Purchase-on-Demand Programs

Purchase-on-Demand Programs in Public and Academic Libraries

an ALCTS Program

Sunday, June 26, 2011 | 1:30–3:30pm

Track:  Collection Management and Technical Services

Are you interested in getting into patron-driven acquisitions but don’t know where to start? Do you want to know how selectors fit into the PDA model? Would you like to see how other institutions have solved workflow issues? Would you like to hear how people have funded their PDA programs? What about assessment of PDA programs? Come learn about purchase-on-demand programs instituted through interlibrary loan. Public and academic libraries will talk about how they got started doing purchase-on-demand and what the patron response has been.


  • Jill H. Powell, Engineering Bibliographer and Reference and Instruction Librarian, Engineering Library, Cornell University
  • Roberta Schenewerk, Head of Acquisitions, Forth Worth Library
  • Doug Way, Head of Collections, Grand Valley State University

Sponsored by CMDS.