Deliver the eBooks Your Patrons and Selectors Both Want!

Deliver the eBooks Your Patrons and Selectors Both Want! PDA Program at the University of Mississippi

Herrera, Gail. Serials Librarian; Aug2012, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p178-186.

DOI:  10.1080/0361526X.2012.700780
Database: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text

Over the years, the University of Mississippi Libraries has purchased eBooks as one-time, perpetual-access collections, individual titles, and as subscription collections. Last year, the Williams Library began a patron-driven, eBook pilot program. Using ebrary's administrative tool, profiles were created to establish two patron-driven eBook collections. The records for these two profiles were then loaded into the library catalog. As patrons triggered a purchase by using an eBook, the order and payment information was recorded and the items were added to the collection. The planning, implementation, and workflow of the patron-driven, eBook pilot program was presented.