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.