Demand-Driven Acquisitions, part 1

This hour-long session, one of two parts, gives an overview of key concepts behind demand-driven acquisitions (DDA):

  • why and how to implement
  • benefits to the library and the campus community
  • implications for the library collection

Examines the theoretical concepts about DDA while giving practical advice about setting up DDA in libraries with some considerations of long-term impacts by looking at a case study from the University of Denver.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in learning more about demand-driven (also called patron-driven) acquisitions.

Course Level



Michael Levine-Clark, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collection Services, Penrose Library, University of Denver

Date & Time

Available 24/7. Originally presented on  September 19, 2012.

This session lasts about an hour.

Part 2 will be held October 3.





Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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How to Register

No registration required. Access the session now: 

Recording (YouTube)

Recording (.wmv)

Slides (.pdf)


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