What is demand driven acquisition?
Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) programs allow libraries to make eBooks discoverable to their patrons prior to purchasing. A title is triggered for purchase via significant use by patrons as defined by the library. These programs are also known as Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) because it is the library patron, or user, who is determining what is added to the library collection according to which titles they access within the library catalog or discovery system.
MSU Library is piloting a DDA program in partnership with YBP Library Services and EBook Library (EBL) to systematically add new eBooks to our collection based on the borrowing activity of our patrons. This allows us to connect patrons with more eBooks and make purchases at the point of need and based on the amount of need. We're integrating this program into our existing monographic acquisition process to make sure we continue to provide the resources that are most relevant to our campus community.
These eBooksooks are discoverable in a number of ways:
- Via CatSearch, MSU Library's discovery service
- Via the MSU Library catalog
- Directly on the EBL platform
To learn how to access these titles, please see the "How to access DDA eBooks" tab in this guide.
For questions and additional support with these eBooks, Ask a Librarian for further assistance.