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Friday, November 8 • 5:45pm - 6:30pm
The Good, the Bad and the Unread

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Demand driven acquisitions seems to be quickly gaining an important role in the library’s acquisition’s process. In the excitement over patron driven acquisitions, libraries have been looking at issues such as selection, access, price and how to implement a workflow for purchasing titles. But what happens when a title is not selected? How do libraries handle a build-up of these titles that are never touched? Do we leave them indefinitely? Do we put a time limit on how long a record stays without use and then withdrawal it? And if we do withdrawal a title, how can technical services set up a workflow that efficiently handles the withdrawals of these records?

How we decide to handle the withdrawal of these records is just as vitally important in this process of patron driven acquisitions as the original access to a title. This poster session will take a look at what libraries have started to implement and work to come up with larger overview of how to handle these records that are not chosen by patrons.


Lauren DeVoe

Acquisitions Coordinator, Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University
Lauren is the Acquisitions Coordinator for the Tulane University Libraries. Currently working on a M.A. in English Literature, Lauren's first book "Fairy Tale Magic" will be out in May of 2014 from Llewellyn Worldwide. When not immersed in libraries and books, Lauren spends a great... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 5:45pm - 6:30pm EST
Bistro Area, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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