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Shared Patron-Driven Acquisition Within a Consortium: the OCUL PDA Pilot

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posted on 2021-05-21, 13:10 authored by Kate Davis, Lei Jin, Colleen Neely, Harriet Rykse
In September 2010 members of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) participated in a patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) pilot to determine how this purchasing model might be adapted to a consortium. OCUL understood that developing a model that would allow patrons to purchase titles for different collections would be complicated. Careful thought went into balancing the needs of individual members with the needs of the consortium. This paper describes the project and examines the results from three distinct perspectives in the hopes of gaining a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of PDA at a consortial level.