Systems Librarian, Millersville University
Scott Anderson (MLS, MBA) is an Associate Professor and the Information Systems Librarian at Millersville University. He is responsible for most of the library's electronic services (Discovery, ILS, ILL, KB, repository, linking, etc), configuring content platforms, authentication... Read More →
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Jeremy Garskof

Director of TS, Gettysburg College
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Chris Martire

Special Projects Consultant, PALCI
Chris currently serves as Special Projects Consultant for PALCI, a consortium of 68 academic and other research libraries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and New York. In her previous role as PALCI’s Senior Program Officer, Chris led cooperative print and digital collection... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 11:35am - 12:15pm EST
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott