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Thursday, November 7 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
You Have a DDA E-book Plan, Now How Do You Manage It?: Streamlining Individual and Consortial DDA Program Management using the WorldCat Knowledge Base and EBL - Ebook Library Profiling

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Many libraries starting Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA) e-book programs face challenges and increasing workloads with loading records, ensuring discoverability by their patrons, and deciding when and what titles to remove as the plan ages. Come hear about the experiences of an individual library - Kreitzberg Library at Norwich University, and a library consortium with a shared DDA plan - the Virtual Library of Virginia. Both utilize the WorldCat knowledge base and the EBL profiling system to automate portions of the record management and collection development workflows. Attendees will learn about:

  • Efficiencies gained by using a knowledge base to select records, including a process for distributing records to libraries sharing a DDA plan that also allows each library to add local customizations
  • A means of automatically rolling titles out of a DDA plan (“automated weeding”) based on publication date, publisher, and previous usage. 
  • Differences between managing a local and a consortial DDA program.

A discussion with the audience will follow the presentations.


Sara Finch

Product Analyst, OCLC

John Holm

Electronic Resources Librarian, Norwich University
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Anne Osterman

Director, VIVA (Virginia's academic library consortium)
Anne Osterman is a librarian with over 20 years of experience in academic libraries. She has worked in a variety of roles, including research data services, reference and instruction, acquisitions, and the licensing of electronic resources. She is currently Director of the VIVA, the... Read More →
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Sadie Williams

Director of Product Marketing, Workflow Solutions, ProQuest

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites Historic District 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403

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